Basketball Quotes – Over 200 Sayings On The Game


Basketball Quotes – Over 200 Sayings On The Game

Here is a compilation of over 200 basketball quotes and sayings from various personalities, including players and coaches. Some are inspirational, some are funny, while others are just about basketball.

“I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don’t really have hobbies in the traditional sense… I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.”
– Alan Dean Foster

“We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that’s good on so many levels – emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically.”
– Alan Thicke

“I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I’ve just got to believe that we’re going to be all right. I’ve got to just play basketball.”
– Allen Iverson

“I’ve got to make some decisions just like any other player that has ever played this game, that eventually the clock stops, their basketball clock stops.”
– Alonzo Mourning

“I am reaching a point in my life where the basketball chapter in my life is slowly closing from a competition standpoint.”
– Alonzo Mourning

“I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.”
– Alonzo Mourning

“If I would have listened to other people back in 2000 telling me I should have stopped playing basketball because of a kidney disease, I wouldn’t have won a world championship.”
– Alonzo Mourning

“I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come… Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.”
– Andrew Bogut

“That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too.”
– Angela Ruggiero

“Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity.”
– Arnold Henry

“And it blew my mind when I started to get wind of the fact that they actually liked me being around. That was humbling, because Kentucky basketball is a big deal, and I am not the biggest fan – I am just the most notorious one.”
– Ashley Judd

“Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.”
– Author Unknown

“Flowers are the free throw of love. You’re looking for the clutch three-pointer from downtown.”
– Author Unknown

“Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.”
– Bill Bradley

“Free agency screws everybody’s allegiances up. Whether it be football, baseball, hockey, basketball, whatever it may be. It’s really hard.”
– Bill Goldberg

“We learn to make a shell for ourselves when we are young and then spend the rest of our lives hoping for someone to reach inside and touch us. Just touch us—anything more than that would be too much for us to bear.”
– Bill Russell

“But that’s the thing about basketball: you don’t play games on paper.”
– Bill Simmons

“I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will – that’s just the bottom line.”
– Bo Jackson

“You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”
– Bobby Knight

“Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.”
– Bobby Knight

“As I’ve said, basketball has been, I think, a real cooperative venture. There have been a lot of people that have been involved in it: coaches, administrators – not recently – fans and nobody, nobody any more so than students over the years.”
– Bobby Knight

“I have always maintained that in basketball the importance of the mental to the physical is about four to one.”
– Bobby Knight

“I love basketball.”
– Brandy Norwood

“Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can’t do every dream that I have.”
– Brian McKnight

“I have zero hand-eye coordination – zero – so I’ve never been good at softball, basketball, golf, things like that, but I’m really strong and I have really good endurance so I can go forever – I’m a tough girl.”
– Brooklyn Decker

“My whole career has been trying to please people in basketball. Now it’s time to please myself.”
– Candace Parker

“I had all the normal interests – I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater.”
– Carlisle Floyd

“I can’t palm a basketball.”
– Carmelo Anthony

“When I step on that basketball court, I’m thinking about basketball, I’m thinking about winning – but there’s so much that goes into thought about how I’m going to open this game up to others. It’s so much more than just basketball.”
– Carmelo Anthony

“I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.”
– Casper Van Dien

“I’ve always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys.”
– Catherine Bell

“I’m not a role model… Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”
– Charles Barkley

“It ain’t like we’re curing cancer or anything, we’re watching basketball.”
– Charles Barkley

“If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.”
– Charles Barkley

“See, my hope and dream is that people have a good time watching basketball. It’s not church. It’s not serious.”
– Charles Barkley

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