Basketball Motivational Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Motivational Quotes for Athletes

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

- Magic Johnson
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Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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If you're going to have to beg them to play, it’s not going to work.

- Chuck Daly
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You have to earn your right to win the game with effort and togetherness

- Brad Stevens
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If you have a dream, chase it no matter what it takes.

- James Harden
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I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me

- Larry Bird
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If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue

- Pat Riley
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Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart

- Phil Jackson
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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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To go from where you are to where you want to be: you have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it

- Jim Valvano
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Everything negative — pressure, challenges — are all an opportunity for me to rise.

- Kobe Bryant
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Eamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one

- Mike Krzyzewski
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You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.

- Jerry West
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Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody

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

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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It doesn't matter who scores the points. It's who gets the ball to the scorer

- Larry Bird
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Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude

- Pat Riley
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You're a sum of all your experiences

- TOM THIBODEAU
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When you play at a slow pace, you must shoot a high percentage

- Hubie Brown
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Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

- Larry Bird
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