Positive Basketball Quotes



Positive basketball quotes will keep the attitude as it should be when playing, positive and expecting a positive outcome. Below please a few quotes that can assist you and others in looking at any negative in a more positive light.



My favorite basketball quote to keep a positive mindest...

“ You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
-- Michael Jordan.

Positive Basketball Quotes

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
-- Michael Jordan

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
-- Michael Jordan

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
-- Michael Jordan

I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
-- Michael Jordan

I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
-- Michael Jordan

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
-- Michael Jordan

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
-- Michael Jordan

We're just going to come out and play. We know that we're supposed to win all the games, but if we don't, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game.
-- Shaquille O'Neal

Being here feels like I'm out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.
-- Shaquille O'Neal

I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.
-- Shaquille O'Neal

Everything happens for a reason. I'm used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what's rights for them and their family.
-- Shaquille O'Neal

I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing, I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff or chief of police somewhere, either Miami or Orlando, I don't know yet.
-- Shaquille O'Neal

Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
-- Kobe Bryant

I dont want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.
-- Kobe Bryant

Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
-- Michael Jordan

You always have to give 100%,because if you don’t someone, somewhere will give 100% and they will beat you when you meet.
-- Ed Macauley

You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
-- Jerry West

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
-- Sir Charles Barkley

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
--Derek Jeter

Love never fails; Character never quits; and with patience and persistence;Dreams do come true.
-- Pete Maravich

Stick with your man. Think of him as chewing gum. By the end of the game, I want you to know what flavor he is.
-- Coach Norman Dale in Hoosiers

These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.
-- Charles Barkley (shoe commercial)

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
-- Bill Russell



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