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Larry Bird Quotes

Larry Bird was an awesome and dominating basketball player.

He could make amazing shots and weave through a defense with great precision.

Who can forget some of those wonderful games between Bird’s Boston Celtics and Magic’s Los Angeles Lakers back during the 1980’s?

Although the former Celtic could offer up some Larry Bird quotes that didn’t sit quite right with some people, we think he was just trying to compliment the ability of black players.

Who knows? He said it and only he knows exactly what he meant. One area where’s there’s no gray area is the ability of Larry Bird as a basketball player.

Therefore, as part of our Superhero Basketball Quotes Series, we bring you Larry Bird Quotes.

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Now, on to the Larry Bird Quotes!

Larry Bird Quotes (1-5)

  • “I always know what’s happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond.”
  • “I really don’t like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.”
  • “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.”
  • “The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.”
  • “Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.”
  • Larry Bird Quotes (6-10)

  • “If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she’d get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don’t mean she wouldn’t pay the bank, but the children always came first.”
  • “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”
  • “It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.”
  • “First master the fundamentals.”
  • “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 Quotes (11-15)

  • “As far as playing, I didn’t care who guarded me – red, yellow, black. I just didn’t want a white guy guarding me, because it’s disrespect to my game.”
  • “You know when I played, you had me and Kevin (McHale) and some others throughout the league. I think it’s good for a fan base because as we all know the majority of the fans are white America. And if you just had a couple of white guys in there, you might get them a little excited.”
  • “I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.”
  • “I’ve been around a while. I kinda know these things.”
  • “I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me.”
  • Larry Bird Quotes (16-21)

  • “But it is a black man’s game, and it will be forever.”
  • “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”
  • “Once you are labeled the best you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. If I don’t keep changing. I’m history.”
  • “When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”
  • “While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course.”
  • “When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.”
  • END: Larry Bird Quotes