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Old 12-16-2009, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Came across this forum documenting quotes of the greatest announcer in the history of western civilization and I thought I'd share his hyperbolic brilliance..

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Featuring classics such as:

"Greg Ostertag is one of the top centers on this planet".

"This is Jason Kidd's world... we're just lucky to be living in it."

"That was the worst execution of the fast break in the history of the Trail Blazer franchise".

"What a pathetic play from a pathetic human being".-speaking about Larry Johnson.

"You look at Vladimir Radmanovic, this guy is cut from stone. As if Michelangelo was reading and a lightening bolt flashed before him."

“Tracy McGrady is doing things we’ve never seen from anybody – from any planet!”

“John Stockton is one of the true marvels, not just of basketball, or in America, but in the history of Western Civilization!”

“When I think of Boris Diaw, I think of Beethoven in the age of the romantics.”

“If Eric Piatkowski continues playing at this level, he’s going to replace Jerry West on the NBA logo.”

“That was one of the worst passes I’ve ever seen, and certainly the worst pass in the history of the San Antonio Spurs.”

"Yesterday we celebrated Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity, today, Fabricio Oberto is defying it.”

"Elton Brand represents all that is right with the NBA...and the world".

A legend of remarkable wit and intellect..
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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“If Eric Piatkowski continues playing at this level, he’s going to replace Jerry West on the NBA logo.”
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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love me some bill walton!
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Knock him if you like, but he was fun to listen to. Especially since his partners would call him on his ridiculous claims and laugh with him.

Same vibe as with Miller/Van Gundy.
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who's knocking him?

I assume most people enjoy his wit.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay guys I ain't gonna start another thread for this but I should. The best quote machine the NBA ever produced has to be Larry Legend


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

As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game.
Larry Bird


But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.
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

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
Larry Bird

I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
Larry Bird


I've been around a while. I kinda know these things.
Larry Bird

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

If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank, but the children always came first.
Larry Bird

It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
Larry Bird


Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
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

Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
Larry Bird

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

The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.
Larry Bird

The best players will play. That's the way it will always be.
Larry Bird

The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
Larry Bird


What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know?
Larry Bird

When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.
Larry Bird

While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course.
Larry Bird
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Bill Walton is the greatest commentator in the history of Western Civilization.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What a loss...if only this man stayed healthy.

One of my favorite players of all time...
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Walton added alot to the games I watched in the past. He brought energy and made you feel like you were watching history in the making.
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Walton added alot to the games I watched in the past. He brought energy and made you feel like you were watching history in the making.
LOL I just watched some Bill Walton vids as a commentator and came across this line:

"I think only the cynics and the depressed don't like Vince Carter".

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I miss Walton's over the top quotables
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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LOL.

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I love Caliendo's take on Walton..In this one he even mentions Detlef Schrempf..

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Not the real deal, but the next best thing; this impersonator is pretty entertaining.

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