Basketball Hardwork Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Hardwork Quotes for Athletes

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

- Kobe Bryant
10
If you're going to have to beg them to play, it’s not going to work.

- Chuck Daly
10
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.

- Jerry West
9
If you're not talking, you’re not playing defense

- Doc Rivers
9
As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
8
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
7
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
7
Once you've done the mental work, there comes a point where you have to throw yourself into the action and put your heart on the line

- Phil Jackson
7
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

- Larry Bird
5
Every season is a journey. Every journey is a lifetime

- Mike Krzyzewski
5
When you're not practicing, someone else is getting better.

- Allen Iverson
10
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise

- Michael Jordan
10
Do you want to choose winning over standing out? It’s a choice every player on every championship team has to do

- Doc Rivers
9
I think mostly the system is about consistency

- Gregg Popovich
8
Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball.

- Larry Bird
8
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
7
If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue

- Pat Riley
7
When you play at a slow pace, you must shoot a high percentage

- Hubie Brown
6
I'm looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion

- Mike Krzyzewski
5
I haven't always recruited for the best talent. I’ve taken a few guys who would fit for different reasons. Leadership. Toughness

- Tom Izzo
5