Top 10 Basketball Motivational Quotes

The below basketball motivational quotes can motivate and inspire any player to stretch their efforts a little further.

In sports all athletes need motivation. Focusing on victory will ultimately lead you to your greatest success. It may not happen during the next game, but eventually - it will happen!

My favorite quote basketball motivational quote...

“Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.”

-- Dan Frisby

Below you will find the Top 10 great motivational quotes for basketball. Use them for yourself or share with your team and other athletes.

Top 10
Basketball Motivational Quotes

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

There is no "i" in team but there is in win.
--Michael Jordan

I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet.
--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.
--Labron James

All these boundaries - Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men. But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
--Hakeem Olajuwon

There was never any fear of failure for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
--Michael Jordan

When I was young, I never wanted to leave the (basketball) court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
-- Larry Bird

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

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

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