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    Basketball is basketball. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    But I like to think an athlete is an athlete. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image. Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars. And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    I don't blame David Stern because a player gets on the court and he doesn't put out competitively. No one can make you play if you don't want to play. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    I don't think that players learn how to play any other aspect of the game in high school or college. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    I think that basketball players should get the job done no matter how it looks on the screen. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    I think that teaching coaches are the norm now. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    I was taught to play that way when I was in high school and even before I got to high school. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    If you're a basketball player, you've got to shoot. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes in our country we are real sensitive to race. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    It's like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream - they could be down 30 points but that's what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense! Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    Some players are more physical than others, some play with more finesse. Some are just really great all-around players. So you have to change your game. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team, and then go to the games. Now, I don't know, these guys today don't want to do anything like that. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    This is where young players today want to land. They want to be NBA players because of the money. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    When you go into a game on offense, you make a couple moves and see what the defender is going to do. Then you pretty much can figure out what he is going to do against you - whether he carries his hands low or high, whether he is bumping or pushing, those type of things. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    When you play against different people from all walks of life you can't do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively. You have to change up the way you go at a player. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    When you play guard, you're not going to block a lot of shots. Inside, you're going to block shots. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    Who do I think was the greatest? This might shock you: Elgin Baylor. He did so many great things. Nobody could guard him, playing in the forward spot. I'd love to see some of today's greats playing against Elgin. They couldn't guard him. Nobody could. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    You don't cut anywhere, don't pick down anywhere, don't double screen, no weak side picking. All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don't happen anymore. Oscar-RobertsonOscar Robertson
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    You have to teach now - tell a kid how to box out, tell him how to pass, teach him footwork. Players don't understand that anymore. Oscar-Robertson/">Oscar Robertson
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    You look at today, it's a different situation. You have a game that has been transformed into a game where almost every shot is either an outside shot - a three-point shot - or a dunk. Oscar-Robertson/">Oscar Robertson
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    You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os. Oscar-Robertson/">Oscar Robertson
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    You see what happens in college and high school games today - a three-point shot or a dunk. I think that's the reason that you see a lot of that in the pros today. Oscar-Robertson/">Oscar Robertson