A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
— Mike Krzyzewski

basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.
Hakeem Olajuwon basketball quote

I'm not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.
— Jeremy Lin

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
— Charles Barkley

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
— basketball quotation by Bobby Knight