The Greatest Inspirational
Basketball Quotes

This page is a collection of the greatest Inspirational Basketball Quotes.

Below you will find quotes from some of the most successful people in the game. Enjoy this page of inspirational basketball quotes.

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team,
but one man cannot make a team.
-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

They say that nobody is perfect.
Then they tell you practice makes perfect.
I wish they'd make up their minds.
-Wilt Chamberlain

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

Basketball is like photography,
if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.
-Dan Frisby

There are really only two plays:
Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
-Abe Lemons

Sometimes a player's greatest challenge
is coming to grips with his role on the team.
-Scottie Pippen

Even when I'm old and gray,
I won't be able to play it,
but I'll still love the game.
-Michael Jordan

The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade,
and I was about five feet eight inches tall.
I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot.
I was completely confident it would go in.
I've been shooting it ever since.
-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I don't believe professional athletes should be role models.
I believe parents should be role models.
-Charles Barkley

First master the fundamentals.
-Larry Bird

If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player,
then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
-Isiah Thomas

I try to do the right thing at the right time.
They may just be little things,
but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

If you think small things don't matter,
think of the last game you lost by one point.

Ask not what your teammates can do for you.
Ask what you can do for your teammates.
-Magic Johnson

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
-Michael Jordan

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance.
I've never believed my critics or my worshippers,
and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
-Charles Barkley

I'll always be Number 1 to myself.
-Moses Malone

If you don't do what's best for your body,
you're the one who comes up on the short end.
-Julius Erving

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