220 Inspirational Basketball Quotes About Teamwork, Hard Work And Winning

Our latest collection of basketball quotes that will remind you of the importance of teamwork and collaborative effort.

Basketball is one of the most loved sports the world over.

Invented more than a hundred years ago, the game has grown to become one of the most successful sports.

Throughout the years, basketball has produced many great players who have entertained and inspired us in different ways.

Besides the pleasure we derive from watching the game, there are lots of lessons from basketball that we can apply in our lives.

One of the biggest lessons basketball teaches us is the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

Being a team sport, the game requires collaboration and co-operation from teammates in order to win.

Every member must focus, work as a unit, and listen to each other for the common good of the team.

Although Michael Jordan was one of the greatest basketball players in history, he couldn’t win any championships without involving his teammates.

He had to learn to trust and to work together with them.

In that respect, here are inspirational basketball quotes to highlight the importance of teamwork and collaborative effort.

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1. “I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.“- Lebron James

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2. “A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.” –  Mike Krzyzewski

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3. “Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.”— Magic Johnson

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4. “Michael Jordan 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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5. “Winning is more related to good defense than good offense.” ― Dr. Jack Ramsay.

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6. “You have to earn your right to win the game with effort and togetherness” – Brad Stevens

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

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

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

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10. “Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team.” – Red Auerbach

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11. “When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort–it is ready to climb“-Pat Riley

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Basketball quotes to inspire self-motivation and teamwork

12. “One player’s selfish attitude can poison the locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish teamwork” – Dean Smith

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13. “When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.” – Michael Jordan

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

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15. “I know that I’m never as good or bad as any single performance. I’ve never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always been able to leave the game at the arena.” – Charles Barkley

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16. “You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.” – Pat Riley

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

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18. “Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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20. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

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Basketball quotes to encourage and inspire you to always give your best

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

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22. “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

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23. “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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24. “If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!”— Charles Barkley

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25. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

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

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

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

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29. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

30. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.― John Wooden

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Basketball quotes to motivate and inspire coaches and athletes

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

32. “Losing is part of the game. If you never lose, you are never truly tested, and never forced to grow.” – David Sirlin

33. “Failure does not come from losing, but from not trying.” – Larry Brown

34. “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

35. “Discover your gift, develop your gift, and then give it away every day.” – Don Meyer

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36. “The two ingredients in success in basketball are playing hard and playing intelligently.”  – Pete Carroll

37. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” – John Wooden

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

39. “Nothing is given. Everything is earned.” – LeBron James

40. “Keep practicing. Never let anyone tell you’re too small or too slow.” – Chris Paul

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41. “Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute” – Bill Russell

42. “Bad things do happen; how you respond to them defines your character and the quality of your life. You can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of your loss or you can choose to rise from the pain…” – Walter Anderson

43. “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

44. “You can have discipline and be demanding without being demeaning” – Don Meyer

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45. “Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” – Phil Jackson

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

47. “Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise” – Michael Jordan

48. “The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” – Eddie Reese

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

50. “Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity with which we absorbed this loss.” – Doug Williams

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51. “I really get motivated when I have doubters.” — Shaquille O’Neal

52. “The game honors toughness.” – Brad Stevens

53. “There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does.” – Dean Smith 

54. “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

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

56. “Plays are not as important as players, and players are not as important as teammates.” – Don Meyer

57. “Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone.” – Bob Knight

58. “The highest level of achievement is attained by the teams with the best conditioned players.” – Dr. Jack Ramsay

59. “Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered.” – Bill Russell

60. “We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually.” – Gregg Popovich

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61. “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

62. “Nervous means you want to play. Scared means you don’t want to play.” – Sherman Alexie

63. “Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.” Julius Erving

64. “Losing is only temporary and not all-encompassing. You must simply study it, learn from it, and try hard not to lose the same way again. Then you must have the self-control to forget about it.” – John Wooden

65. “Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.” – Scottie Pippen

66. “Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.” – Amit Ray

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

68. “Basketball is a game with winners and losers, but if you play this game with your heart, you’re always a winner.” – C.M.

69. “Practice hard, train hard, work hard and play harder.” – Alcurtis Turner

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71. “I am more than just a Serious basketball fan. I am a life-long Addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky.”  – Hunter S. Thompson 

72. “But that’s the thing about basketball: you don’t play games on paper.”  – Bill Simmons

73. “Good thing in this business is that you just have to make one big shot and that’s enough to make you forget 9 other shots that you missed.”  – Guy Zucker 

74. “Good coaches tell you where the fish are, great coaches teach you how to find them.”

― Kobe Bryant

75. “If you want to be a better player, you have to prepare, prepare, and prepare some more.”

― Kobe Bryant

76. “Coaches shouldn’t have to push you to work hard, you should push yourself to work hard because you want to be a great player” – Bob Knight

77. “You have a choice to make when you’re not playing. Either you’re invested and a great teammate, or your not” – Brad Stevens

78. “How competitive can you be without losing your discipline?” – Doc Rivers

79. “Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates changing in game conditions” – Dr. Jack Ramsay

80. “No one is bigger than the team. If you can’t do things our way, you’re not getting time here and we don’t care who you are” – Gregg Popovich

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81. “I really don’t do much. I play basketball.” — Brandon Ingram

82. “You need to possess more than a little nastiness to play basketball at the highest level.” — Jerry West

83. “As a kid, my favorite subject was recess. Why? Because I could go play basketball.” — Donovan Mitchell

84. “I just go out there and play basketball. I’m not worried about missing. I just got to be thinking about the next shot.” — Jamal Murray

85. “I might go my whole life stealing money. I got paid to play basketball, which is a scam. I get paid to watch basketball, which is a scam.” — Charles Barkley

86. “I play basketball to win a championship. That championship is everything to me. And that’s what gets people to buy in to your brand – being a winner.” — Chris Paul

87. “When you want to play basketball and you get paid for playing basketball, you want to do it every single day. So I don’t think I’ll get tired of doing it.” — Brandon Ingram

88. “I was born to play basketball. There’s no question about it. That’s it. And I’m saying this in my humblest opinion, I do feel that I was born to play this game. I breathe it, I live it.” — Jamal Crawford

89. “Charles and I go back since college. None of us thought this would happen, we just wanted to play basketball. This is the highest honor that can ever be paid, and it’s mind-blowing.” — Dominique Wilkins

90. “I’m not really a big X’s and O’s guy, but if you want to go there, I’m more of a space-the-floor type of coach: Five out, zero in, and that’s the way we play basketball, screen and roll here and there, pocket passes everywhere; it’s what it’s about.” — Kyrie Irving

Basketball quotes by famous basketball players

91. “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

92. “We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.” – John Wooden

93. “I started playing basketball so late, it just means that anything is possible.” – Joel Embiid

94. “I believe the only muscles you need in basketball are the ones in your brain.” – Nikola Jokic

95. “When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.” – Larry Bird

96. “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” – Michael Jordan

97. “I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.” – Kareem Abdul- Jabbar

98. “I know how hard it is to shoot the basketball, so I’ve got great appreciation for it.” – Reggie Jackson

99. “I’ve been playing basketball since I was five.” – C.J. McCollum

100. “I have no desire to coach basketball.” – Kevin Johnson

Basketball quotes about learning the fundamentals

101. “I didn’t play against the toughest competition in high school, but one reason I was able to do well in college was that I mastered the fundamentals. You’ve got to have them down before you can even think about playing.” – Larry Bird

102. “You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.” – Michael Jordan

103. “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” – Michael Jordan

104. “Have fun doing whatever it is that you desire to accomplish. Learn it one step at a time, emphasizing the fundamentals, and do it because you love it, not because it’s work.” – Paul Westphal

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105. “Basketball isn’t a game; It’s an art form. You master the fundamentals so you can forget ’em, so you can improvise and just concentrate on what really matters: getting buckets.” – Kyrie Irving

106. “There’s so many young peoople who start to play basketball and never learn the fundamentals.” – Oscar Robertson

107. “Success lies in a masterful consistency around the fundamentals.” – Robin Sharma

108. “The fundamentals of the game are the same wherever you go: pass, dribble, shoot, defend, rebound, screen, play hard and together.” – Terry Stotts

109. “First master the fundamentals.” – Larry Bird

110. “Morale and attitude are the fundamentals to success.” – Bud Wilkinson

Basketball Quotes To To Celebrate Players Passion For The Game

111. “In practice, don’t just run basketball drills, teach the players how to play basketball.” ― Don Meyer 

112. “The more your players have to think on the basketball court, the slower their feet get.” ― Jerry Tarkanian

113. “You can have fun playing by yourself or one-on-one with another person. Basketball is for everyone.” ― Red Auerbach

114. “Basketball is the MTV of sports.” ― Sara Levinson

115. “I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.” ― Shaquille O’Neal

116. “Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.” ― Dan Frisby

117. “Basketball is like a war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.” ― Red Auerbach

118. “Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.” ― Shaquille O’Neal

119. “The biggest thing is just routine. I think that’s the biggest correlation between golfers and basketball players.” ― Steph Curry

120. “I don’t discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I’m not interested in philosophy classes.” ― Al McGuire

Basketball Quotes From Famous Players

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

122. “When I had troubles, I’d go out – with basketball, you can do it by yourself, too. So you’d go out and shoot, and you’d fantasize.” ― Mike Krzyzewski

123. “It’s better to have a good player with the basketball in late game situations than to have plays.” ― Rick Pitino

124. “Scoring 100 points is a lot, but I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball.” ― Wilt Chamberlain

125. “I don’t need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don’t excite me. I am just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.” ― LeBron James

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

127. “When it’s played the way is supposed to be played, basketball happens in the air; flying, floating, elevated above the floor, levitating the way oppressed peoples of this earth imagine themselves in their dreams.” ― John Edgar Wideman

128. “I’m like a superhero. Call me Basketball Man.” ― LeBron James

129. “My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball. I always took for granted that I could play. Now I know what a gift it is.” ― Rebecca Lobo

130. “It’s not to hurt anyone, but basketball can be rough.” ― Sue Wicks

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131. “Basketball isn’t just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.” ― Steph Curry

132. “I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me.” ― Larry Bird

133. “I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.“ ― Michael Jordan

134. “Everyone is born with a certain potential. You may never achieve your full potential, but how close you come depends on how much you want to pay the price.” ― Red Auerbach

135. “A key basketball skill is imagery. The best players “see” situations before they happen so they can be prepared.” ― Dr. Jack Ramsay

136. “If you’re not talking, you’re not playing defense.” ― Doc Rivers

 137. “There is a direct correlation between the number of ball reversals and defensive breakdowns.” ― Kevin Eastman

138. “If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I wont look back and say that I was afraid to try.” ― Michael Jordan

139.“Excellence is a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” ― Shaquille O’Neal

140. “If you’re going to have to beg them to play, it’s not going to work.” ― Chuck Daly

Basketball Quotes To Inspire Collective Efforts

141. “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” ― Phil Jackson

142. “The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.” ― Kobe Bryant

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

144.  “The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal.” — Dave DeBusschere

145. “In fact, it is the success of the entire team that brings home a championship title.” — Johnny Osaki

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

― Michael Jordan

147. “In order to achieve positive results, one must work for them, not hope for them.” ― Bob Knight

148.  “The star player must slay his ego and learn teamwork and communication skills before he can achieve the ultimate in sport” ― Walt Frazier

149. “Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.” ― Bill Walton

150. “No team works out teamwork.” — Dwyane Wade

Basketball Quotes By LeBron James, The Legendary

151. “Every night on the court, I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.” — LeBron James

152. “There’s no reason to play in the NBA if you don’t believe you can win it all.” — LeBron James

153. “I hear that word pressure all the time. There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself” — LeBron James

154. “You know, when I have a bad game, it continues to humble me and know that, you know, you still have work to do and you still have a lot of people to impress.” — LeBron James

155. “Greatness is defined by how much you want to put into what you do” — LeBron James

156. “But sports carried me away from being in a gang or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out” — LeBron James

158. “When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.” — LeBron James

157. “Once you become a professional athlete or once you do anything well, then you’re automatically a role model…I have no problem being a role model, I love it. I have kids looking up to me and hopefully, I inspire these kids to do good thing.” — LeBron James

159. “When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.” — LeBron James

160. “The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.” — LeBron James

Inspirational Basketball Quotes From The Legends

161. “I think that my God-given physical attributes, big hands, and big feet, the way that I’m built, proportion-wise, just made basketball the most inviting sport for me to play.” — Julius Erving

162. “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.

163. “I didn’t realize it was work until my first year in the NBA. When I came around, I was surrounded by other professionals and I thought basketball was going to be everything to them, and it wasn’t.” — kobe bryant 

164. “I love that kids are building confidence on and off the court and unlocking their potential through sport” — kobe bryant 

165. “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 

166. “It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.” —  Larry Bird

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167. “But it is a black man’s game, and it will be forever.” — Larry Bird

168. “The best players will play. That’s the way it will always be.” — Larry Bird

169. “It’s been a journey, the NBA. It’s taken me a lot farther than I ever expected.” — Larry Bird

170. “The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.” — Larry Bird

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171. “I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.” — Magic Johnson

172. Magic is who I am on the basketball court. Earvin is who I am. — Magic Johnson

173. “The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play.” — Bill Russell

174. “Success is a result of consistent practice of winning skills and actions. There is nothing miraculous about the process. There is no luck involved.” — Bill Russell

175. Most of my rebounds came from positioning, where I was able to get the ball while in heavy traffic.” — Bill Russell

176. “I don’t watch college basketball.” ― Allen Iverson

177. “Personally, I just want to win a championship.” ― Allen Iverson

178. “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

179. “I love basketball so much, I love playing it, I just never thought I’d make it to college, NBA, or be standing up here today. It is a surreal feeling.” — Kevin Durant

180. “Basketball is a platform for me to inspire people.” — Kevin Durant

Basketball Quotes To Help Players Overcome Fear

181. “I have been able to live my dream of playing basketball surrounded by people I love and being cheered on by the best fans in the world.”— Scottie Pippen

182. “I went through ups and downs as a young player dealing with criticism and things of that nature. To finally win that first NBA championship, it was definitely a relief of a lot of pressure and frustration we dealt with as a team. It was great to bring a championship to the city of Chicago.” — Scottie Pippen

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183. “I thought the lanes opened up when Michael Jordan used to drive. I used to be like, ‘Wow.’” — Scottie Pippen

184. “One of the hardest things for a ball player to do is to accept his role” — Scottie Pippen

185. “Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play in the game. But I may go as far to say Lebron James may be the the greatest player to ever play the game.” — Scottie Pippen

186. “I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.” — James Naismith

187. “I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn’t moved on me yet.” — Julius Erving

188. “To be great we need to win games we aren’t supposed to win.” — Julius Erving

189. “I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.” — Julius Erving

190. If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It’s very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that’s never been more clearly evident than in today’s NBA game. — Julius Erving

Basketball Quotes to Define the Spirit of Togetherness

191. “You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit.” — Abby Wambach

192. “Unity is strength. . . When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek

193. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan

194. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” — Orrin Woodward

195. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan

196. “You need to be consistent. Every game is important for you and your team.” — Nikola Jokic

197. “How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate.” — Brad Stevens

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

199. “When you’re not practicing, someone else is getting better.” — Allen Iverson

200. “Leadership is diving for a loose ball. It’s about being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you are going to get respect from other players.” — Larry Bird

Basketball Quotes Showing the Importance of Focus and Determination

201. “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” ― Lou Holtz

202. “What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” ― Dean Smith

203. “The only important statistic is the final score.” — Bill Russell

204. “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

205. “Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract.” — Don Meyer

206. “The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.” — Kobe Bryant

207. “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.” — Kobe Bryant

208. “I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.” — Kobe Bryant

209. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no grey area. No almosts.” — Kobe Bryant

210. “Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.” — Elgin Baylor

211. “Basketball teams, after the perfunctory lay-up drill, fall into the crowded isolation and personal style of 10 city kids shooting at the same basket or playing one-on-one.” ― Ted Solotaroff

212. I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.” ― Joel Osteen

213. “I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that’s what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.” ― Terrell Owens

214. “In basketball – as in life – true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way.” ― Phil Jackson

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

216. “I was homecoming queen. I was star of my basketball team.” ― Marla Maples

217. “It wasn’t until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.” ― Paul D. Boyer

218. “I try to never lose sight of what a special time it is to be a women’s basketball player.” ― Sue Wicks

219. “I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.” ― Dirk Nowitzki

220. “Basketball is a game that gives you every chance to be great, and puts every pressure on you to prove that you haven’t got what it takes. It never takes away the chance, and it never eases up on the pressure.” ― Bob Sundvold

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The dynamics in the game of basketball are very much similar to what happens in our lives.

Just like in life, there are the ups and downs, the endless challenges and the endurance it takes to achieve success.

Coordination and teamwork are an essential aspect of any basketball team.

Unless each member plays his/her part and contributes to the benefit of the team as a whole, it’s impossible to win.

Hopefully, these basketball quotes have reminded you to always contribute, share and cooperate.

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