Your Favorite Basketball Quote Of All-Time


As I've said many times...I absolutely love reading inspirational basketball quotes! There's something magical about reading what Michael Jordan, Pat Riley, Larry Bird or any other legend has to say about the game of basketball.








Whether you are a basketball player, coach or parent...reading basketball quotations is an easy and effective way to gain tremendous insight into the game you love so much.

These quotes also give you a better understanding on how certain players and coaches approach the game of basketball, and many times the game of life. And at times, these basketball quotations can even provide you with a good laugh.

On this site, I have provided you with a very thorough list of basketball quotations. Some were inspirational and motivational, while others were funny.

As much as I love sharing these amazing quotes with you, I'd also like to hear what your favorite basketball quotations are.

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So I'm curious...

What Is Your Favorite Basketball Quote?

Every player, parent and coach has that one special basketball quote that means the most to them...heck some have lists of quotes. So what is yours? I'd like to hear what your favorite quote is.

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Other Visitors Favorite Basketball Quotes

Click on the links below to read the favorite basketball quotes from other player, coaches and parents from around the world. Even better, leave a comment on their favorite quotes.

Inspirational Quote by Kobe Bryant 
Here's a great inspirational quote by Kobe Bryant. "Everything negative - Pressure, challenges - It's all an opportunity for me to rise" -Kobe Bryant …

wake forest basketball quote & team saying 
"One team, one fight" -Wake Forest Basketball Wake Forest isn't my favorite team but this basketball quote says a lot. A lot of times teams …

Motivational Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 
"A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group." -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar This quote is one I find particularly …

Inspirational Basketball Quote From John Wooden 
"The team is the star, never an individual player." --John Wooden In basketball, it has me made into a team player. I constantly try to look for …

Charles Barkley Basketball Quote 
"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 …

Inspirational Quote from Larry Bird 
"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." …

Inspirational Basketball Quotes 
Here is a list of my favorite inspirational basketball quotes. 1. "One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannon make a team." …

Inspirational Basketball Quote By Bobby Knight 
"You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball." - Bobby Knight This is a great reminder that even competitive games …

Money, money, money by Shaquille O'Neal 
My favorite basketball quote is this - "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear …

Motivational Quote By Michael Jordan 
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength." -Michael …

John Wooden Basketball Quote 
"Never mistake activity for achievement." John Wooden This is a basketball quote that I share with my players every season. I keep it posted on …

Inspirational Basketball Quote by Rick Pitino 
"The key to coaching is not what you do, but the way you do it. The intangibles, the motivational parts of the game are the most important facets of it." …

Great Basketball Quote - There is No "I" in "TEAM" Not rated yet
Here is a great basketball quote that shows the importance of the "Team" and "Teamwork". Being part of a team is a group effort and this basketball quote …

"Motivational Quote by Jimmy Valvano" Not rated yet
"Don't give up, don't ever give up" -Jimmy Valvano This is my favorite basketball quote because it says a lot about who you are. It means that …

The Game! Not rated yet
Defense wins basketball games, move your feet, slide and get down, most of all play as a team and play with great sportsmanship.

Kobe Bryant Quote - I'll do whatever it takes to win... Not rated yet
"I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning …

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