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179+ GREATEST Inspirational Basketball Quotes

Basketball has become one of the most popular sports in the world since its invention in 1891 by a Canadian American physical educator named James Naismith.

Like the game of life, having the right motivation plays a key role to keep improving your basketball skills.

When you are trying to improve yourself and reach the next level, it can be helpful to have the best inspiring basketball quotes at hand.

These top quotes will inspire you to keep pushing your limits. The collections of workout quotes, progress sayings, and stay strong quotes will encourage you to train harder and to never give up on your dreams.

List of Most Inspirational Basketball Quotes Ever

  • 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
  • I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
  • I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan
  • Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. Kevin Durant
  • 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
  • Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to. Bob Cousy
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  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. Michael Jordan
  • Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. you are what you repeatedly do. Shaquille O’Neal
  • Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. Magic Johnson
  • Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part. Elgin Baylor
  • If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren’t able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment. John Wooden
  • There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either. Michael Jordan
  • Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game. Michael Jordan
  • I gave everything I had to basketball. The passion is still there, but the desire to play is not. It was a great ride. Allen Iverson
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  • There’s a great quote by Julius Irving that went, ‘Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.’ David Halberstam
  • Nothing is given. Everything is earned. LeBron James
  • What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. Dean Smith
  • Everything negative, pressure, challenges are all an opportunity for me to rise. Kobe Bryant
  • Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. Wilt Chamberlain
  • Discipline is doing what has to be done, when it has to be done, as well as it can be done, and doing it that way all the time. Bob Knight
  • Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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  • Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. The conceit is self-given. Be careful. John Wooden
  • Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan
  • I think someone should explain to the child that it’s ok to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus. Michael Jordan
  • Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory. Bill Russell

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