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Bob Cousy Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bob Cousy.

The NBA wasn't a big deal at that time,
so it wasn't really in my career plans.
- Bob Cousy

There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse.
- Bob Cousy

But as a coach I wanted to keep things from being too complicated.
- Bob Cousy

I won the city scoring championship as a senior.
- Bob Cousy

 

I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.
- Bob Cousy

Russell joined the team in December,
1956,
following the Olympics.
- Bob Cousy

French was my first language.
- Bob Cousy

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I grew up in the heart of the Depression.
- Bob Cousy

My biggest win was getting the meal money bumped from $5 to $7.
- Bob Cousy

People have been killing because of racial differences
since the time of Adam and Eve,
but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans.
- Bob Cousy

We had a strong relationship with Walter Brown,
and felt that he was the best owner in the league.
- Bob Cousy

Do your best when no one is looking.
If you do that, then you can be successful in anything
that you put your mind to.
- Bob Cousy

You have to remember that coaching wasn't sophisticated back then -
you didn't have the camps,
clinics and all the technical advances that are available today -
so from that standpoint,
playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life.
- Bob Cousy

We hung out on the streets, played stickball,
and did all of the things that other kids did.
- Bob Cousy

The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments,
but the championship was the most important thing of all.
- Bob Cousy

That seemed to be the case with most of the teams based in the smaller towns -
the fans were more rabid,
and they wanted to literally kill the opposition.
- Bob Cousy

Race wasn't an issue.
My family was French, but Yorkville was a melting pot of races and cultures.
- Bob Cousy

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions
as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them.
Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
- Dean Kamen

I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My favorite NBA team are the houston rockets and favorite
college team are the duke blue devils.
- Dante Hall

The big and the fast beat the small and the fast.
If you check out the NBA today, they're big and fast.
- Rick Wagoner

I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's
what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.
- Terrell Owens

I ask myself why I do it.
Maybe it's to prove I'm still around.
It takes a lot out of my body.
I'm not an NBA player anymore.
At my age, very few people can handle it.
- Jerry Stiller

I still say one of the greatest moments in my whole
NBA career was getting drafted.
- Kevin Johnson

The NBA's chosen ones think I'm setting a bad example?
I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously.
- Dennis Rodman

So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing
with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball
from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.
- Kevin Garnett

I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The one thing that always bothered me when I played
in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
- Larry Bird

That's a dream of mine, to be able to coach at the NBA level.
- John Starks

I didn't like how my NBA career ended because I wanted
to go out on my own terms.
But nobody tried to believe in me, that I could go back and play.
I can still play at 39.
- Tim Hardaway

I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way,
just like any other professionals.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I can't think of any NBA team over the last few years
that lost three starters.
And we replaced them basically with three guys who
really haven't played in this league.
- Isiah Thomas

Wherever there's money, there's drugs,
so to say drugs don't exist in the NBA would be stupid.
- Dennis Rodman

I don't fit into the mold of the NBA man,
and I think I've been punished financially for it.
- Dennis Rodman

This is where young players today want to land.
They want to be NBA players because of the money.
- Oscar Robertson

But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image.
Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars.
And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation.
- Oscar Robertson

The NBA believes if you play for a team and get paid by a team,
you're the property of that team for 24 hours a day.
- Dennis Rodman

The NBA has the best point guards in the world,
so it is important that I come ready to play every night.
- Steve Nash

I remember when I was in college, people told me I
couldn't play in the NBA.
There's always somebody saying you can't do it,
and those people have to be ignored.
- Bill Cartwright

Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport.
He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought
the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.
- Will McDonough

It is time for everyone to sit down -
the NCAA,
the NBA, the players union and the coaching fraternity -
and come up with suitable solutions to these problems.
- Dick Vitale

Coaching in the NBA is not easy.
It's like a nervous breakdown with a paycheck.
- Pat Williams

David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA
and let the moms decide what the dress code should be.
I asked my mother if I could wear a chain,
and she told me yeah.
So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.
- Shaquille O'Neal

If you do things with a certain type of result and
cause a certain type of reaction or effect,
then you increase your market value.
It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar,
and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.
- Julius Erving

A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings,
especially when your friends are going out,
you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that
you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
- Jason Kidd

I want to thank all the fans for their support over the years.
Keep supporting the Knicks, we're moving in the right
direction here and we will be exciting to watch and
competing against the best in the NBA.
Come back to the Garden for those exciting games.
- John Starks

In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked.
On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it.
In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite,
and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.
- Pat Summerall

I wanted to do two things when I was growing up,
about your age.
I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman
after my basketball career was over,
and that is what I am doing now.
- Magic Johnson

My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana
in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals.
We worked so hard as a team to reach that moment that
it was very satisfying to beat Indiana and reach the Finals.
- John Starks

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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