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 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!
Inspirational Quotes from Basketball:
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
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.
What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. – Dean Smith
Don’t let other people tell you what you want.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate.
Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team
I only know how to play two ways: reckless and abandon.
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson
Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.
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
"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.