Thursday, January 11, 2007

Famous sports quote, great sports quote, inspirational basketball quotes

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"Everybody wants to follow the leader; but, nobody wants to lead the followers."

"Leaders are like eagles - they don't flock. You find them one at a time."
Knute Rockne

"Boards, Boards, Boards"
Knute Rockne

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
John F. Kennedy

"The three best things I've learned in coaching: my players must play Hard, Hard, Hard."
Coach John Wild

"A person really doesn´t become whole, until he becomes a part of something that´s bigger than himself."
Jim Valvano

"Pride is the sheet anchor of morality.
The doer of noble deeds.
When love flies and hope fails,
Pride still lingers.
The savage rear guard of the human soul."

"The only easy day was yesterday."
Clint Black

"How can you expect a basketball player to work hard on the court if he doesn't work hard in the classroom?"

"Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad, but somewhere between reality falls."
Lou Holtz

"All Battles Are Won Before They Are Fought."
from Sun Tzu

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
Thomas Jefferson

"It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit."
Robert Yates - owner of Dale Jarrett's racing team.

"Athletics and Competition is not for everyone. You are the courageous ones!

"Ask not what your teammates can do for you Ask what you can do for your teammates."
- Magic Johnson

" It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion."
--John Wooden 1910-

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
-John Wooden

"Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."-
Scottie Pippen

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
-Michael Jordan

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying"
Michael Jordan

"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."
Michael Jordan

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
-Michael Jordan

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. "
-Michael Jordan

"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
-Michael Jordan

"As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day."
-Michael Jordan

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
-Michael Jordan

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
-Michael Jordan

"Winners never quit and quitters never win. "
-Michael Jordan

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
-Michael Jordanfrom Linda Simon
"Work beats talent when talent doesn't work."

"Ten years from now I won't remember how many points I had each game, or how many newspaper articles had my name in them, or how many minutes I played. I will, however, remember that I was part of something larger than myself, and that I was part of something I helped make successful, because I was part of a team.

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

Eric Gordon

If you have not heard this name yet. Trust you will be soon. The name is Eric Gordon the game is basketball. Hear might be some reasons why you have not heard this name yet, because he has been in the shadows of a few other Indiana High School players such as Greg Oden and Josh McRoberts.

Make a note of it, Eric Gordon is the real deal, and could be the National High School player of the year for 2007. If so that would mean Indiana has still continues to send out some of the best players just looking at the last three years.
Josh McRoberts was the McDonald’s All-American Game MVP in 2005 and Greg Oden was the national player of the year in 2005 and 2006. Now this year it could mean Eric Gordon's time.

Some facts about Eric Gordon.
*Gordon’s sophomore year he scored 22 points in the fourth quarter and ended Josh McRoberts' career in a sectional final.
*May '06 at a high-level travel-team event in North Carolina, Gordon scored an incredible 48 points in 24 minutes as his Indiana Elite squad beat the Atlanta Celtics.
* Adidas Super Star Camp MVP in both 2005 and 2006.
* Gordon has scored 1,738 points so far in his career, and although he won’t catch Damon Bailey (3,134 points), with as many as 16 possible games remaining, he has a chance to move into the state's top 15 (Rick Mount, 2,139) or maybe into the top 10 into the state's top 10 all-time (Anthony Winchester, 2,256).

Look for more information about Eric Gordon coming up!

P.S. We keep hearing that Eric Gordon will be playing on ESPN 2 in Feb against Jordan's son team from Chicago more to come about this later!

Basketball Quotes, basketball inspirations, sport quotes, motivational quotes

Basketball Quotes, basketball inspirations, sport quotes, motivational quotes

"TEAMWORK – The fuel that produced uncommon results in common people."

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

"At first we make our habits, and then our habits make us."
by Author unknown

"Have character, don't be one."

"Do what you can with what you have where you are."
by Theodore Roosevelt

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
by Sun Tzu (The Art of War)

"The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer."
by Henry Clay, American Statesman

"If you do the little things, the big things will happen"

"In a world of give and take, there are not many willing to give what it takes."

"Kids will do what you expect and they will also do what you let them get away with".

"Dream the Impossible - Do The Incredible"

"Do you really understand all of what you think you know?"

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
Henry Ford

"Great minds have purposes, Little minds have wishes."

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."