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Best Larry Bird Quotes 2021

Larry Bird was also known as ‘Larry Legend’ and ‘The Hick from French Lick.’

Larry Bird also worked as a former coach of the Indiana Pacers and as an executive in the National Basketball Association. He is the only winner of the ‘MVP,’ ‘Coach of the year,’ and ‘Executive of the year’ awards.

He always had been an aggressive player. His basketball quotes are inspirational to one and all. His best basketball quote is, “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.”

Best Larry Bird Quotes

These Larry bird quotes will definitely motivate young players. Below we have listed some of the best Larry Bird quotes.

1.”Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quit. Don’t let your teammates down in any situation.”

-Larry Bird.

2.”It makes me sick when I see a guy just stare at a loose ball and watch it go out of bounds.”

-Larry Bird.

3.”You never make any of the shots you never take. 87% of the ones you do take, you’ll miss too. I make 110% of my shots.”

-Larry Bird.

4.”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.

5.”When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”

-Larry Bird.

6.”I really don’t like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.”

-Larry Bird.

7.”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.

8.”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.

9.”Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s about being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from other players.”

-Larry Bird.

10.”I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. Some guys will just take off and it’s like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.”

-Larry Bird.

11.”I always know what’s happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond.”

– Larry Bird.

12.”I knew I was as good as anybody. That’s not really bragging; it’s just that I’d put the time in.”

-Larry Bird.

13.”When I was a player, I didn’t expect my teammates to play the way I did. I did expect them to work hard every day and get better. And I never learned anything by losing.”

-Larry Bird.

14.”When I go to the line I’m thinking ‘All net’. When I don’t think that, I’m likely to miss.”

-Larry Bird.

15.”Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”

– Larry Bird.

Larry Bird Famous Quotes

Larry Bird played for the Boston Celtics.

Here we have listed some basketball one-liners. These Larry Bird quotes are considered as the best basketball quotes.

16.”I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”

-Larry Bird.

17.”But it is a black man’s game, and it will be forever.”

-Larry Bird.

18.”There are many times when you are better off practicing than playing, but most people just don’t understand that.”

-Larry Bird.

19.”The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.”

– Larry Bird.

20.”I’m a firm believer in that you play the way you practice.”

-Larry Bird.

21.”I’m going to get the ball right here and I am going to shoot it right in your face.”

-Larry Bird.

Decision Making Quotes From Larry Bird

Larry Bird was good at making decisions. Some of his quotes are listed below.

22.”It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.”

-Larry Bird.

23.”Once you are labeled ‘the best’ you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around.”

-Larry Bird.

24.”I don’t think that once you get to one level, you can relax. You’ve got to keep pushing.”

-Larry Bird.

25.”I’ve been around a while. I kinda know these things.”

-Larry Bird.

26.”I think a lot of blue-collar people related to me because a lot of people work for their money.”

-Larry Bird.

27.”My opinion about basketball, the way I was taught, was when you step on the court, you play to win.”

-Larry Bird.

28.”It makes me sick when I see a guy just stare at a loose ball and watch it go out of bounds.”

-Larry Bird.

Larry Bird Funny Quotes

Larry Bird had a remarkable sense of humor, which was often seen on the basketball court. Listed below are some funny Larry Bird quotes.

29.”We’re glad this is over with. We wanted to be patient with this one because Ronnie is a heck of a player and someone’s always going to take a chance on someone like that.”

-Larry Bird.

30.”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.”

-Larry Bird.

31.”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.”

-Larry Bird.

32.”Tomorrow night’s the last game of the trip, I’m going to play this one left-handed, at least through three quarters.”

-Larry Bird.

33.”Hey, coach, you better get somebody else out here to guard me because I’m killing this guy.”

-Larry Bird.

34.”Who’s guarding me, Chuck? Is anyone guarding me? You better get someone on me or I’m gonna go for 60.”

-Larry Bird.

35.”I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.”

-Larry Bird.

  • “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “I have always been confident in my skills and once the game got going I knew I was probably the best player on the floor most of the time whether it was junior high, high school or college. I knew I had control of the game.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball. I didn’t play against the toughest competition in high school, but one reason I was able to do well in college was that I mastered the fundamentals. You’ve got to have them down before you can even think about playing.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “The more you win, the better you’re gonna get. It grows on itself.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “There are many times when you are better off practicing than playing; but most people just don’t understand that”
    — Larry Bird

  • “My opinion about basketball, the way I was taught, was when you step on the court, you play to win.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “I don’t think that once you get to one level, you can relax. You’ve got to keep pushing.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “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.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “I hate to lose more than I like to win.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “First master the fundamentals.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “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

  • “When I was a kid, like 14 or 15, I played with the waiters from the hotel, ’cause that was the best game. And these guys, they’d let me play. And they were black guys.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. Some guys will just take off and it’s like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “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

  • “When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “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

  • “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

  • “Eminem. My son was listening to that and I was like, “What is that junk?” Then I started listening and I thought, You know, that kid is pretty good. It’s the storytelling.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quit. Don’t let your teammates down in any situation.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “It makes me sick when I see a guy just stare at a loose ball and watch it go out of bounds.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “I like being by myself.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “When I go to the line I’m thinking ‘All net.’ When I don’t think that, I’m likely to miss.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “You’re all playin’ for second place.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “I think a lot of blue collar people related to me because a lot of people work for their money.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “When I was a player, I didn’t expect my teammates to play the way I did. I did expect them to work hard hard every day and get better. And I never learned anything by losing.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “I was always making decisions and they were easier decisions because I had control of the game, I had control of the ball. As a coach you sort of put the ball in other player’s hands and let them make decisions for you. But I still get a kick out of winning basketball games and that’s what I’m in this for.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “In the closing seconds of every game, I want the ball in my hands for the last shot – not in anybody else’s, not in anybody else’s in the world.”
    — Larry Bird

  • “You never make any of the shots you never take. 87% of the ones you do take, you’ll miss too. I make 110% of my shots.”
    — Larry Bird

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