142 Nba Quotes To Inspire You

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Short Nba Quotes

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  • Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you. — Bill Belichick
  • We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually — Gregg Popovich
  • I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk — Gregg Popovich
  • My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That's it. I don't have any other goals — Brad Stevens
  • Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise — Michael Jordan
  • How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate — Brad Stevens
  • In order to achieve to achieve positive results, one must work for them, not hope for them — Bobby Knight
  • So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am. — Kevin Durant
  • One of the hardest things for a ball player to do is to accept his role — Scottie Pippen
  • On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable — Joe Dumars

Top 10 Nba Quotes

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Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you. — Bill Belichick

Each game is an opportunity to be on a great stage and be a witness for Christ. When I step on the floor, people should know who I represent, who I believe in. — Stephen Curry

It's not about any one person. You've got to get over yourself and realize that it takes a group to get this thing done — Gregg Popovich

The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play. — Bill Russell

I play every game like it's my last game. All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last. — Allen Iverson

'Play the right way' means play unselfishly, respect each other's achievements, play hard, fulfill your role — Gregg Popovich

Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered. — Bill Russell

We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually — Gregg Popovich

It's not just about working hard, it's about working together. You have to care more about the team than you do about yourself — John Calipari

I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk — Gregg Popovich

Famous Nba Quotes

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

If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy. — Bobby Knight

I don't hire good coaches, I hire good people. If they turn out to be good coaches, too, that's a plus. — Geno Auriemma

I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet. — Tom Tolbert

Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. — Michael Jordan

People ask me if I could fly, I said, 'yeah....' for a little while. — Michael Jordan

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. — Michael Jordan

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

Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious. — Charles Shackleford

Funny Nba Quotes

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If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy. — Bobby Knight

Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA players. It's up in the air whether the same can be said of Keith Richards. — Bill Walton

I've never lost a game I just ran out of time. — Michael Jordan

I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet. — Tom Tolbert

This is it. It's for all the marbles. I'm sitting in the house loading up the pump, I'm loading up the Uzis, I've got a couple of M-16s, couple of nines, couple of joints with some silencers on them, couple of grenades, got a missile launcher. I'm ready for war. — Kevin Garnett

On females officiating in the NBA -Incompetence should not be confined to one sex. — Bill Russell

I never thought I'd lead the NBA in rebounding, but I got a lot of help from my team-mates - they did a lot of missing. — Moses Malone

I'm the one guy who says don't force the stupid people to be quiet - I want to know who the morons are. — Mark Cuban

I don't know what's wrong with that girl. — Reggie Evans

Not a game, not a game... practice. — Allen Iverson

Short Nba Quotes

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I have short goals - to get better every day, to help my teammates every day - but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It's all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing. — LeBron James

If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life. — Michael Jordan

Every time you compete, try harder to improve on your last performance. Give nothing short of your very best effort. — Elgin Baylor

I'm a guy who tries to be successful in all that I do, and when you fall short, it hurts. — LeBron James

Researchers in England say tall men are more likely to have more children than short men. Here in America we call that the NBA theory. — Jay Leno

I might play in shorts, but I wear the pants. — LeBron James

Look at the NBA players back when Magic and Kareem played in the early 80's with the short shorts, look at what Michael looked like when he first came in the league compared to when he left. Every sport evolves. Every sport gets bigger and more athletic, and you have to keep up. — Tiger Woods

Good Nba Quotes

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The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play. — Bill Russell

How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate — Brad Stevens

On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable — Joe Dumars

Working hard is one thing, but working hard with purpose is what separates the good from the great — Thad Matta

I don't hire good coaches, I hire good people. If they turn out to be good coaches, too, that's a plus. — Geno Auriemma

It just feels good to say we're the best team in the world, with the best player in the world. — Klay Thompson

The NBA is all about winning, but at this level (college basketball) winning doesn't make you happy. You can win, and play lousy, and in my program, feel lousy. To me it's about: How good can we be. — Geno Auriemma

We're a walking billboard... You want to look good to everyone who is watching. — Chandler Parsons

The players I respected most were the toughest players, not those who talked a good game or blocked a shot and acted like a fool. — Jay Bilas

Set goals - high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good. — Bear Bryant

Best Nba Quotes

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Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you. — Bill Belichick

How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate — Brad Stevens

If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy. — Bobby Knight

I didn’t fall in love with it just because it was me playing. I fell in love with it because I’ve got guys like this – like these guys every single day that push me to be the best that I can be. — Kevin Durant

The NBA has the best point guards in the world, so it is important that I come ready to play every night. — Steve Nash

Your best players have to unite and inspire the group... otherwise, they'll divide the group — Jeff Van Gundy

