50 Short Inspirational and Motivational Basketball Quotes

Looking for short inspirational and motivational basketball quotes? Are you a basketball lover who needs motivation and inspiration? You are exactly at the right place. Here are the top 50 basketball quotes for every basketball lover out there.

 





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“Basketball is so unique. It’s both a team and an individual sport.” Adam Silver

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“Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat – Dean Smith

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“You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”   Bobby Knight

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“I gave everything I had to basketball. The passion is still there, but the desire to play is not. It was a great ride.” Allen Iverson

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“I’ve had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck.” Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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“Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them.” Anonymus

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“Michael Jordon may have been the best basketball player in history, but he couldn’t have won six NBA titles without a team.” Mark E. Hyman

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“Good basketball always starts with good defense!” – Bob Knight”

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“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”   Bill Russell

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“I’m not going to lie; listen, I’m nice at basketball.” Drake





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“Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.”    Hakeem Olajuwon

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“The key is not the ‘will to win’… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”  Bob Knight

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“Basketball is a lifelong game. You continue to learn from the game day in and day out, and all along the way, you get better.” Scottie Pippen

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“Teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one – Mike Krzyzewski”

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“I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.”   LeBron James

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“If every basketball player worked as hard as I did, I’d be out of a job.”Steve Nash

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“Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.”   Michael Jordan

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“Basketball is a team game. But that doesn’t mean all five players should take the same amount of shots – Dean Smith

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“Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.” Bill Bradley

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“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. – Michael Jordan

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“Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.   James Naismith

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“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan





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“Basketball is such an escape from a lot of things.”    Scottie Pippen

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“Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.”   Bill Vaughan

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“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”   Phil Jackson

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“I’m the basketball version of a gravedigger.”    Dennis Rodman

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“The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.'”     James Naismith

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“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.   Stevie Wonder

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“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.”   John Wooden

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“They said playing basketball would kill me. Well, not playing basketball was killing me.”  Earvin ”Magic” Johnson

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“Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.Elgin Baylor

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“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”  Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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“My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball.”   Isaiah Thomas

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“I grew up playing basketball and eating hot dogs on the corner.    Prince Royce





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“There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win”    Michael Jordan

 

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“If you’re a basketball player, you’ve got to shoot.”   Oscar Robertson

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“Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.” James Naismith

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“Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.John Wooden

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“I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in.” David Duchovny

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“I can’t take my mind off basketball.”      Giannis Antetokounmpo

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“Basketball is basketball.”    Oscar Robertson

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“If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.” Isiah Thomas

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“My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball.”    Steve Nash

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“I like a girl who can be a girl but also ready to play basketball.”    Trevor Jackson

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“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan

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“My focus is basketball, and that’s it.”   Kyrie Irving

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“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan

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“You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed – you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.”  LeBron James

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“I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.”   LeBron James

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“If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.     Charles Barkley”

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