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"If you win through bad sportsmanship, that’s no real victory." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias​

“If you win through bad sportsmanship, that’s no real victory.” – Babe Didrikson Zaharias​

"For me, losing a tennis match isn’t failure, it’s research." - Billie Jean King​

“For me, losing a tennis match isn’t failure, it’s research.” – Billie Jean King​

"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round." - Ben Hogan​

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” – Ben Hogan​

"He's the greatest, and everyone saw why tonight." - Scottie Pippen​, on Michael Jordan​'s epic performance, while battling the flu, during game 5 of the NBA Finals vs Utah Jazz.

“He’s the greatest, and everyone saw why tonight.” – Scottie Pippen​, on Michael Jordan​‘s epic performance, while battling the flu, during game 5 of…

"Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar​

“Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar​

"If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life." - Isiah Thomas​

“If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.” –…

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