quote by Jim Valvano

I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em.

— Jim Valvano

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We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.


And when other people see me play basketball.

..the way I treat my teammates, the opponents, the refs, that's all a reflection of God's image and God's love so that's the stuff I try to focus on.

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We talked to the referees before the game;

there's always new situations to adjust, for the refs and for us as well. Even on the ice, it's good for players to talk and interact with the referee.

Always work the ref's blind side.

You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, 'This is wrong.'


No matter what we're trying to accomplish, there's always a barrier of some kind to overcome, and it's often something over which we have no control. Instead of focusing on the barriers, let's work to become so good that we'll succeed no matter how many bad calls the ref may throw at us.

Men like a ref decision because they just want to get back to the game.

No leadership, no ideas. Not even enough imagination to thump someone in the line-up when the ref wasn't looking.

I don't want to get into a 'he said, she said' with the refs...I'm the he.

The refs are so confused themselves because there's so many rules.

It's like, 'Oh my gosh I've never seen this many rules in my life.' And everybody's trying to govern this and justify that.


I think the game has gotten better. (The two-ref system) keeps players from taking cheap shots behind the play. I never thought I'd like it, considering the way I like to hack.

If the referee happens to be in the way you just yell, 'move or I'll break your ankles!' which I used to do with referees. Some refs will stop and watch the fight it drives you crazy.

I've always said to the refs to not be the ones to decide the game.

Let the players dictate the outcome.

I tried to talk to the ref but it is easier to get to see the Pope.

If I'm in London again and I get mugged I hope the same number of people turn up to protect me. There were six police, four stewards and even a UN peace observer out there.

MC's they retreat cause they know I can beat 'em, And eat 'em in a battle and the ref won't cheat 'em. I'm the best takin' out all rookies, So forget Oreos...eat Cool J cookies.


There's no reason for me to go into a big dissertation about why I'm not getting the calls. The refs have to do their jobs as well. I even mentioned it in training camp to the refs when we had our little meeting.

Some of the old refs have favoritism toward some of the fighters that are currently fighting. There should be a changing of the guard with the refs, the same way there are with fighters.

For the past eight years, the right has been better at working the refs.

Now the left is learning how to play the game.

Ali's got a left, Ali's got a right - when he knocks you down, you'll sleep for the night; and when you lie on the floor and the ref counts to ten, hope and pray that you never meet me again.

I don't listen to the refs. I don't listen to anyone who makes less money than I do.


I'm the LCL - the Last Center Left. I've been doing the same things for 13 years, but now they're flopping and falling, and the refs are falling for it, too.

I'll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs.

The only difference between street fighting and boxing is there a ref there from stopping me from killing you

The ref was vertically 15 yards away.

Right now, you know, it's not about the refs or anything else, it's about hitting first, getting on the run and never looking back.

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Every sound in the gym is so fantastic.

The screams of the fans, the whistle of the ref, the teammates calling to each other, the sounds of the ball touching the wooden floor, the sneakers touching the floor, and the sounds of the fight, the muscle and the sweat. Oh, and the last one-when the ball goes through the net. Don't laugh at my sensitivity and romanticism - those sounds really attract me.

It's part of my game, getting to the free-throw line and being aggressive.

If you say that I get superstar calls or I get babied by the refs, that's just taking away from how I play. That's disrespectful to me.

wouldn't you like to make sure all those millions you give to Uncle Sam went to schools and hospitals instead of nuclear warheads?' As a matter of fact, he would. Playgrounds for big kids, preschool programs to little ones, and mandatory LASIK surgery for NFL refs.

I just didn't want her to get hurt. I thought she was going to be. But everyone gets their share, don't they? Sure. Pow, in the nose. Pow, in the eye. Pow, below the belt, down you go, and the ref just went out for a hot dog.

Americans have a lower opinion of Congress than they do of the NFL replacement refs, head lice, traffic jams, cockroaches and even the group to which yours truly belongs - Washington political pundits.