“This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn’t have spectators.” Dick Vertleib.
It is from the saying such as that one above where both insight and a good dose of humor can readily be found. Basketball sayings are things that are endearing to most that are fortunate enough to both hear and learn from these quips of both basketball and life at times.
A great NBA player and certainly a very intelligent human being is the Boston Celtics own Larry Bird. The ease at to which Bird played the game was both mesmerizing and jaw-dropping. It was not until her opened his mouth that we were treated to one of the greatest basketball sayings of all time.
“When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.” Larry Bird.
Words of Wisdom from the Great Michael Jordan
“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will be raised.” Michael Jordan.
It is quotes such as this that made fans and general sports related people stand up and really take notice of this Hall of famer and all-around good guy Michael Jordan. There are More!
“There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.” Abe Lemons
“Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.” Author Unknown
“I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet.” Tom Tolbert
“I have 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
“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” Wilt Chamberlain
Words of Wisdom for the Mouths of the Greatest Players of All Time
Do you see how not only did these players have a great grip on the game of basketball but also a fantastic way with words? The definitions that they gave to some of the games most interesting aspects have long since been heard but are still bringing a sense of joy and understanding to all that hear them.
While it is certainly true that these basketball sayings bring a sense of comedic value to the game of basketball it needs to be stated that these players experienced life on the grandest of stages.
Practicing the Preaching
The NBA players and coaches of today’s fast-paced game and fast-paced lifestyle have so much to contribute as did their elegantly-voiced predecessors.
If you ever want to see and hear more basketball sayings then by all means do just that! The education of the sport of basketball is not only on the court but buried deep within your mind.
Learning to be Goal-Driven
Maybe you can one day be a great National Basketball Association player and maybe one day you will speak a basketball saying that will end up in print forever!
These are goals and as goals they need to be worked on so that you will one day if not today become immersed in the spectacle that is basketball. You can take so much from these sayings and as a raving fan of all things basketball even an old veteran such as the likes of this flat-footed set-shooter can learn a few tricks.