Countdown To Tip-Off

Inspirational quotes to get you excited for the start of the 2012-13 season.

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It's finally here. The NBA season begins today.

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22 days until the start of the NBA season.

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25 days until the start of the season. Here's today's motivational quote.

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28 days until the Wizards' first game.

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Today's motivational quote.

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Aggression is an effective form of energy when focused on the right direction and shielded from all others. -John Driscoll

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31 days until the first game of the regular season. Here's today's motivational quote.

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Blocking shots isn't just about keeping the ball out of the basket.

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"My leadership is my biggest strength. You can't gameplan or scout what I do." -A.J. Price

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"As soon as you're born, you start dying, so you might as well have a good time." -Cake, "Sheep Go To Heaven"

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"Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"Maybe you are the "cool" generation. If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration." -Kingman Brewster Jr.,...

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"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates

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"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life." -Marcus Garvey

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"When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally." -Lao Tzu

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"I will pay the appropriate amount homage to the past, but we have to change." -Ted Leonsis, June 10, 2010

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"You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the...

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"Vision without execution is hallucination." -Thomas Edison

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"The brick walls aren't there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly...

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"By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique, but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision." -Bruno Walter

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"It's like any bad habit we have. If you're a smoker, you ain't going to drop those habits in a day. I've got to help them kick some of these bad habits that we're in." -Randy Wittman, January 25,...

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"I guess I have a lot to prove. I mean, last year I felt like I underachieved." -Chris Singleton, July 9, 2012.

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"When you look at the last 20 years in the NBA, there have been seven teams that have won the NBA championship. Six of those seven teams drafted the number one or number two pick; their...

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"I don't know, I think Blake Griffin is the American Jan Vesely." -Jan Vesely, June 24, 2011.

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"When just about every man gets pushed into a corner, the tough guy is going to come out swinging and he's going to come out giving his best effort. Some would get back into a corner and cower or...

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"Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations." -Ralph Charell, author.

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