„I respect a lot of players in this league. But to me basketball is just a little aspect of my life. I enjoy the game because it's fun. But it is a game.“

Slam dunk - interview with basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon - Interview, Feb, 1994 by Spike Lee.
Sourced Quotes

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update March 26, 2021. History
Hakeem Olajuwon photo
Hakeem Olajuwon4
Nigerian–American basketball player 1963

Related quotes

Derek Jeter photo

„You're playing a game, whether it's Little League or Game 7 of the World Series. It's impossible to do well unless you're having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there's pressure. But I just look at it as fun.“

—  Derek Jeter American baseball player 1974

Reported in Tom Verducci, " Derek Jeter: In his own words http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/magazine/specials/sportsman/2009/11/30/jeter.interview/index.html", Sports Illustrated (November 30, 2009).
2000s, 2009

Alexander Ovechkin photo

„I have a lot of respect for Ovechkin as a player. I like his enthusiasm. I know the kid has a zest for life and a joy for the game.“

—  Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985

Ryan Miller, interview in John Vogl (December 4, 2006) "Ovechkin's star eclipsed by few - Briere hit a rare misstep for Capitals' boy wonder", The Buffalo News, p. D7.
About

Michael Jordan photo

„I've reached the pinnacle of my career. I just feel that I don't have anything else to prove. When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense of 'to prove something' as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game of basketball.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Announcing his retirement from the Bulls (1993-10-06) Classic NBA Quotes: Michael Jordan, 2006-11-24, NBA Encyclopedia, NBA Media Ventures http://www.nba.com/history/Classic_NBA_Quotes_Jordan.html,

Shigeru Miyamoto photo
Brion Gysin photo

„I enjoy inventing things out of fun. After all, life is a game, not a career.“

—  Brion Gysin Canadian artist 1916 - 1986

Tuning in to the Multimedia Age, p. 4.

Tom Crean (basketball coach) photo

„The game of basketball is one of the greatest teachers of life there is.“

—  Tom Crean (basketball coach) American college basketball coach 1966

Foreword to Winning Basketball : Techniques and Drills for Playing Better Offensive Basketball (2004) by Ralph L. Pim
Context: The game of basketball is one of the greatest teachers of life there is. It teaches you first and foremost to believe in yourself. You must develop physical and mental toughness in order to succeed because there's going to be many disappointments and setbacks along the way. You learn quickly that basketball is a team game. You must be unselfish and accept the role that helps the team the most. Basketball teaches you the importance of setting high standards and never accepting anything other than your best effort.

Larry Bird photo
Larry Bird photo

„Basketball has been my life and I worked at it so hard because I enjoyed it so much.“

—  Larry Bird basketball player and coach 1956

Sam Smith (December 25, 1991) "Bird Still Celtics' Main Man - At Age 35, He's Enjoying Basketball More Than Ever", Chicago Tribune, p. 1.

Don Imus photo

„I would rather go to Baghdad than go to a professional basketball game.“

—  Don Imus Radio personality 1940 - 2019

Imus in the Morning, (29 March 2007)

Gary Gygax photo
Michael Jordan photo
Heidi Klum photo

„My mom gave me a lot of advice. I would say the biggest advice is to always have fun. Treat people well, have respect for everybody and, therefore, you will be respected. Have fun in your life!“

—  Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973

Interview with Modelinia.com http://www.modelinia.com/videos/mobile-style-spy--heidi-klum/527, May 2010

Shigeru Miyamoto photo
Eiji Aonuma photo
Roald Dahl photo
Thierry Henry photo
Patrick Rothfuss photo
John Wooden photo

Related topics