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It would be a great idea to review and even state some of the below basketball quotes to get your game off to a great start. Coaches, atlete and other sports commentators often state how beneficial affirmations are to creating a competive advange.

Muhammed Ali, the great boxer, stated, "One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often." So if his quotes helped him reach such high levels in his career, imagine how beneficial the below motivational basketball quotes can be to you!

Motivational Basketball Quotes



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

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
-- Tim Duncan

Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
-- Author Unknown

Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.
-- Dan Frisby

I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
-- Shaquille O'Neal

Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God's way to say nobody's perfect.
-- Shaquille O'Neal

If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you've got a problem.
-- Julius Erving

If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
-- Wilt Chamberlain

I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
-- Magic Johnson, great motivational basketball quotes

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

I don't need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don't excite me. I am just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.
-- Labron James

If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I'm going to show everybody, I'm going to work hard to get better and better.
-- Magic Johnson

My heros are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes
-- Michael Jordan

I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
-- Julius Erving

People ask me if I could fly, I said, "yeah.... for a little while."
-- Michael Jordan

I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
-- Bill Russell

I just think we want to stay healthy, and I don't think we think about a sense of urgency. We realize how old we are, we realize we've been playing this game for a long time, but you know what? We're not done yet.
-- Karl Malone

Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.
-- Julius Erving

I believe that good things come to those who work.
-- Wilt Chamberlain

The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made.
-- Tim Duncan

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
-- Larry Bird

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
-- Julius Erving

Ask me to play. I'll play.
Ask me to shoot. I'll shoot.
Ask me to pass. I'll pass.
Ask me to steal, block out, sacrifice, lead, dominate.
ANYTHING.
But it's not what you ask of me.
It's what I ask of myself.
-- Labron James

Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.
-- Hakeem Olajuwon

Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
-- Scottie Pippen

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