Inspirational Basketball Quotes

Inspirational basketball quotes for the ball enthusiasts like my own sons. Enjoy!


“A winner is someone who recognizes his God- given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”

Larry Bird

"Morale and attitude are the fundamentals to success."

Bud Wilkinson

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”

Tim Duncan

We try to stress the little things because little things lead to big things."

Steve Alford

“The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.”

Bill Russell

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”

Jerry West

Inspirational Basketball Quotes

Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.

Phil Jackson

“Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.”

Pat Riley

We win because we play together as a team.

John Havlicek

"A guy who gives you less than what he has to give is, one, telling you what he thinks of you, and two, telling you what he thinks of himself."

Pete Carill

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”

John Wooden

Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.

Author Unknown

I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”

Kobe Bryant

Inspirational Basketball Quotes

"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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.”

Isaiah Thomas

When you’re through improving, you’re through.

Author Unknown

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

Michael Jordan

If you are going to take it to the bank, then you better cash it in.

Shannon Fish

“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.”

Micheal Jordan

When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do.

Darryl Dawkins

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