Basketball Short Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Short Quotes for Athletes

If you're not talking, you’re not playing defense

- Doc Rivers
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I think mostly the system is about consistency

- Gregg Popovich
8
The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
8
Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball.

- Larry Bird
8
It doesn't matter who scores the points. It's who gets the ball to the scorer

- Larry Bird
7
If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue

- Pat Riley
7
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better

- Pat Riley
7
You're a sum of all your experiences

- TOM THIBODEAU
7
Winning teams at the NBA level, the college level, and the high school level all play team basketball. Championship teams have 5 players on the same page at all times

- Hubie Brown
6
When you play at a slow pace, you must shoot a high percentage

- Hubie Brown
6
How competitive can you be without losing your discipline

- Doc Rivers
9
He looks aggressive to me, and that's what's important.

- Gregg Popovich
8
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them not to let that be their only dream

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
8
If you have a dream, chase it no matter what it takes.

- James Harden
8
It's what you get from games you lose that is extremely important.

- Pat Riley
7
Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude

- Pat Riley
7
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart

- Phil Jackson
7
In all my years one thing has never changed; You win with serious, tough-minded players. That never changes

- TOM THIBODEAU
7
The cardinal rule of playoff basketball: Can you take care of your defensive board?

- Hubie Brown
6
Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you're dead

- Jim Valvano
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