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Top 46 Julius Erving Quotes

Julius Erving

Top 46 Quotes by Julius Erving

Julius Winfield Erving is the full name of a retired basketball player better known by his nickname, Julius Erving. He was born on February 22, 1950, and is now widely regarded as one of the finest and most powerful basketball players of all time.

Furthermore, he played for the American Basketball Association (ABA), where he became the league’s most well-known player before merging with the National Basketball Association (NBA).

“You can sense the feelings, the people rooting for you.”Erving, Julius

“I am certain that respect is far more vital and far larger, than popularity.”Erving, Julius

“Change is one of the most predictable aspects of life.” You will be better off if you can influence the change.

But you are foolish or naive if you do not believe that change will occur, whether you want it or not.” Erving, Julius

“I was 26 years old and on top of the world when I went to Philadelphia.”

A family life, a professional career, a large number of friends and associates, and a decent reputation constitute a wish list that many would envy.” Erving, Julius

“The secret to success is to continue to improve in all aspects of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.”Erving, Julius

“I expect more from myself than anyone else could.”Erving, Julius

“Whenever I was handling the ball, I would always look for daylight, wherever there was daylight.”Erving, Julius

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“If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’ll be the one who suffers.”Erving, Julius

“Because I came from a damaged household, my mother was a huge impact in my life.”Erving, Julius

“I had to spend numerous hours, in addition to the basic time, trying to polish the essentials.”Erving, Julius

“I pulled the plug on it when I thought it was appropriate for me to do so.”Erving, Julius

“After my athletic experience, one of the things in the back of my mind is that I never want to be completely captivated by any one activity other than my family life.”Erving, Julius

“Your goals decide who you will be.”Erving, Julius

“In order to be great, we must win games that we are not expected to win.”Erving, Julius

“When I have the opportunity to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions, and select whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man.”

In other words, while I am devoted to the air, I retain some influence over it.” Erving, Julius

“I try to have a fairly conservative manner on the court.”Erving, Julius

“I believe I began learning lessons about being a decent person long before I ever heard of basketball.”

And it all starts in the home, with parental influence.” Erving, Julius

“In many parts of my life, notably during my adolescence, I began to think about the world and the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life.”Erving, Julius

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“There are the usual works, Moby Dick, and I think in my adult life I started reading biographies more than fiction.”

I began to desire to relate to other people’s lives, to events that had actually occurred.” Erving, Julius

“Teachers face a thankless assignment since, no matter how good they are, nobody else is going to do it for them en masse until they find a way to individually rationalize the rewards of their effort.”Erving, Julius

“And there were things I enjoyed about it from the first time I picked up a basketball at the age of eight – I had a lot of problems when I first took up a basketball because I was a scrub -Erving, Julius

“I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough and offered me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something I should spend time on and that I might put a priority in my life over other sports.”Erving, Julius

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“I felt like there were still things I could do better until I retired at the age of 37.”Erving, Julius

“If you’ve had control, you don’t want to be demoted to a subordinate position if you can avoid it.”Erving, Julius

“That was simply my personal program: I didn’t want to get too excited about the good times because I didn’t want to be unhappy and dejected when things didn’t go as planned.”Erving, Julius

“In my first professional game, I got 19 rebounds and managed to score 20 points.”

I felt great about it. “I had the impression that this was the start of something good.” Erving, Julius

“When I first started in the business, my role models were the older guys on my team: Gray Scott, Adrian Smith, and Roland Taylor.”

These were the folks who took me under their wing and taught me everything I know about the business.” Erving, Julius

“I’ve been captain or co-captain of every team I’ve played on.”Erving, Julius

“As a typical Pisces, I may have had mood swings, but I don’t remember any depression, or needing to do anything, or having someone bring me out of being melancholy.”Erving, Julius

“If you become down about being the world’s second-best squad, you have a problem.”Erving, Julius

“I believe that when the audience appreciates you, it motivates you to be a little braver.”Erving, Julius

“It’s simpler to perform to your full capacity when the crowd is on your side.”Erving, Julius

“In 1981, at the age of 31, I was voted the best player in basketball and the league’s most valuable player.”Erving, Julius

“If you do things that produce a specific consequence and induce a specific reaction or effect, you improve your market worth.”

It’s a battle for the entertainment dollar, and nowhere is that more evident than in today’s NBA game.” Erving, Julius

“One of the commitments that I have now is to take a varied strategy to purchase and operate firms.”Erving, Julius

“They are making progress, but it is slow progress.”Erving, Julius

“I keep my gaze fixed on my man. “The basket hasn’t moved yet on me.” Erving, Julius

“You know, just having to have a life on the road, having the celebrity element be a hardship on my family, friends, and extended family,” she says. Erving, Julius

“You know, we always tried to justify it by saying take the good, take the upside, deal with the downside, take the downside.”Erving, Julius

“But, you know, if you live an affluent lifestyle, there are all kinds of trappings that you have to be aware of, and you’ve got to try to communicate freely and get understanding about and then keep moving on because sometimes lifestyles are chosen for us rather than us selecting them.” Erving, Julius

“But, you know, we’re a typical family.” We’ve experienced ups and downs.

We’ve had our problems, but we’ve also had plenty of reasons to celebrate.” Erving, Julius

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“As a kid, I used to play a lot of one-on-one.”

“When I was playing, the owners were in charge. The prisoners, not the warden, now run the prison.

The warden is powerful, and he has the authority to say so, but the balance of power is clearly with the players.” Erving, Julius

“Because of the NBA’s nature, it cannot afford for the public to turn against them.”Erving, Julius