Basketball General Quotes

Inspirational Basketball General Quotes for Athletes

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

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

- Kyrie Irving
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Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It's like bumper cars plus lacrosse meets basketball.

- St. Vincent
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Joy comes from places you least expect it. It's usually the simple things, like watching my son play basketball or going through Central Park when the blossoms are blooming.

- Dave Gahan
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What is the best thing you can do in a close game? Drive to the basket and put pressure on the defense! Not jack up jump shots

- Bob Knight
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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
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Play the right way' means play unselfishly, respect each other's achievements, play hard, fulfill your role

- Gregg Popovich
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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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I'm not gonna be bad at anything, and I want to actually be the best at anything I'm doing. So if I'm playing basketball, if I'm taking the SATs, like, there's a competitive spirit behind it. With production, it's the same thing.

- J. Cole
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The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I'd made my teammates play

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

- Charles Barkley
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I think probably one of the coolest things was when I went to play basketball at Rucker Park in Harlem. First of all, who would think that Larry the Cable Guy would go to Harlem to play basketball? And I was received like a rock star. It was amazing! There were people everywhere. There were guys walking by yelling, 'Git 'r done!'

- Larry the Cable Guy
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My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.

- Chris Brown
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I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn't afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it's cool if she's a tomboy.

- Chris Brown
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I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk

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

- Jim Valvano
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