More Basketball Sayings And Quotes For You To Enjoy


More Basketball Sayings And Quotes For You To Enjoy

Here are more basketball sayings and quotes for you to enjoy. You may find some of these basketball quotes inspiring and find some humorous.

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

“Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious.”
– Al McGuire

“If Shakespeare can compare all of life to a stage, maybe it’s not odd to believe that part of the play can take place on a basketball court.”
– Bill Russell

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

“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”
– Bill Russell

“Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.”
– Bill Vaughn

“If my primary purpose here at Indiana is to go out and win ballgames, I can probably do that as well as anybody can. I would just cheat, get some money from alot of people around Indianapolis who want to run the operation that way, and just go out and get the best basketball players I can. Then we’d beat everybody.”
– Bobby Knight

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

“I don’t hate anyone, at least not for more than 48 minutes, barring overtime.”
– 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

“They run like deer, jump like deer and think like deer.”
– Charles Barkley

“The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.”
– Charles Barkley

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

“When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do.”
– Darryl Dawkins

“If you can’t pass, you can’t play.”
– Dean Smith

“Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.”
– Deborah Miller

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”
– Derek Jeter

“What you specifically teach is what your players will do best.”
– Dick Bennett

“Charles and I go back since college. None of us thought this would happen, we just wanted to play basketball. This is the highest honor that can ever be paid, and it’s mind-blowing.”
– Dominique Wilkins

“Shout praise and whisper criticism.”
– Don Meyer

“I told him, ‘Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?’ He said, ‘Coach, I don’t know and I don’t care’.”
– Frank Layden

“Funny thing, once I learned how to use my bench, my coaching improved, my starters got better and we won more.”
– Howard Ruppert

“My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball.”
– Isiah Thomas

“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

“Chance favors those in motion.”
– James H. Austin

“The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief’.”
– James Naismith

“The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.”
– Jerry Tarkanian

“Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.”
– Jim Valvano

“I didn’t so much think I needed to address the shooting need. What we needed was somebody who could come in and play the two-three (shooting guard-small forward) spot. If he could’ve been a pure shooter, great. But if not, we still needed somebody to give us minutes there. I like the guys we’ve got.”
– Joe Dumars

“You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.”
– Joe Ledbetter

“When it’s played the way is spozed to be played, basketball happens in the air; flying, floating, elevated above the floor, levitating the way oppressed peoples of this earth imagine themselves in their dreams.”
– John Edgar Wideman

“You don’t beat people with surprise, you beat them with execution.”
– John McKay

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
– John Wooden

“Make each day your masterpiece.”
– John Wooden

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden

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