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Beware of dream-killers. They usually come with only one intention, which is to stop you from making your dream a reality. Below we have the collection of Famous Basketball Quotes. These Sports Quotes will boost your motivation in Basketball. Basketball Quotes are best for motivating and inspiring players and coaches. Do read these basketball quotes and share these Basketball Sayings with your friends and family.

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“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

“Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.”-George Steinbrenner

“Discover your gift, develop your gift, and then give it away every day.”  – Don Meyer

“The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”- Vince Lombardi

“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

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practising patience and being persistent. -Billy Graham

“I didn’t start sweating until I had children. That was one of the first things I realized when my daughter Violet was born – I started getting wicked BO. You know there’s a difference between basketball BO and stress BO? This was definitely stressed BO. Like, new dad BO.”– Dave Grohl

“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, the place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.”–Michael Jordan

“I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.”– LeBron James

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”-Wilma Rudolph

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“Show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.”-Knute Rockne

“I love the game of basketball, and as long as I can do that, keep playing and try to get some more championships with the organization, I’ll be happy. Kawhi Leonard

“Once you are labelled the best you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. If I don’t keep changing, I’m history.”– Larry Bird

“Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute”– Bill Russell

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”-Vince Lombardi

“When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”-Paul Brown

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”-Muhammad Ali

“Basketball is a lifelong game. You continue to learn from the game day in and day out, and all along the way, you get better.”— Scottie Pippen

“I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I’m going to keep playing basketball.”—Kevin Durant

“There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does.”– Dean Smith

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”-Billie Jean King

“I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head – big darkness, soon come – but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament is one of them.”– Hunter S. Thompson

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“Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.”— Kobe Bryant

“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.”- Lionel Messi

“Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.”-Paul Bryant

“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

“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”– Herb Brooks

“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.”– Don Zimmer

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.”– Mark Spitz

“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”– Lou Holtz

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“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”– Matt Biondi

“Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.”– George F. Will

“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.”– Steve Young

“I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.”–Dirk Nowitzki

“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

“When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.”— Michael Jordan

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.”– William James

“If you’re a basketball player and you don’t stop and take pictures with your fans, you can have an amazing game and everyone still loves you. Kim Kardashian

“I really get motivated when I have doubters.”— Shaquille O’Neal

“You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”–Unknown

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

“Teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one.”— Mike Krzyzewski

“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!.”— Charles Barkley

“You don’t have to be the biggest, tallest, strongest guy to do whatever you want to do. You can do anything. There’s tall doctors, short doctors. It doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be the tallest guy to play the sport of basketball, football or whatever you want to play.”— Nate Robinson

“When you’re not practising, someone else is getting better.”— Allen Iverson

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“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”— Larry Bird

“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

“Basketball is such an escape from a lot of things.” –Scottie Pippen

“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.”— Magic Johnson

“Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.”– Pat Tyson

“There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.”— Michael Jordan

“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people and heart. Winning is the result.”-Joe Torre

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”– Ernie Banks

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek Jeter

“Baseball is the only field of endeavour where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.”– Ted Williams

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