Basketball General Quotes

Inspirational Basketball General Quotes for Athletes

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

- Brad Stevens
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I don't think you should ever run from history

- Doc Rivers
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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
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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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Leadership is diving for a loose ball. It's about being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way your going to get respect from other players

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

- Pat Riley
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You have a choice to make when you're not playing. Either you're invested and a great teammate, or your not

- Brad Stevens
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We're building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated

- Brad Stevens
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Do you want to choose winning over standing out? It’s a choice every player on every championship team has to do

- Doc Rivers
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How competitive can you be without losing your discipline

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

- Gregg Popovich
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As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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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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It's what you get from games you lose that is extremely important.

- Pat Riley
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Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude

- Pat Riley
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