Over 250 Inspirational Basketball Quotes


Over 250 Inspirational Basketball Quotes

Are you seeking inspirational basketball quotes and sayings? You will find many of these basketball sayings inspiring, whether you are a player or a fan of the game.

“Millions of guys play millions of basketball games every day of the week at the playground or the YMCA. But LeBron James gets $20 million a year because he can jam on all of those guys. We’re always going to want to see LeBron and Kobe go at it.”
– Adam Carolla

“When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds.”
– Adam Carolla

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

“I play fantasy basketball and fantasy football, soccer.”
– Andy Murray

“When I’m in Miami I like to go and watch basketball, the Miami Heat.”
– Andy Murray

“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

“I used to play basketball and I was pretty competitive, but I was never a bad loser. I never got angry. For me it was always about doing my best and devoting myself to a challenge.”
– Benicio Del Toro

“If we can take young people who excel at the highest levels, put them on the same kind of pedestal as the all-state basketball player and the all-state football player, and begin to get the same kind of recognition, it will have a profound effect, and we are finding that it does.”
– Benjamin Carson

“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

“The fact is that everybody around a college basketball game – the coaches, the announcers, even the referees at a lower level – calculates when the game is really over. They calculate it with intuition and guesswork.”
– Bill James

“But that’s the thing about basketball: you don’t play games on paper.” 
– Bill Simmons, The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

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

“Basketball is one of those rare opportunities where you can make a difference, not only for yourself, but for other people as well.”
– Bill Walton

“Chick Hearn was my favorite broadcaster ever – he’s the one who taught me to think basketball, how to love basketball.”
– Bill Walton

“We can never thank David Stern enough. His vision to use basketball to improve the quality of our lives to make this world a better and saner place, that guy, is the most important man in the history of basketball.”
– Bill Walton

“I had concussions as a kid playing football and basketball, and know what it feels like and to have someone say ‘Just rub some dirt on it, and get back in there.’”
– Billy Corgan

“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

“Basketball is a game that gives you every chance to be great, and puts every pressure on you to prove that you haven?t got what it takes. It never takes away the chance, and it never eases up on the pressure.” 
– Bob Sundvold

“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

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

“You don?t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”
– Bobby Knight

“I love basketball.”
– Brandy Norwood

“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

“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

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