30 Best Basketball Quotes Of All Time

Basketball is more than just a game. The reason I say this because when you are on the court, you are not only displaying your basketball skills and physical toughness but also playing with your mind and soul. Your determination, hard work, will to succeed is incomparable. This is why even off the court, you always keep thinking about this game and ultimately, it becomes an integral part of your life too.

Many will argue saying it’s a sport after all. At the end of the day, you will have both a winner and loser. So take it easy dudes. There is nothing to take it seriously. On the contrary, true passionate basketball fans will stand up and say this game is the real objective of life. Even, they often quote from some of the best lines told by famous NBA superstars. So, we bring to you some of the best basketball quotes from legendary players. Not just in your professional basketball career, you can also take the inspiration to improve or go forward with your life by reading these motivational basketball quotes. So, here are some best basketball quotes of all time

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

  2.  “You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game like it is your last”- Kobe Bryant

  3.  “ you got to believe in yourself. Hell, I believe I ‘m the best looking guy in the world and I might be right”- Charles Barkley

  4.   “Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard”- Kevin Durant

  5.  “The harder you work during peace, the less you bleed during war”- Brandon Jennings

  6.  "Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team”- Red Auerbach

  7.  “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”- Michael Jordan

  8.  “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the me for the we”- Phil Jackson

  9.  “Every night on the court I give my all and if I am not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself”-  LeBron James

  10.  “ The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot”- Bill Russell

  11.  “I just love the game of basketball so much. The game I don’t need the 18,000 people screaming and all the peripheral things. To me, the most enjoyable part is the practice and preparation”- Bob Knight

  12.  “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes”- John Wooden

  13.  “Basketball, like all sports is predicated on the execution of fundamentals. The coach is a teacher. His subject fundamentals”- Dr Jack Ramsey

  14.  “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

  15.  “Many times they asked me from where I got so much will, desire for training, the hunger for baskets when I achieve everything in basketball and I don’t need to have new evidence. Answer is not difficult. While playing basketball I want to be the best”- Drazen Petrovic

  16.  “They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds”- Wilt chamberlain

  17.  “You should always sub a player out when you see them not going full speed or they’re playing selfish basketball”- Dean Smith

  18.  “I’m still waiting for perfection. In the meantime, I’ll settle for persistence”- Bo Ryan

  19.  “Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody”- Kareem Abdul Jabber

  20.  “Once you are labeled 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

  21.  “Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball”- Phil Jackson

  22.  "I can accept failure but I can’t accept not trying”- Michael Jordan

  23.  “Ask not what your team mates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your team mates”- Magic Johnson

  24. “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

  25.  “Some people want it to happen. Some wish it could happen. Others make it happen”- Michael Jordan

  26.  “Basketball is not a game. It is an art form. You master the fundamentals so you can forget ‘em, so you can improvise and just concentrate on what really matters, getting buckets”- Kyrie Irving

  27.   "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

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

  29.  “Good basketball always starts with good defense”- Bobby knight

  30.  “The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my team mates play”- Bill Russell

So, these are the greatest basketball quotes of all time. You must remember one thing- to be successful you must go through all your obstacles. Even you may find a wall in front of you. Then you must figure it out, how you can go over the top of wall or climb it. These evolution or transformation whatever you call it, won’t just happen in a day. You need to show the gut and incredible desire to reach the top of your game. We hope these inspirational basketball quotes about life will boost up your childhood dream, even it may show you the right path of your life

  • April 29, 2019
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Lexus - November 18, 2019

I love these so much. I really truly think that basketball was made for me, and I can’t go to sleep without it, I can barely breath without it. Basketball means so much to me.


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