Basketball Quotes: Slam dunk inspiration with our collection of motivating and memorable basketball quotes. From legendary players and coaches to passionate fans, these quotes will have you jumping with excitement and ready to take your game to the next level.
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There are really only two plays: “Romeo and Juliet”, and put the darn ball in the basket – Abe Lemons.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot – Bill Russell.
Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up – Bill Vaughn.
You don’t play against opponents. You play against the game of basketball – Bobby Knight.
The key is not the “will to win..” everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important – Bobby Knight.
People say I enjoy being famous. I don’t. But what choice do I have? – Charles Barkley.
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Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative – Dan Frisby.
When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do – Darryl Dawkins.
I haven’t been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either – Dave Barry.
This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn’t have spectators – Dick Vertleib.
Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they’re afraid they might get hit by a pass – George Raveling.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals – James Naismith.
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play “Drop the Handkerchief” – James Naismith.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy – Jerry Tarkanian.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do – John Wooden.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
You can’t win if you don’t play as a unit – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go.. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Show me a good and gracious loser, and I’ll show you a failure – Knute Rockne.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro – Larry Bird.
The difference between an extraordinary player and an ordinary player is that little extra – Michael Burks.
The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace – Michael Jordan.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships – Michael Jordan.
Even when I’m old and gray, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game – Michael Jordan.
Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball – Phil Jackson.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up – Red Auerbach.
Basketball is the MTV of sports – Sara Levinson.
I made a 1,600 minus 800 minus 200 on the SAT, so I’m very intelligent when I speak – Shaquille O’Neal.
I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok – Shaquille O’Neal.
The rule was “No autopsy, no foul” – Stewart Granger.
To win, you’ve got to put the ball in the macrame – Terry McGuire.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best – Tim Duncan.
I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet – Tom Tolbert.
We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors – Weldon Drew.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds – Wilt Chamberlain.