? Red Auerbach, Boston Celtics coach, on how he tried to stop Oscar Robertson: "I told my players to hold their hands as high as possible and spread their fingers wider apart to get more reach. So Oscar shot between their fingers."
? Larry Morris, of the Chicago Bears, on reports he planned to quit football: "You gotta quit every year to get a raise."
? Dick Stuart, Red Sox slugger, explaining to a traffic cop on January 2 why he still had 1963 license plates on his car: "Well, I had such a good year, I didn't want to forget it."