• The Best Inspirational Basketball Quotes

    Motivation plays a huge part for any basketball player. If you have confidence in your game, more of your shots will fall. Sometimes, your confidence may waver. Shots might stop falling and the basket can look like it’s non-existent. At those times you need a confidence boost. Here are some great basketball quotes to help you get inspired to take your game to new levels.


    “I'm always hungry. I want to be the best.” -Kevin Durant

    “Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.” -John Wooden

    “Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time." -John Wooden

    “What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!” -Michael Jordan

    “The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.” -Michael Jordan

    “The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.” -Bobby Knight 

    “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson

    “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” -Magic Johnson

    “Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.” -Larry Bird

    “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” -Michael Jordan

    “I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

    “It is far better to shoot an airball than to not shoot at all for fear of missing.” -Tony Alfonso

    “Practice to beat the best.” -Dick Bennett

    “Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball. I didn’t play against the toughest competition in high school, but one reason I was able to do well in college was that I mastered the fundamentals. You’ve got to have them down before you can even think about playing.” -Larry Bird

    “It is not how big you are, it's how big you play.” -Unknown

    “Play the game with a smile.” -Earl “The Pearl” Monroe

    “You always have to give 100%, because if you don't someone, somewhere will give 100% and they will beat you when you meet.” -Ed Macauley


    We hope these quotes have helped inspired you. Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know here or send us a tweet @guarantee3bball. And if you want more game time confidence, Guarantee3 can help you perfect your shot.
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