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Press Maravich Quotes:

  • Press Maravich: [to his players at practice] I am not spending valuable hours of my life just to teach you boys to throw a ball through an iron hoop. This is a way of life, I want players to think. Work, sweat, challenge themselves, discipline themselves, because anything else you boys it just isn't worth it, to anyone. The problem with you boys is simple. You're all a bunch of dummies 'cause you think you know it all. Give me the ball.

    [He draws a small circle on the ball]

    Press Maravich: You see this circle? The size of this circle represents everything that I know about basketball. But the size of this ball represents everything about the game that has never been dicovered.

    [He puts a small dot on the ball]

    Press Maravich: This dot is what you know, combined.

    [throws the ball back to the player]

    Press Maravich: Now if you'll forget about the girls and cars and listen to me you can accomplish things that you never thought were possible. I don't care if you're short, slow, tall, or small. You can play with the best of them if you'll dedicate yourself to becoming better.

  • Press Maravich: When you think about it, a dream is nothing more than a big challenge you place on yourself.

  • Press Maravich: You know Pete, you got something that the richest man in the world couldn't buy: a gift.

  • Press Maravich: You know, a guy once said I had a loose screw when I told him I wanted to play in the pros.

    Pete Maravich: He did?

    Press Maravich: Of course, he never took the time to see me play either.

  • Press Maravich: [after completing the drill] You thought you could do it, I knew I could, confidence.

  • Press Maravich: You know I was watching Geochie last night and it struck me that a good basketball player can make up for a lot if he has hands as fast as a gunfighter.

  • Press Maravich: I like that, a young man with confidence.

  • Press Maravich: Kennedy will build houses on the moon by 1970 and you know why, cause he's got...

    Press MaravichHelen Maravich: Confidence.

    Helen Maravich: Eat up Press.

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