? Gary Player, golfer and rancher: "I have six kids and 100 quarter horses to feed, and I'm not sure which group eats the most."
?Rik Jones, pitching prospect for the Seattle Mariners, on spring training: "Heck, putting on a uniform, jumping around in the dirt and getting paid for it just ain't work."
? Julius Erving, when Red Auerbach observed that he keeps one eye on the basket and one eye on his man: "I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet."
? Mack Calvin, Denver guard who is with his eighth team in eight pro seasons: "I feel like a boll weevil, always looking for a home."
? Frank Lane, baseball scout, on the trade of Rick Monday from the Cubs to the Dodgers: "Monday got about $125,000 from the Cubs last season and struck out 125 times. He got paid $1,000 a strikeout. This year he'll probably get $250,000 from the Dodgers, which means he's gotten a raise to $2,000 a strikeout."
? Calvin Murphy, Houston guard, on sinking free throws in front of hostile crowds: "The most beautiful sight in the world is that ball fading through the net, then the sudden silence. It's like taking on 15,000 people at once and beating them all."