Thursday, November 21, 2013

Larry Bird on Leadership

Larry Bird's take on inspirational leadership via actions:

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.

Monday, September 23, 2013

John Wooden on making the best of things

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
- John Wooden

Ray Allen on becoming stronger through experience

“Everything I know now...the pitfalls, the highs and lows, taught me and made me stronger.”
- Ray Allen

Serge Ibaka on working hard

Serge Ibaka on the Oklahoma City Thunder trusting him:
 I work hard every single day and that’s why they trust me. That means a lot to me

Charles Barkley on winning

Michael Jordan on Fears and Limits being an Illusion

Michael Jordan ends his NBA hall of fame retirement speech with:
“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

Derrick Rose on being positive

If I just do everything the opposite of what my dad did, I think that will make things pretty easy. I can joke about it now because I'm past that stage where it used to hurt. By having a kid, it's gone. I could take all that negative energy that I had and put it in a positive way.
- Derrick Rose

Michael Jordan Quotes

Kevin Durant on being a team player

Kevin Garnett on striving to perfect unselfish team play:

I'm busy working on every aspect of my game - defense, shooting, rebounding - but I really want to become a better overall team player. Help my teammates become better players out on the court in order to win more ball games.

Lebron James and Warren Buffet on following your gut

Warren Buffet's advice to Lebron James:

Warren Buffet told me once and he said always follow your gut. When you have that gut feeling, you have to go with don't go back on it.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Chris Paul on Enjoying Life

CP3 on one of the lessons from international travel:

One of the things you learn when you go overseas is how much a lot of the countries overseas really just like to enjoy life.

Michael Jordan on Making it Happen

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
- Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson, inspired by Buddhist teachings:
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.

Dwayne Wade on hustle

Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade on the unsung heroes:

Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Irvin "Magic" Johnson on helping teammates

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
- Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan: It's never too late

My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'
- Michael Jordan

Monday, September 16, 2013

Michael Jordan on turning weaknesses into strengths

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
- Michael Jordan

Jerry West on Work Ethic

Jerry West on working not only on the days when things are firing perfectly for you, but every day:

You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.

Kobe Bryant: I'm Chasing Perfection


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Michael Jordan on Roadblocks and Obstacles

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Lebron James on Haters and Critics


Lebron James said the following after winning the NBA championship in 2013 in response to a question about how he performs so well despite the ever-presence of critics:

I can't worry about what everybody say about me. I'm Lebron James from Akron, Ohio, from the inner city; I'm not even supposed to be here. That's enough. Every night I walk into the locker room I see a number six with "James" on the back, I'm blessed. So what everybody say about me off the court, that don't matter. I ain't got no worries.

Kevin Garnett: Anything is Possible!

Larry Bird: I've got a theory

“I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”
- Larry Bird

Michael Jordan on Failure

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan