? Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles Laker star, said to be paid $250,000 a year, on the recent economic news: "What I made in 10 years of playing basketball, I lost in 10 days on the stock market."
? Tom Thacker, the first player to be on both NBA and ABA championship teams, on whether he would try to protect his Indiana Pacer guard position next season against the challenge of Rick Mount: "I'm going to try to come back. I might grow ugly, but I'll never grow old."
?Mrs. Cecily Bishop, 71, dropped from a British golf championship in which she had last competed in 1937: "My handicaps are gin and old age."