Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Larry Bird, fully Larry Joe Bird

American Professional Basketball Star, Coach, Hall of Famer, President of Operations for the Pacers

"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."

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

"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."

"First master the fundamentals."

"The key to being a good shooter is balance. Everything follows balance."

"I never played when I didn't want to be the best out there every night. Not once."