Top 15 Dumbest Athlete Quotes

Randy McInnis September 8, 2013 12
Top 15 Dumbest Athlete Quotes

You might think pro athletes are somewhat intelligent people. And most are; smart, articulate, and funny. But then there are these guys…




15. “The sun has been there for 500, 600 years.” – MLB All-Star Mike Cameron



14. “I made a 1600 minus 800 minus 200 on the SAT, so I’m very intelligent when I speak.” – Shaq



13. “Ball handling and dribbling are my strongest weaknesses.” – Former NBA player David Thompson



12. “I dunno. I’ve never smoked any Astroturf.” – MLB pitcher Tug McGraw on whether he preferred grass or Astroturf.



11. “We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors.” – Basketball player Weldon Drew



10. “It’s a humbling thing being humble.” – Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett



9. “Left hand, right hand, it doesn’t matter. I’m amphibious.” – former NC State basketball player Charles Shackleford



8. “Don’t say I don’t get along with my teammates. I just don’t get along some of the guys on the team.” – NFL, IFL player Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens


7. “I’ve won at every level, except college and pro.” – Shaquille O’Neal before his Laker days



6. “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” – sportscaster and former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann



5. “My career was sputtering until I did a 360 and got headed in the right direction.” – NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady



4. “We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.” – NBA basketball star Jason Kidd



3. “The only thing that keeps this organization from being recognized as one of the finest in baseball is wins and losses at the major league level.” – Former Devil Rays GM Chuck Lamar on his team



2. “I enjoyed the Luge.” – Michael Jordan on his visit to Paris.



2. “Therapy can be a good thing; it can be therapeutic.” – Alex Rodriguez on getting, yep, you guessed it — therapy.

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BONUS: “Sure we make a lot of money, but we spend a lot, too.” – Patrick Ewing during the 1988-89 NBA lockout

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  1. Ron September 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    The dumbest quote I ever heard was from Joe Frazier afte the lost to ALI in the thrilla in manilla.
    “He didn’t hurt me, I just couldn’t see”,
    joe frazier with his eyes swollen like rotten apples as he couldn’t see out of his right eye and sun glasses could barely sit on his face due to uneven swelling of his eye sockets.. RIP

  2. Ryan September 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Can’t believe Yogi Berra didn’t make the list… I guess you are assuming he meant to be glib/funny… Or at least one would hope. “…When you see a fork in the road, take it” …

  3. Jim September 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Former NFL back George Rogers: “I want to rush for 1,500 or 2,000 yards, whichever comes first.”

  4. ST September 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    “You have to score more points than opponents in order to win” -Javale Mcgee

  5. Lance September 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    “We just finished the game. We played the whole 42 minutes.” -Zach Randolph

    One of my favorites!

  6. Josh September 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    “Some people like to give 110%. I always give 120%.” – Trent Richardson

  7. raisin bran September 10, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Re Yogi’s “Take the fork in the road…” His house was at the end of a circular road; whichever ‘fork’ you took – got you there!

  8. bdi September 16, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    LMAO good ones but Yogi had so many at least one should have made it.

    “It’s like deja-vu, all over again”

    “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”

    Love that guy!!

  9. Harry R Wiener September 18, 2013 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I know there must be alot said over the years by alot of athletes. I would of loved to hear some of the examples by Yogi and Casey.

  10. wil marsh September 24, 2013 at 7:23 am - Reply

    what i find amusing are athletes that murmur “you know” in every sentence……if we “knew” we wouldn’t be asking!

  11. ewr September 26, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply

    A. Shaq is kidding. That much is completely obvious.

    B. Terrel Owens is not making a completely stupid remark here. Here’s distinguishing between what he sees as a “teammate” and someone who’s merely “part of the team.” Clearly what he means is that he gets along great with the guys who are out there giving it their all for the team. He does not however get along with the guys who aren’t leaders, who aren’t trying to motivate and energize others. Instead of being teammates, they’re only part of team-they’re just there.

  12. Mark September 28, 2013 at 10:51 am - Reply

    -1987 Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told
    a player who received four F’s and one D: “Son, looks to me like you’re
    spending too much time on one subject.”
    -1991 Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John
    Jenkins: “He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings.”

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