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“If you don't agree with me, I have two words for you: shut the fuck up.”
“But that's the thing about basketball: you don't play games on paper.”
“You never know when true greatness is lurking around the corner. Just make sure you don’t forget the ones who already lurked.”
“The secret of basketball is that it’s not about basketball.”
“When the Lakers held Jerry West Night in March 1971, Bill Russell paid his own way to be there and said during the ceremony, “Jerry, I once wrote that success is a journey, and that the greatest honor a man can have is the respect and friendship of his peers.”
“When the Lakers held Jerry West Night in March 1971, Bill Russell paid his own way to be there and said during the ceremony, “Jerry, I once wrote that success is a journey, and that the greatest honor a man can have is the respect and friendship of his peers. You have that more than any man I know. Jerry, you are, in every sense of the word, truly a champion. If I could have one wish granted, it would be that you would always be happy.”
“As much as I didn't want to, I had to read Jag's note. I pulled it out of my back pocket. His handwriting still made my breath catch, but when I opened it, I wanted to cry.
The paper contained two words: Fly, babe.
I shredded it into little pieces. Fly? The stupid boy wanted me to fly? I'd fly off the handle when I caught up to him. Then he'd see me fly.”
“Max clapped his hands. “Go, go, go!”
“Dan was suspicious. "How did he find out where we were staying?"
Amy frowned. "I think that's the message inside the message. He wants us to know that he has a long reach–that's he's rich and powerful."
"Like we'll see his giant mansion and assume he works at Burger King," scoffed Dan.”
“Because sometimes you have to suffer without the things you want now so you can have everything you need later.”
“Josie tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear as she glanced up the hall. “You ready?”
I nodded and we started down the hall and we made it halfway before I did something totally cheesy. I reached between us, found her hand without looking, and threaded my fingers through her.
She looked up, surprise flickering over her expression, but then she smiled, and yeah, that smile was worth it.”
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