29 Total Quotes

Jalen Rose Quotes

You just have to give Dallas the credit. They have a good team. They have been playing well this season. They ran into a team that has not been playing well, and trying to learn things that they are doing. At this point, it didn't show.
Jalen Rose
#Credit

Fatigue will make a coward of all of us and I'm not going to let that be an excuse. The bottom line is they played better than us for four quarters.
Jalen Rose
#Fatigue

We are not getting it down. It's an embarrassment. We lost by 30 points at home.
Jalen Rose
#Embarrassment

Lies don't matter, ... There's no merit to it. It's kind of hard to entertain foolishness when it has no merit.
Jalen Rose
#Fools And Foolishness

Ask any athlete - One of his dreams is to play in New York wearing a Knick uniform. It's also always been a dream of mine.
Jalen Rose
#Dreams

I've never been part of a situation like that -- and I'm sure I've never heard anybody in professional sports make a comment so negative that early in the season,
Jalen Rose
#Sports

Even bad teams have optimism. You don't want to take away the optimism so early in the season. The Bad News Bears coach wouldn't even tell (his team) that.
Jalen Rose
#Optimism

We've got a lot of guys in here that are learning how to win. And when you're learning that on the fly over an 82-game schedule, you're going to have some tough times.
Jalen Rose
#Learning

Whatever Coach Brown needs me to do to help the team is my focus. I am thrilled to be a Knick.
Jalen Rose
#Focus

The thing about professional sports is anything can happen. Obviously, that vote of confidence along with it being after the trade deadline, means we intend on staying with the guys we got. I think we have 20-plus games remaining, let's try to finish them strong and we'll see what happens from here on out.
Jalen Rose
#Confidence

Larry Bird is like a basketball god to me for what he's done for my career.
Jalen Rose
#Basketball

Home is supposed to be where you're most comfortable. A number of guys are not comfortable playing here right now. You have to be emotionally tough to play here.
Jalen Rose
#Home

When you're not winning games ... it's about how you're not getting it done. To the winner goes the spoils, and since we're not getting it done at a high level, it's always going to be about sideshows and distractions.
Jalen Rose
#Games

Nobody wants to be a bottom feeder and deal with the reality that you have one of the worst records, if not the worst record, in the league. Obviously, we have to turn that around and turn it around fast. I feel like if we ever show up in the same place at the same time we can make some noise in this league.
Jalen Rose
#Reality

I really like Rafer Alston. We get along great. We have a lot of fun times together that I can’t share with you guys.
Jalen Rose
#Fun

I don't mind being a professional. As an athlete you are a role model, people are watching what you wear, listening to everything you say,
Jalen Rose
#Mind

They played this game like it was their championship game, and rightfully so. Those guys are hungry for NBA jobs. You don't just go to Europe because you're turning down the NBA, you're going to Europe because you want to be in the NBA so when you're standing up against a guy in front of you that's is in the NBA, you want to prove to anybody that's watching that you're NBA-worthy.
Jalen Rose
#Jobs

They played this game like it was their championship game, and rightfully so. Those guys are hungry for NBA jobs.
Jalen Rose
#Jobs

That number won't haunt this club. They did a nice job of running. They had 36 points on the break. Having played in Denver, I understand how they feed off the altitude. When they get a long rebound, Anthony is taking off. They throw the touchdown pass to him and he's athletic and is a very good finisher.
Jalen Rose
#Running

We just didn't get it done. We shot a horrible percentage, and we didn't have confidence. . . it just showed in our overall effort.
Jalen Rose
#Confidence

Obviously, with my age and my salary I didn't fit long term.
Jalen Rose
#Age And Aging

The reality of it is, 14 seconds to go, a seven-foot guy falling like he's been shot by a gun, normally that doesn't warrant a call,
Jalen Rose
#Reality

That's what they do. They lead the league in 3-point attempts for a reason, and sometimes they are going to knock them down.
Jalen Rose
#Reason

It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth when you have the overall record that we do.
Jalen Rose
#Taste

That's the thing about the NBA it's all about runs. We didn't attack the basket and didn't get to the free-throw line enough. We came back but they put us out of range with that second quarter.
Jalen Rose
#Nba

The Bad News Bears coach wouldn't tell (his team) that.
Jalen Rose
#News

Coach! You're a rookie and you're going to miss practice already?
Jalen Rose
#Practice

Guys were giving up good shots to get great shots.
Jalen Rose
#Giving

It felt good to be out there, hear your name called, what college you went to.
Jalen Rose
#College