” But I think the image that’s thrown out on television is a bad image. Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars. And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation. “


” I don’t blame David Stern because a player gets on the court and he doesn’t put out competitively. No one can make you play if you don’t want to play. “


” I think that everyone should be able to dribble. Everyone should be able to pass. Otherwise, why are you out there? “


” If you’re a basketball player, you’ve got to shoot. “


” It’s like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream – they could be down 30 points but that’s what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense! “


” Some players are more physical than others, some play with more finesse. Some are just really great all-around players. So you have to change your game. “


” The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team, and then go to the games. Now, I don’t know, these guys today don’t want to do anything like that. “


” They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level, high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time. “


” This is where young players today want to land. They want to be NBA players because of the money. “


” When you go into a game on offense, you make a couple moves and see what the defender is going to do. Then you pretty much can figure out what he is going to do against you – whether he carries his hands low or high, whether he is bumping or pushing, those type of things. “


” When you play against different people from all walks of life you can’t do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively. You have to change up the way you go at a player. “


” When you play guard, you’re not going to block a lot of shots. Inside, you’re going to block shots. “


” Who do I think was the greatest? This might shock you: Elgin Baylor. He did so many great things. Nobody could guard him, playing in the forward spot. I’d love to see some of today’s greats playing against Elgin. They couldn’t guard him. Nobody could. “


” You don’t cut anywhere, don’t pick down anywhere, don’t double screen, no weak side picking. All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don’t happen anymore. “



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When you go into a game on offense, you make a couple moves and see what the defender is going to do. Then you pretty much can figure out what he is going to do against you - whether he carries his hands low or high, whether he is bumping or pushing, those type of things.
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Who do I think was the greatest? This might shock you: Elgin Baylor. He did so many great things. Nobody could guard him, playing in the forward spot. I
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