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Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Millions of fans out there to support them, basketball players never cease to show their skills and commitment to their game. Basketball motivates fans to strive harder and do whatever it takes to reach their goals. This is a collection of 35 Inspirational Basketball quotes and Inspirational Basketball sayings. This Inspirational Basketball quote collection is dedicated to one of the best player of the game Kobe Bryant. Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant.


Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. - Kevin Durant
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. - Michael Jordan
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. - Larry Bird
The game honors toughness. - Brad Stevens
What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. - Dean Smith
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat. - Dean Smith
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. - John Wooden
Coaches shouldn’t have to push you to work hard, you should push yourself to work hard because you want to be a great player. - Bob Knight
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. - Tim Duncan
To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail. - Michael Jordan
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them. - Jim Valvano
Discipline is doing what has to be done, when it has to be done, as well as it can be done, and doing it that way all the time. - Bob Knight
It’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The only important statistic is the final score. - Bill Russell
Everything is habit forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing. - Wilt Chamberlain
Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract. - Don Meyer
Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. - Larry Bird
The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game. - Bob Knight
Winning is more related to good defense than good offense. - Dr. Jack Ramsay
Don’t worry about being cool. Worry about being the best. - Jeff Van Gundy
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not. - Charles Barkley
No one is bigger than the team. If you can’t do things our way, you’re not getting time here and we don’t care who you are. - Gregg Popovich
Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth. - Doc Rivers
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones. - Don Meyer
Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates changing in game conditions. - Dr. Jack Ramsay
Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute. - Bill Russell
Stop by stop by stop. Play aggressively. Sprint back on ‘D’ and pay attention to how we’re supposed to guard as a team. - Gregg Popovich
My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. - Brad Stevens
Just concentrate on what you’re supposed to do. - Jeff Van Gundy
Goals determine what you’re going to be. - Julius Erving
Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead. - Jim Valvano
Nothing is given. Everything is earned. - LeBron James
Every season is a journey. Every journey is a lifetime. - Mike Krzyzewski
If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue. - Pat Riley
Everything negative — pressure, challenges — are all an opportunity for me to rise. - Kobe Bryant (RIP)
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