Basketball Short Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Short Quotes for Athletes

What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it

- Dean Smith
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I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

- Dirk Nowitzki
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A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

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

- Bill Russell
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The single most important aspect of coaching is running effective practices.

- Bob Knight
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You don't play against opponents; you play against the game of basketball

- Bob Knight
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Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone

- Bob Knight
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Good basketball always starts with good defense!

- Bob Knight
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My practices were not set up to be easy or enjoyed

- Bob Knight
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Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.

- Dean Smith
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My focus is basketball, and that's it.

- Kyrie Irving
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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

- John Wooden
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Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute

- Bill Russell
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The only important statistic is the final score

- Bill Russell
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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

- Bob Knight
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Basketball is a full court game, so every drill must be done full court

- Bob Knight
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Mental is to the physical as four is to one

- Bob Knight
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In order to achieve to achieve positive results, one must work for them, not hope for them

- Bob Knight
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The game honors toughness

- Brad Stevens
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Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth

- Doc Rivers
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