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Funny Sporting Quotes - Basketball

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"All I know about Angola is Angola's in trouble."
- Charles Barkley, when playing for the American "Dream Team" the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, he was asked what he thought about their first round opponent Angola. His words rang true as the U.S.A. trounced Angola 116-48.

"They make a lot of money, but they spend a lot of money."
- Patrick Ewing, the leader of the NBA Players Union, stating one of the reasons why the players had to strike in 1988. Ewing was campaigning for the "less fortunate union members" that were not expected to make $11 million the following year like himself.

"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
Shaquille O'Neal, in response when asked by a reporter whether he visited the Parthenon in his trip to Greece.

"My sister's expecting a baby,and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt."
- Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice

"I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.' "
- Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player

"Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."
- Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D

"He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."
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