Moses Malone quotes

  • I'll always be Number 1 to myself.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Sports #Motivational Sports #Numbers

  • I never thought I'd lead the NBA in rebounding, but I got a lot of help from my team-mates - they did a lot of missing.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Basketball #Team #Nba

  • You got to work hard whatever you're doing and try to be number one and take pride in what you're doing. You want to be at the best at your spot then you got to work hard, man. A lot of guys don't work as hard as it gonna take.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Hard Work #Pride #Men

  • I was on the playground all night. I ain't never go to parties or nothing. I'd get out of school at 3 and be out there playing until one in the morning with one streetlight. For real.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Morning #Real #Party

  • I'm never gonna try it, because you got to pay a lot for cocaine, and that's not the way I want to spend my money.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Trying #Want #Pay

  • The only reason people are saying I'm the number-one player is because I'm with the number-one team.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Team #Player #Numbers

  • To be a great offensive rebounder, you have to think like a defensive rebounder and battle for position while also being in the flow of your offense. And then it's just being determined.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Thinking #Battle #Flow

  • I came up in a small town ghetto and I never did think I'd be a celebrity or famous athlete, I was just loving to play the game of basketball. And I worked hard at everything I did.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Basketball #Athlete #Ghetto

  • I never thought I was the best; I just thought I was one of the best.
    -- Moses Malone

  • When I was 15, they changed the playground rules because I was dominating everything and blocking everything that came my way.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Block #Way #Changed

  • When I retire, I wanna be able to just lay back. Only way to make it happen is to be investing my money, not spending it.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Way #Investing #Able

  • I don't talk to reporters, because they're gonna write what they want to write, so let 'em write what they want to write.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Writing #Ems #Want

  • When the ladies see an athlette walking around, they think, Well, he got the cocaine, so let's go get high with him.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Thinking #Getting High #Cocaine

  • People might get mad for five or ten minutes, but then they respect you more. And the next time they see you, they'll tell their friends, "Don't go up to him with that stuff - he don't mess with cocaine."
    -- Moses Malone

    #People #Mad #Might

  • I figure a lot of folks are probably looking to find out if Moses Malone is into that stuff, but the closest I come to drugs is drinking a Coca-Cola. I don't want that cocaine; it's not for me.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Drinking #Drug #Want

  • I enjoy money. You got to know how to enjoy it, though. A lot of people enjoy it the wrong way: They spend it all.
    -- Moses Malone

    #People #Way #Enjoy

  • I've always just wanted to play ball, that's all. I didn't want to do no interviews, because I didn't want to be bothered with reporters.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Play #Interviews #Balls

  • When you make a lotta money, you got a lotta people shooting at you. Anywhere you go, the tab goes up. People borrow stuff from you, you don't see it again - they figure, Hell, Moses ain't gonna miss it, why do I have to return it?
    -- Moses Malone

    #People #Missing #Return

  • I'm conservative with my money. I'm the one who's got a family and I can't be playing basketball forever, so when I retire, I want to live on what I've made.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Basketball #Forever #Want

  • Owners want to make their team a winner so they can get more fans in the stands, and that's why they go after the best ball-players and pay 'em what they're worth.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Team #Player #Want

  • Reporters don't know me, because I don't talk to them; I just talk to the players.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Player #Know Me #Reporters

  • Seems like everybody wants to know if an athlete is on drugs, so you got to stay clear of wild people.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Athlete #People #Drug

  • People got to realize that the owners who been paying me are a lot richer than I am. It's not like I was born rich; I had to play basketball to make this type of money.
    -- Moses Malone

    #Basketball #Play #People

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