Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.— Unknown Author
Whopping Good Basketball quotations
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play.
You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.
How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
Work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people.
To do the right thing at the right season is a great art.
Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable
I do a little sign on the court every time i make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky - it symbolizes that i have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time I step on the floor as a reminder of who i’m playing for.
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige.
It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
I've never been afraid of big moments.
I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I'm ready for the moment.
I hope I epitomize the American dream.
For I came against long odds, from the ghetto to the very top of my profession. I was not immediately good at basketball. It did not come easy. It came as the result of a lot of hard work and self-sacrifice. The rewards, where they worth it? One thousand times over.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do.
Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.
A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.
Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
When we're playing a good scoring center, we tell our team that it is not our defensive man's job to stop the center. It's the responsibility of our perimeter people to stop the ball from going inside.
Working hard is one thing, but working hard with purpose is what separates the good from the great
Criticize on defense and encourage on offense.
Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals.
You never make any of the shots you never take.
87% of the ones you do take, you'll miss too. I make 110% of my shots.
I don't hire good coaches, I hire good people.
If they turn out to be good coaches, too, that's a plus.
Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they're afraid they might get hit by a pass.
They talked about teamwork. That's all it is. It's about team effort. No particular player trying to outshine each other. Playing unselfishly and believe. Good things will come.
After I played him for the first time, I said 'Let's see.
He's four or five inches taller. He's 40 or 50 pounds heavier. His vertical leap is at least as good as mine. He can get up and down the floor as well as I can. And he's smart. The real problem with all this is I have to show up.
I will waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow I will harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day.
When I went blind at 13, I realized that I wasn't going to be a good baseball or basketball player like I enjoyed before. It forced me to look beyond the obvious, to things that I could still do well.
When you watch the game, be a student of the game.
We're focusing on the whole pie, not a slice.
A slice is good, but it's not good enough to get you fat. We're trying to get fat.