Do you love sports? How about basketball? Discover the best basketball quotes which are overloaded with positive energy and adrenaline. If your boyfriend or friend plays basketball and soon will take part in the competition, you should send him the following quotes about basketball. Quotes of most famous baskeball players and coaches will cheer him up and set a winner’s mood. Here you’ll find tons of motivational words said by professional players: from Bill Russell to Michael Jordan.

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The Best Basketball Quotes

Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you’ve got him. – Bill Russell

I can’t stand a ballplayer who plays in fear. Any fellow who has a good shot has got to take it and keep taking it. So he misses—so what? – Red Auerbach

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate. – Michael Jordan

It is far better to shoot an airball than to not shoot at all for fear of missing. – Tony Affonso

What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere. – Bill Russell.

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

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. – Michael Jordan

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

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Inspirational Basketball Quotes For Players

Would you like to inspire your best friend before a very important basketball match? Send him the following inspirational basketball quotes and you will see positive results after the match. Sports and inspiration go hand in hand.

I don’t complain about playing time. My job is to play so well that my coach can’t sit me. – Shane Battier

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot. – Bill Russell

Team work is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. – Mike Krzyzewski

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds. – Wilt Chamberlain

If nobody will help you, do it alone. – Michael Jordan

I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot .. and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why… I succeed. – Michael Jordan

The key is not the ‘will to win’… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important. – Bobby Knight

Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together. – Phil Jackson

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Basketball Team Quotes

Basketball is a team game. The team is like an organism which is nourished with enthusiasm and hope. Send your teammates the following basketball team quotes and motivate each other before your important match.

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

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

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals. – James Naismith (He invented the game of basketball )

Basketball is a full court game, so every drill must be done full court. –  Bobby Knight

Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing. – Phil Jackson

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent. – Kobe Bryant

I hate casual shooting. Every shot is preceded by working to get open and catch and shoot under game like conditions. –  Bobby Knight

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Motivational Basketball Quotes

Sports without motivation never brings trophies. If you want to see yourself or a friend of yours as a winner, you should send him these wonderful motivational basketball quotes.

I love the game of basketball, and as long as I can do that, keep playing and try to get some more championships with the organization, I’ll be happy. – Kawhi Leonard

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

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. –  Michael Jordan

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I feel like I have another level every year that I start a new season of basketball. If I continue to keep growing, and make everything consistent, I’m going to get better and better each year. – Victor Oladipo

Our goal is not to win. It’s to play together and play hard. Then, winning takes care of itself. – Mike Krzyzewski

Left hand, right hand, it doesn’t matter. I’m amphibious. – Charles Shackleford

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. – Arthur Ashe

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Basketball Players Quotes

Do you have a friend who plays basketball? You have a great opportunity to motivate him before the match with the help of these great basketball players quotes. Make him believe that he is the best player and he will definitely win the match.

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

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. – Magic Johnson

All the successful teams I’ve ever seen have three characteristics: They play unselfish, they play together, and they play hard. – Larry Brown

The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy. – Jerry Tarkanian

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

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

I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway. -Dennis Rodman

When it comes to team dynamics — on a basketball court or in a corporate setting — maintaining a positive atmosphere is crucial. – Rick Pitino

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