Forget the hoops highlights of one of my all-time favorite players, Larry Legend, for a moment. Forget the pump fakes, the spins, the sick passes, the jab steps that left dudes falling on the ground. Those are for another day. Today, let’s focus on the trash talk, the self-talk and the words the Hick from French Lick shared throughout his career. I did some research for all of us and these are 5 cocky and confident quotes from Larry Bird:
5 cocky and confident quotes from Larry Bird on:
- Being the best
1/ LARRY BIRD ON WINNING:
“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.”
2/ LARRY BIRD ON BEING THE BEST
“Once you are labeled ‘the best’ you want to stay up there…
and you can’t do it by loafing around.
If I don’t keep changing, I’m history.”
3/ LARRY BIRD ON LEADERSHIP
“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.”
4/ LARRY BIRD ON EFFORT
“I’ve got a theory…
if you give 100% all of the time…
somehow things will work out in the end.”
5/ LARRY BIRD ON GRIT
“Push yourself again and again.
Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”
It’s never a bad time for Larry Legend trash talk and inspiration. I love all of these.
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You might also want to check out my digital biography of Dominique Wilkins:
“It’s amazing that people act like they’ve never seen anyone in the 80s and 90s play other than MJ. People need to bring up Dominique. Dominique was an all-time scorer. He never got his credit.”
– Spud Webb
Or check out 1996: A Biography.