Basketball Famous Players Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Famous Players Quotes for Athletes

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

- Magic Johnson
11
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

- Larry Bird
5
The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I'd made my teammates play

- Bill Russell
4
I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

- Dirk Nowitzki
3
I'm a basketball player. That's what I do and what I love but that's just not all who I am. I'm talented in a lot of different areas.

- Kevin Durant
2
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

- John Wooden
2
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
1
And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business.

- Shaquille O'Neal
1
You don't cut anywhere, don't pick down anywhere, don't double screen, no weak side picking. All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don't happen anymore.

- Oscar Robertson
1
Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you've got him

- Bill Russell
1
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

- Michael Jordan
10
I am, first of all, a basketball player. I've done this for so very long... For me, it's been essential to be successful on the court.

- Tony Parker
5
My focus is basketball, and that's it.

- Kyrie Irving
3
I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.

- Charles Barkley
3
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.

- Jim Valvano
2
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

- John Wooden
2
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
1
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
1
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory

- Bill Russell
1
Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered

- Bill Russell
1