Basketball Quotes

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

Jerry Tarkanian

What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.

John Wooden

Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team

Scottie Pippen

Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.

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

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

Michael Jordan

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

Red Auerbach

You don't play against opponents. You play against the game of basketball.

Bobby Knight

Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.

Dan Frisby

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

Larry Bird

The two ingredients in success in basketball are playing hard and playing intelligently.

Pete Carill

Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.

Phil Jackson

I always know what's happening on the court.I see a situation occur,and I respond.

Larry Bird

Systems win! Believe in your system, and then sell it to your players.

Billy Donovan

As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don’t know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be

Kobe Bryant
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