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Basketball games are fast and furious. Coaches passionately yell motivation to their teams above the din of squeaking sneakers and bouncing balls.

Maybe that’s why the quotes that come from the mouths of basketball coaches and players alike are so inspirational. These are great inspirational quotes.

These are the best basketball quotes for motivation. When reflected upon, along with the inspirational quotes for college students, I know that you’ll be able to dig deep and get going!

Best Basketball Quotes

Inspirational Quotes from Basketball:

Best Basketball Quotes

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

inspirational basketball quotes

A winner is someone who recognizes his God- given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Larry Bird

Motivational Basketball Quotes Smith

What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. – Dean Smith

Basketball quotes from Riley

Don’t let other people tell you what you want.
Pat Riley

Best Quotes Naismith

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
James Naismith

Best Basketball Quotes

Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones
Don Meyer

Best Basketball Quotes

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
Tim Duncan

Basketball Quotes Jabbar

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Best Basketball Quotes

How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate.
Brad Stevens

Best Basketball Quotes

Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team
Scottie Pippen

Best Basketball Quotes

I only know how to play two ways: reckless and abandon.
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

Best Basketball Quotes

Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.
Dan Frisby

Best Basketball Quotes

The best basketball quotes show the heart of the players and the importance of teamwork!

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Monday 12th of June 2017

Wonderful quotes. I will bookmark and read them when I feel demotivated


Friday 5th of May 2017

Great collection!

"When you're tired, sore, and can't do more, that's the time to do more." - Tim Grover


Thursday 31st of March 2016

I love basketball quotes. Super motivating. I've been collecting basketball quotes myself. Thanks for this post.