Oscar Robertson Quotes

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Oscar Robertson Quotes

Were all Americans trying to compete. Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team.
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You don't cut anywhere, don't pick down anywhere, don't double screen, no weak side picking. All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don't happen anymore.

— Oscar Robertson

When you go into a game on offense, you make a couple moves and see what the defender is going to do. Then you pretty much can figure out what he is going to do against you - whether he carries his hands low or high, whether he is bumping or pushing, those type of things.

— Oscar Robertson

Basketball is basketball.

— Oscar Robertson

But I like to think an athlete is an athlete.

— Oscar Robertson

I was taught to play that way when I was in high school and even before I got to high school.

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Now, I guess, people want stars. People are trying to invent stars.

— Oscar Robertson

When you play guard, you're not going to block a lot of shots. Inside, you're going to block shots.

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The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team, and then go to the games. Now, I don't know, these guys today don't want to do anything like that.

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They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time.

— Oscar Robertson

I think that teaching coaches are the norm now.

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This is where young players today want to land. They want to be NBA players because of the money.

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You look at today, it's a different situation. You have a game that has been transformed into a game where almost every shot is either an outside shot - a three-point shot - or a dunk.

— Oscar Robertson

You've got to learn the footwork, the positioning, how to box out, how to pass, how to shoot your free throws. All these things are necessary, not to be the No. 1 player in the world, but maybe you can play against him.

— Oscar Robertson

You have to teach now - tell a kid how to box out, tell him how to pass, teach him footwork. Players don't understand that anymore.

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The players have no real self-esteem when it comes to putting the best image out there in a real competitive fashion.

— Oscar Robertson

But when I did it (the triple-double), I didn't even know it until someone told me.

— Oscar Robertson

I don't know hardly any of the players who have the in-between game like me, who can go to any position on the court.

— Oscar Robertson

I'm sorry that the young athletes in basketball will not get the chance to play (in the Olympics) anymore, and live that dream.

— Oscar Robertson

When I started playing, I wasn't fast, I was gangly, my jumpshot was terrible.

— Oscar Robertson

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