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The Crossover Quotes

Kwame Alexander
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See, when I play ball, I’m on fire. When I shoot, I inspire. The hoop’s for sale, and I’m the buyer.
-- Josh Bell (Josh Bell paragraph 4)

Importance: Josh demonstrates not only his poetic touch with words, but his skills with a ball through this quote. Basketball is Josh’s life, and Josh reveals that he is incredibly talented when it comes to the sport. Indeed, basketball essentially sums up all that Josh hopes to be.

Always leave your heart on the court.
-- Josh Bell (Basketball Rule # 1 paragraph 1)

Importance: In one of Chuck’s rules related by Josh, a court is symbolic of family, and the ball is symbolic of one’s heart. One should always leave one’s heart in the court means that one should always put family first, and should always put their heart in the care of family. This quote will prove to be both telling and ironic, as Chuck’s heart will fail him, but...

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