Every time you compete, try harder to improve on your last performance. Give nothing short of your very best effort. — Elgin Baylor

Michael Jordon may have been the best basketball player in history, but he couldn't have won six NBA titles without a team. — Mark E. Hyman

You know the world is messed up when the tallest man in the NBA is Chinese, the best golfer is black, and the best rapper is white. — Chris Rock

Your best player has to set a tone of intolerance for anything that gets in the way of winning — Jeff Van Gundy

Nba Player Quotes

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I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk — Gregg Popovich

How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate — Brad Stevens

You're always going to face criticism, you're always going to face challenges, but those things are there to make you stronger and more committed. — David Robinson

What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere. — Bill Russell

I didn’t fall in love with it just because it was me playing. I fell in love with it because I’ve got guys like this – like these guys every single day that push me to be the best that I can be. — Kevin Durant

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One of the hardest things for a ball player to do is to accept his role — Scottie Pippen

On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable — Joe Dumars

My dream was to be in the NBA. I wasn't really focused on being a star player on a team. I just wanted to make it to the NBA. I've been blessed for the opportunities to be in the Finals, been in the playoffs ever since I've been in the NBA. — James Harden

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If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!! — Michael Jordan

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. — Steve Nash

Nba Championships Quotes

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It takes a number of critical factors to win an NBA championship, including the right mix of talent, creativity, intelligence, toughness, and of course, luck. But if a team doesn’t have the most essential ingredient - love - none of those other factors matter. — Phil Jackson

I have short goals - to get better every day, to help my teammates every day - but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It's all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing. — LeBron James

It's all about winning. Stats really don't matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it's all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point. — Stephen Curry

Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable. — Jason Kidd

I'm pleased that they performed as well as they did while we've been in Miami and that's about as far as it goes. Now, we've got to go home and play as well or better. — Gregg Popovich

It's different as a coach because you feel responsible for a lot of people. Even though you don't take a shot, you don't get a rebound, you feel like you just want people to succeed and you want to help them any way you can. — Steve Kerr

I felt like we would have definitely won an NBA championship if everyone was healthy. — Kyrie Irving

It just feels good to say we're the best team in the world, with the best player in the world. — Klay Thompson

Our team, because of our depth and our talent, we were able to do that, and it turned into a special season as a result. — Steve Kerr

We didn't do much different against LeBron. We were just more active and more competitive. — Steve Kerr

Nba Finals Quotes

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My dream was to be in the NBA. I wasn't really focused on being a star player on a team. I just wanted to make it to the NBA. I've been blessed for the opportunities to be in the Finals, been in the playoffs ever since I've been in the NBA. — James Harden

I'm pleased that they performed as well as they did while we've been in Miami and that's about as far as it goes. Now, we've got to go home and play as well or better. — Gregg Popovich

I don't think we'll shoot 76 percent in a half ever again. That's crazy. — Gregg Popovich

I think LeBron asked out of the game once or twice before that, so we knew he was getting tired but we were all getting tired out there. ... I don't think I've played in anything like this since I left the islands. — Tim Duncan

I dream about winning a championship, where everybody is hooting and hollering for you. The whole world is drawn to the NBA Finals. — Ray Allen

There are moments where we forgot what got us to where we are now. ... We stopped moving the ball. We know how it works. We are playing a great team with great players, and we've got to be close to perfect to win. — Manu Ginobili

Obviously he deserved that Finals MVP award. He is a great talent and he is a huge reason why we are celebrating. — Stephen Curry

My favorite Knicks moment was when we beat Indiana in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals. We worked so hard as a team to reach that moment that it was very satisfying to beat Indiana and reach the Finals. — John Starks

The same way you slow me down: … You can’t. — LeBron James

They played great and I can honestly say I don't think any of us were expecting this type of performance. They were great. You have to give them credit for that. — Erik Spoelstra

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Nba quote by Scottie Pippen

One of the hardest things for a ball player to do is to accept his role — Scottie Pippen

Nba quote by Michael Jordan

If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!! — Michael Jordan

Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you. — Bill Belichick

Each game is an opportunity to be on a great stage and be a witness for Christ. When I step on the floor, people should know who I represent, who I believe in. — Stephen Curry

It's not about any one person. You've got to get over yourself and realize that it takes a group to get this thing done — Gregg Popovich

It represents a Bible verse I wear on my shoe. Philippians 4:13. It says 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' It's also my mantra, how I get up for games and why I play the way I do. — Stephen Curry

The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play. — Bill Russell

I play every game like it's my last game. All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last. — Allen Iverson

'Play the right way' means play unselfishly, respect each other's achievements, play hard, fulfill your role — