Basketball Motivational Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Motivational Quotes for Athletes

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

- Magic Johnson
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Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

- Larry Bird
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The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

- Michael Jordan
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I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

- Dirk Nowitzki
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It's important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail. Never stop trying.

- John Wooden
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Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.

- Pat Riley
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Champions never sleep, the eternal spirit keep them alert and awake.

- Amit Ray
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You have to lose yourself in the team and you have to lose yourself in the game.

- John Calipari
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You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.

- John Wooden
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One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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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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My focus is basketball, and that's it.

- Kyrie Irving
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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.

- Bobby Knight
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I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.

- Julius Erving
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Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity.

- Arnold Henry
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Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.

- Amit Ray
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Let me give so much time to the improvement of myself that I shall have no time to criticize others.

- John Wooden
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If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.

- John Wooden
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