1.Second-guessing a referee
“Come on, that was no foul! It may be a violation of all the basic rules of human decency, but it’s not a foul.”
“Save some for later? Balderdash... this is the playoffs!”
“A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.”
“I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that made Bob Dylan's look good.”
“Life is about growth. People are not perfect when they're 21 years old.”
Basketball as haven
“I was a skinny, scrawny guy. I stuttered horrendously, couldn't speak at all. I was a very shy, reserved player and a very shy, reserved person. I found a safe place in life in basketball.”
No outer limits
“No matter how good you get, there's always something further out there.”
“I have always wanted to be part of something special, and when I got to Boston... actually, when I bought, begged, and pleaded my way onto the Celtics... it was already a championship team. I was just glad to be able to sit there and cheer and to be Larry Bird's valet, to be sure that his shoes were fine and his uniform was folded neatly.”
"Atlanta needs all 13 lottery picks."
Calling a spade a spade
"If that's not a foul, then why have a rule book?"