Nothing happens by chance, there is a cause and effect relationship in all victories.
Motivational Quotes Basketball 1-5
The best motivating is self-motivating. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and turn me on."What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.
-- Jim Rohn
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.
-- Jim Rohn
Motivation is a mystery. Why does one person see his first prospect at seven in the morning and another person is just getting out of bed at eleven? I don't know. It's part of the mysteries of life.
-- Jim Rohn
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
-– Lou Holtz
You must motivate yourself EVERYDAY!
-- Matthew Stasior
Motivational Quotes Basketball 6-10
Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
-- E. Joseph Cossman
If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
-- Charles Barkley
What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.
-- John Wooden
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
Motivational Quotes Basketball 11-15
If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
-- Wilt Chamberlain
Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
-- Kobe Bryant
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
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
Motivational Quotes Basketball 16-20
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
-- Red Auerbach
If my primary purpose here at Indiana is to go out and win ballgames, I can probably do that as well as anybody can. I would just cheat, get some money from alot of people around Indianapolis who want to run the operation that way, and just go out and get the best basketball players I can. Then we'd beat everybody.
-- Bobby Knight
Basketball teams, after the perfunctory lay-up drill, fall into the crowded isolation and personal style of 10 city kids shooting at the same basket or playing one-on-one.
-- Ted Solotaroff
Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.
-- Bill Vaughn
You don't play against opponents; you play against the game of basketball.
-- Bobby Knight
Motivational Quotes Basketball 21-25
I haven't been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either.
-- Dave Barry
Basketball doesn't build character. It reveals it.
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don't know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.
-- Kobe Bryant
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play Drop the Handkerchief.
-- James Naismith
Motivational Quotes Basketball 26-30
When it's played the way is it suppose to be played, basketball happens in the air; flying, floating, elevated above the floor, levitating the way oppressed peoples of this earth imagine themselves in their dreams.
-- John Edgar Wideman
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.
-- From a Charles Barkley commercial for basketball shoes, 1993
I liked the choreography, but I didn't care for the costumes.
-- Tommy Tune, on why he never considered playing basketball
Nothing there but basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.
-- Ogden Nash
Basketball is the MTV of sports.
-- Sara Levinson
Motivational Quotes Basketball 30 -33
When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team.
-- George Raveling
Giving Magic the basketball is like giving Hitler an army, Jesse James a gang, or Genghis Khan a horse.
-- Jim Murray, about Earvin Johnson
"Praise your kids. Inspire and motivate your players with praise. Ten years from now it won't matter what your record was. Will your kids love you or hate you?" - Jim Harrick
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