Larry Bird Quotes

I've really enjoyed coaching. It's a great experience. Every player should have the chance to do it. The problem is, I'm not that good at it.

Larry Bird (Quoted in the New York Post, 2000)

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

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 (Drive: The Story of My Life, 1989)

You can make all the excuses you want, but if you're not mentally tough and you're not prepared to play every night, you're not going to win.

Larry Bird (Quoted in the Chicago Tribune, 1998)

Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

Larry Bird (Bird on Basketball, 1986)

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

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 (Drive: The Story of My Life, 1989)

First master the fundamentals.

Larry Bird

I'm a firm believer in that you play the way you practice.

Larry Bird (Quoted in The Journal Gazette, 2000)

Larry Bird Biography

Born: December 7, 1956

Larry Bird is a former American NBA basketball player and coach. He is considered by some as one of the greatest basketball players in history.