Basketball Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Inspirational 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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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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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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Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute

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

- 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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I always designed my practice plans the night before and then made tweaks a few hours before practice began

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

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

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

- Bill Russell
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You don't play against opponents; you play against the game of basketball

- Bob Knight
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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
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