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Famous Basketball Quotes

Basketball Greats Speak Up: Famous Basketball Quotes

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Some say it is just another ball game. However, basketball enthusiasts swear that the game is the purpose of life. While both views are extreme, you cannot help being intrigued by the genuine fanaticism of the fans. Read these famous basketball quotes. Maybe, in these famous basketball quotes, you will find the purpose of life. You can read inspirational basketball quotes to take you forward in the game of life.

 

  • Jason Kidd
    A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.

     

  • Magic Johnson
    Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

     

  • Elgin Baylor
    Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.

     

  • Wilt Chamberlain
    Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.

     

  • Kobe Bryant
    Everything negative -- pressure, challenges -- are all an opportunity for me to rise.

     

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.

     

  • Dennis Rodman
    I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway.

     

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    I think someone should explain to the child that it's ok to make mistakes. That's how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.

     

  • Julius Erving
    I think that my God-given physical attributes, big hands, and big feet, the way that I'm built, proportion-wise, just made basketball the most inviting sport for me to play.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

     

  • Larry Bird
    Once you are labeled the best you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around. If I don't keep changing, I'm history.

     

  • Larry Bird
    Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

     

  • 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."

     

  • Jerry West
    You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    I would tell players to relax and never think about what's at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you've lost your focus.

     

  • Charles Barkley
    If you are afraid of failure you don't deserve to be successful!

     

  • Julius Erving
    If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.

     

  • Elgin Baylor
    If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.

     

  • Isiah Thomas
    If you want consistency, then you perform. This is a performance job. You get paid to perform. Your money is guaranteed, but your minutes are not.

     

  • Larry Bird
    I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

     

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    I've had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck.

     

  • Michael Jordan
    I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

     

  • Larry Bird
    Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.

     

  • Pete Maravich
    Love never fails. Character never quits. And with patience and persistence, dreams do come true.

     

  • Shaquille O'Neal
    Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God's way to say nobody's perfect.

     

  • Isiah Thomas
    My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball.

     

  • Kevin Johnson
    No matter what you say, you can have as many receivers as you want; there are enough balls to go around.

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