32 Best Sport Quotes To Inspire Players, Coaches & Athletes

Quotes on Basketball

Looking For The Best Quotes On Basketball? The best players in the history of basketball are not remembered that way. Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Bill Russell, Kevin Garnett, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson … great athletes who contributed, each in his time, to popularize the sport of the basket.

The best basketball quotes they left us were really impressive and inspiring and that is why today we still refer to them today, because the legacy they left us will pass from generation to generation. Check it out!

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  1. There is no possible comparison with the Dream Team. (Patrick Ewing)
  2. Sometimes a player’s biggest challenge comes in relation to his role on the team. (Basketball Quotes)
  3. I always have a ball in the car. You never know. (Hakeem Olajuwon)
  4. Do your best when no one is watching. If you do that, you can be successful in anything you set your mind to. (Bob Cousy)
  5. You cannot be afraid of failure. It is the only way you succeed, you will not always succeed, I know. (Lebron James)
  6. Talent wins matches, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. (Michael Jordan)
  7. You always have to be on the edge. You have to do every training session, every game, as if it were the last (Inspirational Basketball Quotes)
  8. The strength of the team is in each individual member. The strength of each member is in the team. (Phil Jackson)
  9. A man can be a crucial ingredient in a team, but a man cannot make a team. (Kareem Abdul Jabbar)
  10. I have a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end. (Larry Bird)
  11. You must expect things from yourself before you can do them. (Michael Jordan)
  12. I have been successful enough for two lives together, my success is talent along with hard work and a good dose of luck. (Basketball Sayings)
  13. Getting good players is easy. Getting them to play together is the hardest part. (Casey Stengel)
  14. All coaches are creative, but if you don’t have a good database you won’t get anywhere. (Gustavo Aranzana)
  15. You can’t choose how to lose, but you can choose how to recover to win next time. (Pat Riley)
  16. I just did my job; play basketball and win rings. I was never distracted by everything around me, if it happened to others that played in our favor. (Bill Laimbeer)
  17. Every hour I don’t spend in the gym I know someone is training to knock me down. (Karl Malone, Basketball Player Quotes)
  18. If he had 80% free throw success he would surely be arrogant and not humble. So everything has its reason for being. (Shaquille O’Neal)
  19. Just because you put a suit on a man doesn’t mean he’s a good guy. (Allen Iverson)
  20. You never know what they are expecting from you, so just go out there and play. (Manu Ginobili)
  21. If you give your best, you have nothing to be ashamed of. A defeat is not a disgrace. (Dirk Nowitzki)
  22. No one should expect more of you than just yourself. (Motivational Basketball Quotes)
  23. Success is not an accident, success is a choice. (Stephen Curry)
  24. The key lies in consistency: if you want to be a great shooter, you should always shoot the same. (Ray Allen)
  25. In the face of adversity, I grow up and have always lived with the pressure of expectations. (Pau Gasol)
  26. All children need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. (Magic Johnson)
  27. Never underestimate the heart of a champion. (Rudy Tomjanovich, Short Basketball Quotes)
  28. There is no greater motivator on earth than yourself. (Magic Johnson)
  29. It was time. Last year I played with hate, but this one I played again with a lot of love and passion. (Lebron James)
  30. My parents are my backbone. They still are. They are the only people who will support you whether you score zero points or score forty. (Kobe Bryant)
  31. Sex and golf are the only things where even being bad you can have a good time. (Charles Barkley)
  32. A good result is having done your best. (John Wooden)

Closing words

Thanks for reading my favorite 32 quotes on basketball. I wish you a great year and hope you can find these quotes whenever you need a boost, so you can confidently crush every challenge or goal you set for yourself.

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