"I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Julius Erving on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Julius Erving on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Julius Erving on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Julius Erving on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Julius Erving on Henry David Thoreau
"And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight - I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub - there were things that I liked about it."
"Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better."
"In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league."
"One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don't think there will be change, whether you want it to or not."
"One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life."
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