Motivational Basketball Quotes That'll Slam Dunk Your Heart

Motivational quote on basketball by Michael Jordan
Basketball is a game that requires speed, coordination and most of all, passion. Stimulating words always help to maintain these qualities in a sportsman. The quotes by great people or sportsmen inspire us because of their efforts that are clearly reflected in their words.
There are times when human beings need a mental boost-up, to keep going, for working hard and most importantly for in believing oneself. Great sportsmen or for the matter-of-fact, basketball players have their share of highs and lows in life. They go through intense struggle and pain to finally rise as champions. These real-life experiences of sportsmen are very well reflected through motivational basketball quotes. Some of these famous quotes are etched in our hearts! Here are a few motivational quotes.
Motivational Basketball Quotes by Michael Jordan
Quotes by Michael Jordan
➾ I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

➾ 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.

➾ Even when I'm old and gray, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.

➾ Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
➾ I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

➾ I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

➾ My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.

➾ Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
➾ I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.

➾ It's heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody... My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can, ... People may not agree with that... I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do.
➾ The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

➾ People ask me if I could fly, I said, "yeah.... for a little while.
The quotes by Michael Jordan, though, are the most popular ones, there are many other quotes which inspire us to do well.
Inspirational Quotes
Inspirational basketball Quotes
➾ Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. ~ Tim Duncan

➾ The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot. ~ Bill Russell

➾ I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshipers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena. ~ Charles Barkley
➾ Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. ~ Larry Bird

➾ You can not control how high 'he' jumps. You cannot control how fast 'he' is. You can not control how great he is. But he can not control how hard you play. ~ Brian Merritt
inspirational basketball quotes
➾ What excites me the most is when a coach calls a timeout and chews out his forward because I just dunked on his head. ~ Karl Malone

➾ It is not how big you are, it is how big you play. ~ Anonymous

➾ Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative. ~ Dan Frisby
➾ You don't play against opponents. You play against the game of basketball. ~ Bobby Knight

➾ The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy. ~ Jerry Tarkanian
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