The best Quotes by Bill Russell

The best Quotes by Bill Russell

William Felton Russell (February 12, 1934 – July 31, 2022) was an American professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.
Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.
Success is a result of consistent practice of winning skills and actions. There is nothing miraculous about the process. There is no luck involved.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.

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I came from from Boston, where team-wise players were a little selfish, there was a lot of ego involved. That was the problem, there was no team-building away from the court.
Boston is a city that has the power to convince you to change what teams you root for.
This is the Boston Celtics. This isn't the Phoenix Suns. No disrespect to any other organization, but you don't hang conference titles. Do we hang going to the conference finals?
I know there were some ups and downs, but I will always cherish my experience in Boston. I am forever grateful that I was given the opportunity to wear a Boston Celtics uniform and play in front of the Garden faithful.
Gordon Hayward - November 2020
Do they think that I won some contest to be in the NBA? Or that I don’t have to fight every day? That I’m not the first guy on the floor and the first in the weight room? That I haven’t been waking up 5:30 my whole life to train? I’d have to think you’d are an idiot to think I’m a joke.
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How long does it take to get from Louisiana to Alabama?
One Mississippi.
What's the loneliest place in all of Louisiana?
Bayou Self
Hurricane Katrina was the storm of the 21st century. It devastated an area the size of Great Britain. More than 1,800 Americans died. Three hundred thousand homes were destroyed. There was $96 billion in property damage. I served on the Louisiana Recovery Authority. I saw Congress write one big check and then skip town.
Black bandana, sweet Louisiana
Robbin' on a bank in the state of Indiana
She's a runner, rebel and a stunner
On her merry way sayin', 'Baby, what you gonna- ?'
Lookin' down the barrel of a hot metal .45
Just another way to survive
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California, Album: Stadium Arcadium
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They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Louisiana - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Why can't you compare Washington State and Florida?
Because it'd be like comparing apples and oranges.
One doesn't soon forget the natural beauty of Washington, although those of us who live here do sometimes take it for granted.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Washington - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
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Time after time after time I do all this shit for other people, and then I wake up and I'm empty. I have nothing.
Tifanny in Silver Linings
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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
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You said we're a team.
One person struggles, we all struggle.
One person triumphs, we all triumph.
Jason Lyle in Coach Carter
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
There's a lot of players who, especially today, do all of these fancy ball handling drills and work on using a million different moves, none of which they'll be able to actually do in a game. It was refreshing to watch Sabrina play, who just thought the game at a different level.
Kobe Bryant - January 2020
I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 2020
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We went from a shitty team to one of the all-time best dynasties. All you needed was one little match to start that whole fire.
Walked into a restaurant yesterday and guy comes up and says: "Aren't you Rik Smits?"
Not quite but I appreciated his hoops knowledge…
Dirk Nowitzki - December 2023
German friends that come visit always buy jerseys. I say, "hold on let me get a sharpie", and they say, "oh no. That's ok. This is actually Luka's. Do you mind getting it signed?"
Dirk Nowitzki - April 2022
You guys are better people than players - that means a lot!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup
I love the Philippines. But they need better beer!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup
It's a great run, we'd had a wonderful time. Good Team. Time to go.
There are certain sports figures who become a larger cultural force. Michael Jordan and the Bulls changed the culture.
You're only concerned if you know you don't have it. We have it.
LeBron James - Olympia 2012 - nach Vorrundenspiel gegen Argentinien
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We cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. What we really need to cancel is 2020! Damn it's been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe.
LeBron James - March 2020
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I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.
I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in '95.
My kids are older now. They're kinda upset with me. They're not really upset, but they don't understand. I tell them all the time: "We" ain't rich. "I'm" rich.
Shaquille O'Neal - October 2021
I'm not worried about facing the Sacramento Queens. Write it down. Take a picture. I'm not going to talk about this all year. When I get back, there's going to be trouble.
I want to become one of the best players, so if you want to be one the best, you have to elevate all aspects of your game.
If you are going to do something, you have to do it for yourself, and that's what I try to do. I try to be authentic and try to be original, so that's what I try to be. A lot of people try to build big brands but have received bad advice, and they don't try to be authentic and real with themselves.
I learn from my mistakes. I did something stupid, and I'm just looking forward to the future.
Derrick Rose - after being caught speeding
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I'm truly blessed. Everything has just been like a dream come true. This just tops it off - I'm playing at the highest level of basketball and it's in my hometown. I really can't believe it right now.
Derrick Rose - after being the #1 draft to the Chicago Bulls (2008)

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