💦 Top 20 Quotes of Patrick Ewing - Basketball player
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Top 20 Quotes of Patrick Ewing:
✯ I think the people here in New York appreciated what I brought to the table, and they showed it when I retired by the way they came out and supported me, and it meant a lot to me. It made me feel like I am a part of this city, and I will remain a part of this city.
✯ People complain that pro athletes make a lot of money; but what they don't understand is that we need a lot of money because we spend a lot of money.
✯ It's the person who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done.
✯ The greatest players fit with the team. They play within the team's style, rather than asking the team to change its style.
✯ Everybody keeps telling me how surprised they are with what I've done. But I'm telling you honestly that it doesn't surprise me. I knew I could do it.
✯ If I want to average 32 points a game, I can do that easily. It's just eight, eight, eight, eight. No problem. I can do that anytime. That's not being cocky. That's confidence.
✯ I'm satisfied with the way I play, but I don't evaluate my performances. I worry about what I can contribute defensively. I don't need to score. As long as we win, I don't care how many points I score.
✯ We feel that we are fighting for our lives and our livelihoods.
✯ I've been an assistant for seven years now and I haven't had one head coaching interview. I'm doing something wrong.
✯ We might make a lot of money but, we also spend a lot of money.
✯ Brooklyn, it's a great town, a great city. It's New York.
✯ Getting the degree meant more to me than an NCAA title, being named All-American or winning an Olympic gold medal.
✯ Every parent wants to see their kids excel.
✯ When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with. I still had to call out plays, notice schemes, know the systems, do everything they had to do.
✯ Everybody always thinks the grass is always greener.
✯ I never knew what basketball was. I started playing on the playground. People used to laugh at me and joke at me because I was so tall and I didn't know the game and couldn't play it.
✯ I'm just like any person who is coaching in this league, I'm just looking for an opportunity, that's all.
✯ People think that just because you're a center, you're not as smart as the guards or the smaller guys.
✯ This means a lot. I'm being recognized for all the blood, sweat and tears I put into a 17-year career.
✯ I've been to the Hall of Fame many times, in grade school and high school. I had field trips to the Hall of Fame and taking tours of it. I just never thought about that one day I possibly might be in it. I think it'd be great.
🖎 Author: Patrick Ewing
♛ Career: Basketball player
📅 Life: b. August 5, 1962
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