Wednesday 21st February 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Top 10 Funny/Profound Basketball Quotes

#10 - Doc Rivers, Coach Boston Celtics

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"Winning is like deodorant - when it comes up, a lot of things no longer stink."

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  • Great list. Shaq and Barkley are always golden for some great quotes. But my all-time favorite has to be from Bob Knight when giving a speech after winning his 900th game:”When I die, I want them to bury me upside down so that all my critics can kiss my ass!” Priceless!

  • Jarvis Daniels

    Shaq – “Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!”

  • Jarvis Daniels

    Check out these funny shaq ones too

  • Dod Jones

    Oh wow, you really did pick some winners.


  • hdotkglu

    Where the hell is Hedo?
    One word and answer “Ball”

  • Mia

    I want a Shaq “Quote of the Day” calendar. If they haven’t made one yet, someone get on it!

  • Pete

    Shaq once said after a loss that “we need to start dotting our T’s and crossing our I’s”

  • Anklesnap

    @Pete – yeah that’s true. He’s got some brilliant quotes, but some of them, ‘not so much’….

  • John

    I believe it was a Sacramento Kings player who replied to a reporter after a particularly good game.

    When it is all said and done, there is nothing left to do or say.

  • DB

    “Micheal Jordan” Really?!? Micheal? Who doesn’t know how to spell Michael? It’s not a typo because its in there twice.

  • cooldrive

    The Knight quote isn’t original. In Vietnam guys wore jackets with the words, “When I die, bury me face down so the world can kiss my ass.”

  • Most of these are pretty good. Some of them come from But I like the Barkley one a lot.

  • Ha I’ve not heard most of these, #6 is my fave :)