Larry Bird Quotes | Best Basketball Quotes

Below is a list of Larry Bird Quotes. Click »Open Image« to open an image with the quote and the author.

  • It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.  »Open Image«
  • 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. »Open Image«
  • I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. »Open Image«
  • 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. »Open Image«
  • Once you are labeled ‘the best’ you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. »Open Image«
  • Leadership is getting players to believe in you. 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. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.
  • A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals
  • Leadership is diving for a loose ball. It’s about being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from other players
  • Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quit. Don’t let your teammates down in any situation
  • Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

As you may know, Larry Bird is one of, if not the greatest trash talker in NBA history. While surfing one day, I came across this list of Larry Bird’s Trash Talk Stories. Enjoy!

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