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 photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.

Dan Frisby

Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.

Bill Vaughn

Nothing there but basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.

Ogden Nash

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

Basketball teams, after the perfunctory lay-up drill, fall into the crowded isolation and personal style of 10 city kids shooting at the same basket or playing one-on-one.

Ted Solotaroff

If you want team play, you must stress defense. Defense makes players unselfish.

John Brady

I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn’t moved on me yet.

Julius Erving

I don’t discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I’m not interested in philosophy classes.

Al McGuire

You never make any of the shots you never take. 87% of the ones you do take, you’ll miss too. I make 110% of my shots

Larry Bird

This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn't have spectators.

Dick Vertleib

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Updated On : July 16, 2009
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