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I don't think that players learn how to play any other
by Oscar Robertson

I don't think that players learn how to play any other
aspect of the game in high school or college.
- Oscar Robertson

I think that teaching coaches are the norm now.
- Oscar Robertson

If you're a basketball player, you've got to shoot.
- Oscar Robertson

The thing about it is almost everyone could pass that way,
but we were kept from doing it by our coaches.
- Oscar Robertson

 

Now, I guess, people want stars.
People are trying to invent stars.
- Oscar Robertson

You don't cut anywhere, don't pick down anywhere,
don't double screen, no weak side picking.
All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don't happen anymore.
- Oscar Robertson

It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes
in our country we are real sensitive to race.
- Oscar Robertson

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But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image.
Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars.
And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation.
- Oscar Robertson

We're all Americans trying to compete.
Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team.
- Oscar Robertson

But I like to think an athlete is an athlete.
- Oscar Robertson

I was taught to play that way when I was in high school
and even before I got to high school.
- Oscar Robertson

You see what happens in college and high school games today -
a three-point shot or a dunk.
I think that's the reason that you see a lot of that in the pros today.
- Oscar Robertson

When you play guard, you're not going to block a lot of shots.
Inside, you're going to block shots.
- Oscar Robertson

Some players are more physical than others,
some play with more finesse.
Some are just really great all-around players.
So you have to change your game.
- Oscar Robertson

The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team,
and then go to the games.
Now, I don't know, these guys today don't want to do anything like that.
- Oscar Robertson

I think that basketball players should get the job
done no matter how it looks on the screen.
- Oscar Robertson

Basketball is basketball.
- Oscar Robertson

I don't blame David Stern because a player gets on
the court and he doesn't put out competitively.
No one can make you play if you don't want to play.
- Oscar Robertson

I think that everyone should be able to dribble.
Everyone should be able to pass.
Otherwise, why are you out there?
- Oscar Robertson

But if people are buying the products,
naturally they're gonna use them.
- Oscar Robertson

I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams -
Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers,
same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.
- Oscar Robertson

You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball,
not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os.
- Oscar Robertson

This is where young players today want to land.
They want to be NBA players because of the money.
- Oscar Robertson

When you go into a game on offense, you make a couple
moves and see what the defender is going to do.
Then you pretty much can figure out what he is going to do against you -
whether he carries his hands low or high,
whether he is bumping or pushing, those type of things.
- Oscar Robertson

Who do I think was the greatest? This might shock you:
Elgin Baylor.
He did so many great things.
Nobody could guard him, playing in the forward spot.
I'd love to see some of today's greats playing against Elgin.
They couldn't guard him.
Nobody could.
- Oscar Robertson

When you play against different people from all walks
of life you can't do the same thing against every player
defensively or offensively.
You have to change up the way you go at a player.
- Oscar Robertson

You've got to learn the footwork, the positioning,
how to box out, how to pass, how to shoot your free throws.
All these things are necessary, not to be the No.
1 player in the world, but maybe you can play against him.
- Oscar Robertson

They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter,
you have to have played that sport, at some level;
high school,
college, junior college, somewhere.
Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time.
- Oscar Robertson

You look at today, it's a different situation.
You have a game that has been transformed into a game
where almost every shot is either an outside shot -
a three-point shot -
or a dunk.
- Oscar Robertson

It's like all guys want to do is make a dunk,
grab their shirt and yell out and scream -
they could be down 30 points but that's what they do.
Okay, so you made a dunk.
Get back down the floor on defense!
- Oscar Robertson

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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