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I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. - Michael Jordan


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. - Larry Bird


I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo. - Ogden Nash


The changes in your life aren't always the ones you hoped for. But they can usually help you grow. - Pat Riley


Boys are playing basketball around a telephone pole with a backboard bolted to it. - John Updike