Basketball Positive Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Positive 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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Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise

- Michael Jordan
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I am, first of all, a basketball player. I've done this for so very long... For me, it's been essential to be successful on the court.

- Tony Parker
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You're a sum of all your experiences

- TOM THIBODEAU
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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
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What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it

- Dean Smith
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The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

- Michael Jordan
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I'm not gonna be bad at anything, and I want to actually be the best at anything I'm doing. So if I'm playing basketball, if I'm taking the SATs, like, there's a competitive spirit behind it. With production, it's the same thing.

- J. Cole
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The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I'd made my teammates play

- Bill Russell
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My focus is basketball, and that's it.

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

- Mike Krzyzewski
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Encourage 'random' picks on the ball because they cannot be scouted

- Doc Rivers
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When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro

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

- Larry Bird
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What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.

- John Wooden
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I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

- Dirk Nowitzki
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Joy comes from places you least expect it. It's usually the simple things, like watching my son play basketball or going through Central Park when the blossoms are blooming.

- Dave Gahan
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Never let fundamentals and building skills take a backseat to game planning. Game plans win games. Fundamentals win championships

- Tom Crean
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I think probably one of the coolest things was when I went to play basketball at Rucker Park in Harlem. First of all, who would think that Larry the Cable Guy would go to Harlem to play basketball? And I was received like a rock star. It was amazing! There were people everywhere. There were guys walking by yelling, 'Git 'r done!'

- Larry the Cable Guy
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