Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.— Unknown Author
Memorable Motivational Basketball quotations
Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I'm going to make it.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Wrestling... what men do during boys basketball season.
I'm not the guy who's afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that.
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need.
Hard work is not punishment. Hard work is the price of admission for the opportunity to reach sustained excellence
A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation.
He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch.
I do believe that one way to bring cultures together, to develop trust between people and countries and religions, is through education. And through music and art and basketball and activities and joys that people share worldwide, regardless of ethnic background or religious orientation.
Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.
They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.
I do a little sign on the court every time i make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky - it symbolizes that i have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time I step on the floor as a reminder of who i’m playing for.
I've never been afraid of big moments.
I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I'm ready for the moment.
If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!
The big time is not a place; it's the state of your heart. It's not something you get; it's something you become.
Don't let what other people think decide who you are.
You don't have to live anybody else's story.
I learned at a young age to dribble with both hands, and that allows me to be more creative when I go against bigger and stronger opponents.
I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
The glory of sport is witnessing a well-coached team perform as a single unit, striving for a common goal and ultimately bringing distinction to the jersey the players represent.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for a common goal.