“If I were the czar of American basketball and I had to say, ‘all right, I’m in charge of youth basketball in America.' I would make every player coming through the youth basketball
program play football [soccer] because it translates directly. The problem in basketball today [is] the young players are coming up and they just try to beat everybody one-on-one with the dribble.
They’re unbelievably gifted dribbling the ball, but they don’t understand the pass and the move. Which is what football would teach them.”
-- Golden State Warriors coach
extolling the virtues of soccer and how it teaches athletes to understand passing concepts and how to move off the ball. (Men in Blazers