Larry Bird Quotes

Top 51 wise famous quotes and sayings by Larry Bird

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Larry Bird quotes: The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson. The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.
Larry Bird quotes: When I go to the line I'm thinking 'All net.' When I don't think that, I'm likely to miss. When I go to the line I'm thinking 'All net.' When I don't think that, I'm likely to miss.
Larry Bird quotes: I always know what's happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond. I always know what's happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond.
Larry Bird quotes: The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me. The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
Larry Bird quotes: Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
Larry Bird quotes: It makes me sick when I see a guy just stare at a loose ball and watch it go out of bounds. It makes me sick when I see a guy just stare at a loose ball and watch it go out of bounds.
Larry Bird quotes: In the closing seconds of every game, I want the ball in my hands for the last shot - not in anybody else's, not in anybody else's in the world. In the closing seconds of every game, I want the ball in my hands for the last shot - not in anybody else's, not in anybody else's in the world.
Larry Bird quotes: I wasn't real quick, and I wasn't real strong. Some guys will just take off and it's like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals. I wasn't real quick, and I wasn't real strong. Some guys will just take off and it's like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.
Larry Bird quotes: I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody - somewhere - was practicing more than me. I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody - somewhere - was practicing more than me.
Larry Bird quotes: When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball. When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.
Larry Bird quotes: I'm a firm believer in that you play the way you practice. I'm a firm believer in that you play the way you practice.
Larry Bird quotes: Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around. Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
Larry Bird quotes: I just shoot until I feel good. I just shoot until I feel good.
Larry Bird quotes: I wanted to compete at the highest level again - and that's the NBA. I wanted to compete at the highest level again - and that's the NBA.
Larry Bird quotes: My opinion about basketball, the way I was taught, was when you step on the court, you play to win. My opinion about basketball, the way I was taught, was when you step on the court, you play to win.
Larry Bird quotes: I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American. I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
Larry Bird quotes: You're all playin' for second place. You're all playin' for second place.
Larry Bird quotes: It's been a journey, the NBA. It's taken me a lot farther than I ever expected. It's been a journey, the NBA. It's taken me a lot farther than I ever expected.
Larry Bird quotes: But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever. But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.
Larry Bird quotes: Michael Jordan is God disguised as a basketball player. Michael Jordan is God disguised as a basketball player.
Larry Bird quotes: I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it. I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
Larry Bird quotes: I think a lot of blue collar people related to me because a lot of people work for their money. I think a lot of blue collar people related to me because a lot of people work for their money.
Larry Bird quotes: I've always been interested in jobs in the NBA. But I've been in this for 20 years and it might be time to do something else. I've always been interested in jobs in the NBA. But I've been in this for 20 years and it might be time to do something else.
Larry Bird quotes: This is a silly place. Half the world has no clean water. The other half has so much that they pooh in it. This is a silly place. Half the world has no clean water. The other half has so much that they pooh in it.
Larry Bird quotes: I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
Larry Bird quotes: Strength is not nearly as important as desire. I don't think you can teach anyone desire. I think it's a gift. I don't know why I have it, but I Strength is not nearly as important as desire. I don't think you can teach anyone desire. I think it's a gift. I don't know why I have it, but I do.
Larry Bird quotes: It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer. It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
Larry Bird quotes: When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro. When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
Larry Bird quotes: If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it.
Larry Bird quotes: I used to love the feeling of running, of running too far. It made my skin tingle. I used to love the feeling of running, of running too far. It made my skin tingle.
Larry Bird quotes: The best basketball announcer is one who allows you to close your eyes. The best basketball announcer is one who allows you to close your eyes.
Larry Bird quotes: 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. 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.
Larry Bird quotes: Guys like Larry Bird he played so hard, he wants everybody else to play hard. That's not unreasonable. Any coach would want that and demand that. Guys like Larry Bird
he played so hard, he wants everybody else to play hard. That's not unreasonable. Any coach would want that and demand that.
Larry Bird quotes: Basketball has been my life and I worked at it so hard because I enjoyed it so much. Basketball has been my life and I worked at it so hard because I enjoyed it so much.
Larry Bird quotes: I can see why fans don't like to watch pro basketball. I don't, either. It's not exciting. I can see why fans don't like to watch pro basketball. I don't, either. It's not exciting.
Larry Bird quotes: I've been around a while. I kinda know these things. I've been around a while. I kinda know these things.
Larry Bird quotes: I don't think that once you get to one level, you can relax. You've got to keep pushing. I don't think that once you get to one level, you can relax. You've got to keep pushing.
Larry Bird quotes: Coaches can talk and talk and talk about something, but if you get it on tape and show it to them, it is so much more effective. Coaches can talk and talk and talk about something, but if you get it on tape and show it to them, it is so much more effective.
Larry Bird quotes: As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game. As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game.
Larry Bird quotes: What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know? What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know?
Larry Bird quotes: The best players will play. That's the way it will always be. The best players will play. That's the way it will always be.
Larry Bird quotes: Don't let winning make you soft. Don't let losing make you quit. Don't let your teammates down in any situation. Don't let winning make you soft. Don't let losing make you quit. Don't let your teammates down in any situation.
Larry Bird quotes: There are many times when you are better off practicing than playing; but most people just don't understand that There are many times when you are better off practicing than playing; but most people just don't understand that
Larry Bird quotes: Maybe it's God disguised as Michael Jordan. Maybe it's God disguised as Michael Jordan.