Basketball Winning Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Winning Quotes for Athletes

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

- Michael Jordan
Stop by stop by stop. Play aggressively. Sprint back on 'D' and pay attention to how we're supposed to guard as a team

- Gregg Popovich
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
Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude

- Pat Riley
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
Everyone wants to be on a team. They want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good

- Mike Krzyzewski
I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

- Dirk Nowitzki
I took a back seat and did whatever it took for the team to win.

- James Harden
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
The basic premise of my system is to fatigue your opponents with constant pressure defensively and constant movement offensively

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

- Mike Krzyzewski
Some people believe you win with your five best players, but I found out that you win with the five who fit together best.

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

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

- Dean Smith
Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing

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

- Tom Crean
My focus is basketball, and that's it.

- Kyrie Irving
What is the best thing you can do in a close game? Drive to the basket and put pressure on the defense! Not jack up jump shots

- Bob Knight
To win the big games you must get to the free throw line, and then you must make them

- Rick Majerus