? Elvin Hayes, 6'10" Washington Bullets forward, asked in a hotel lobby if he was a basketball player: "No, I clean giraffe ears."
?Jim Todd, Oakland A's pitcher, who worked for a bank in the off-season: "I don't think I'll continue in banking. There's not enough money in it."
? Alvan Adams, Phoenix Suns center, accepting the NBA Rookie of the Year trophy: "I'd like to thank Coach John MacLeod, my teammates for making me look so good and, mostly, David Thompson for going to the ABA."
?Don Osborn, Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach: "The only thing wrong with our pitchers is they all have to pitch the same night."