Inspirational basketball quotes

How do you encourage a basketball player?


Are you looking for a famous phrase or quote related to Basketball? You are in the right place. These are inspirational basketball quotes to keep your spirits high and blood pumping.

Basketball is a very popular American sport. It is a sport of strength, unity, and discipline that builds the character of players. It’s a sport of success and failure, exhibits strong motivation and dedication of players. Many teams; one goal - victory; this goal prevails over the personal egos and individual instincts. When talents and personalities integrate, teams get the best result. For fans of basketball, it’s not just a sport it is a rollercoaster of different emotions that they experience during a 48 minutes match.

Basketball is loved by everyone! Millions of people support their favorite players who show their skill and commitment through their play. You will surely have a friend who practices it or who is passionate about it. Do you want to share with them a famous quote? On this page, you will find inspirational basketball quotes used in the world of basketball.

inspirational basketball quotes
  • You don't know how special something is until you pour all your heart into it.
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  • If you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a stranght. - Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan basketball quotes
  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. - Michael Jordan


Great basketball quotes


  • You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body. - Kareem Abdul Jabbar

  • The most we can hope for is to create the best possible conditions for success, then let go of the outcome. The ride is a lot more fun that way. - Phil Jackson

  • Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits. - Mike Krzyzewski

  • It takes three things to be a ‘special’ player: talent, character, and competitive fire. - Kevin Eastman

  • When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro. - Larry Bird

  • I think the reason why I’m the person who I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger. - LeBron James

  • My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. - Michael Jordan

  • If I walk in a home and a kid disrespects a woman, his mother or grandmother, then I am out… I wont recruit them. - John Calipari

  • 1. Be on time. 2. Never criticize a teammate. 3. Never use profanity. - John Wooden

  • Use different basketball offensive alignments to cause confusion for the other team. - Hubie Brown

  • The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. - Michael Jordan

  • I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. - Michael Jordan

  • You can pick captains, but you can’t pick leaders. Whoever controls the locker room controls the team. - Don Meyer

  • Once you are labeled the best you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. If I don’t keep changing, I’m history. - Larry Bird

  • The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game. - Bob Knight

  • My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. I don’t have any other goals. - Brad Stevens

  • Everything negative, pressure, challenges are all an opportunity for me to rise. - Kobe Bryant

  • Players must be able to carry out simple instructions from the bench to the court. If they can’t, then they can’t play. - Bob Knight

  • Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team. - Scottie Pippen

  • There’s a great quote by Julius Irving that went, ‘Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them. - David Halberstam

  • The only important statistic is the final score. - Bill Russell

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