I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk— Gregg Popovich
Killer Nba Player quotations
How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate
No player in the NBA was born wanting to play basketball.
The desire to play ball or to read must be planted. The last 25 years of research show that reading aloud to a child is the oldest, cheapest and must successful method of instilling that desire. Shooting baskets with a child creates a basketball player; reading to a child creates a reader.
You're always going to face criticism, you're always going to face challenges, but those things are there to make you stronger and more committed.
What distinguishes a great player is his presence.
When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere.
One of the hardest things for a ball player to do is to accept his role
I didn’t fall in love with it just because it was me playing.
I fell in love with it because I’ve got guys like this – like these guys every single day that push me to be the best that I can be.
On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable
My dream was to be in the NBA. I wasn't really focused on being a star player on a team. I just wanted to make it to the NBA. I've been blessed for the opportunities to be in the Finals, been in the playoffs ever since I've been in the NBA.
Nick, You know, The first guy I met when I first got to Seattle, As an eighteen year old, You took me in. You believed in me from the beginning. You knew that I had potential. And every single day I know I could look at you And know that you respect me As a man, As a player, And you gonna ride with me to the end. I thank you.
If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!
I learned at a young age to dribble with both hands, and that allows me to be more creative when I go against bigger and stronger opponents.
Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA players.
It's up in the air whether the same can be said of Keith Richards.
This is where young players today want to land. They want to be NBA players because of the money.
Your best players have to unite and inspire the group... otherwise, they'll divide the group
Discipline is the greatest form of love you can show someone. Great players crave discipline
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
You must have your player's heads and hearts before they will do anything for you
You don't win games as a coach during games.
You win games as a coach before games. Players win during games, not coaches
Every time you compete, try harder to improve on your last performance.
Give nothing short of your very best effort.
Michael Jordon may have been the best basketball player in history, but he couldn't have won six NBA titles without a team.
The greatest compliment to any player is he is a great teammate.
We can't all be great players, but we can all be great teammates
Coaches win practices, players win games
Footwork is one of the primary prerequisites to becoming a great player
Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
Your best player has to set a tone of intolerance for anything that gets in the way of winning
It just feels good to say we're the best team in the world, with the best player in the world.
One player's selfish attitude can poison a locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish team work
I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.
The players I respected most were the toughest players, not those who talked a good game or blocked a shot and acted like a fool.
In all my years one thing has never changed;
You win with serious, tough-minded players. That never changes
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
Do you want to choose winning over standing out? It's a choice every player on every championship team has to do
As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don't know.
I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.
(Oklahoma Thunder center Kendrick) Perkins doesn't like other NBA players.