American Professional Basketball

Famous quotes containing the words american, professional and/or basketball:

    We are frequently told that talents and genius are natural gifts; and so indeed they are, to the same extent that the productions of the garden and the field are natural gifts.
    U. R., U.S. women’s magazine contributor. American Ladies Magazine, pp. 317-19 (June, 1829)

    As a scientist I’m afraid I’m a professional skeptic who doubts everything, even the certainties.
    Karl Brown (1897–1990)

    Perhaps basketball and poetry have just a few things in common, but the most important is the possibility of transcendence. The opposite is labor. In writing, every writer knows when he or she is laboring to achieve an effect. You want to get from here to there, but find yourself willing it, forcing it. The equivalent in basketball is aiming your shot, a kind of strained and usually ineffective purposefulness. What you want is to be in some kind of flow, each next moment a discovery.
    Stephen Dunn (b. 1939)