49 Inspiring Basket Ball Quotes From Celebrities and Players

Basket Ball Quotes – An amazing and one of the most loving sport where two teams, most commonly five players of each team opposing each other on a small rectangular court. The center of attention here is a ball that you have to put inside the net that is hanging at one side of the court (opponent’s net).

A field goal is worth two points but if the player pots the ball from behind a three-point circle, he can claim three points. Timed play stops after a foul and the player fouled or designated to shoot a foul is given three, two, or one one-point free throws.

The main objective is to shoot the basketball through the hoop of the defender’s hoop while managing to prevent all the shots from coming towards their own hoop.

These are some amazing quotes, sayings, and proverbs on Basket Ball from all the famous celebrities who love it along with some exceptional Basket Ball players from your favorite team as well.

49 Awesome Basket Ball Quotes and Sayings for Extreme Motivation

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  2. “The key is not the ‘will to win’… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important” – Bob Knight
  3. “Shooting percentage is just as much about decision making as it is about technique”– Jeff Van Gundy
  4. “Young men need more models, not critics”– John Wooden
  5. “What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player” – John Wooden
  6. “I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me” – Larry Bird
  7. “Winners are not people who do not fail, but people who never quit“-Anonymous
  8. “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
  9. “I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.“-Michael Jordan
  10. “Teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one” – Mike Krzyzewski
  11. “When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort–it is ready to climb“-Pat Riley
  12. “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
  13. “All the successful teams I’ve ever seen have three characteristics: They play unselfish, they play together, and they play hard.“-Larry Brown
  14. “Everyone is born with a certain potential. You may never achieve your full potential, but how close you come depends on how much you want to pay the price.“-Red Auerbach
  15. “Winning teams at the NBA level, the college level, and the high school level all play team basketball. Championship teams have five players on the same page at all times.“-Hubie Brown
  16. “Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.“-Magic Johnson
  17. “Everything negative — pressure, challenges — are all an opportunity for me to rise.“-Kobe Bryant
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  19. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.“-Larry Bird
  20. “We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually” – Gregg Popovich
  21. “A key basketball skill is imagery. The best players “see” situations before they happen so they can be prepared” – Jack Ramsay
  22. “The one thing I learned about myself going back and watching tapes of all the losses that we’ve had is that I’m physically capable of doing this and dominating the game, but the mental part was not there. I don’t know if it comes with age, but I had to learn to be mentally tough.” – Lisa Leslie
  23. “You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”—Bobby Knight
  24. “Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.” ― Scottie Pippen
  25. “If you’re not talking, you’re not playing defense” – Doc Rivers
  26. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” –Ann Landers
  27. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.“– Tim Duncan
  28. “My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. I don’t have any other goals” – Brad Stevens
  29. “I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments” – Mike Krzyzewski
  30. “There is a direct correlation between the number of ball reversals and defensive breakdowns” – Kevin Eastman
  31. “If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I wont look back and say that I was afraid to try” – Michael Jordan
  32. “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
  33. “Bottom line, you’re either a risk taker, or your not, and if you don’t take risks, you’ll never win big.”-Geno Auriemma
  34. “If you’re going to have to beg them to play, it’s not going to work.”-Chuck Daly
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  36. “Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise” – Michael Jorda
  37. “When I walked into the gym, I fell in love with the game. I didn’t fall in love with it just because it was me playing. I fell in love with it because I’ve got guys like this – like these guys every single day that push me to be the best that I can be.”-Kevin Durant
  38. “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”-Kobe Bryant
  39. “There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.”-Lebron James
  40. “In developing teams, I don’t believe in rules. I believe in standards. Rules don’t promote teamwork, standards do” – Mike Krzyzewski
  41. “Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong?” – Pat Summitt
  42. “Bad shooters are always open” – Pete Carril
  43. “Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball” – Phil Jackson
  44. “You can’t always be the most talented or gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive.“-Pat Summit
  45. “The greatness of Michael Jordan is his competitive drive. The weakness of Michael Jordan is his competitive drive” – Phil Jackson
  46. “I can’t stand a ballplayer who plays in fear. Any fellow who has a good shot has got to take it and keep taking it. So he misses – so what?” – Red Auerbach
  47. “Those to whom defense is not important will have the best seat in the game” – Rick Majerus
  48. “I’m still waiting for perfection. In the meantime, I’ll settle for persistence” – Bo Ryan
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This sport needs real strength, mind-match, coordination, stamina, and the last but crucial one is height. If you are a person with a height of 7, 8 feet then this will be a bit comfy for you to play.

Nowadays, there are players with short height who are banging on their matches with extreme game awareness. This particular sport contains various techniques and tactics to trick other players and hit as many points as you can.

A small audience is there in the seat places inside the ground of it and is covered from all sides. You can enjoy watching your favorite game while grabbing a drink along with your buddies.

Basketball’s area is almost 9.4 inches in diameter and the hoop is a basket 18 inches in diameter mounted 10 feet high to a backboard on both ends of the court