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Larry Bird Quotes

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  • There are many times when you are better off practicing than playing; but most people just don't understand that
  • Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
  • 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.
  • It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.
  • I learned what my weaknesses were and I went out the next day to turn those weaknesses intro strengths.
  • I like being by myself.
  • First master the fundamentals.
  • When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
  • I hate to lose more than I like to win.
  • I’m a firm believer in that you play the way you practice.
  • 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.
  • When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.
  • Once you are labeled “the best” you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. If I don’t keep changing, I’m history.
  • I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
  • 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.
  • Don't let winning make you soft. Don't let losing make you quit. Don't let your teammates down in any situation.
  • Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
  • My coach told me, "Larry, no matter how much you work at it, there's always someone out there who's working just a little harder - if you take 150 practice shots, he's taking 200." And that drove me.
  • The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.
  • The best players will play. That’s the way it will always be.
  • Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball. I didn't play against the toughest competition in high school, but one reason I was able to do well in college was that I mastered the fundamentals. You've got to have them down before you can even think about playing.
  • You can make all the excuses you want, but if you're not mentally tough and you're not prepared to play every night, you're not going to win.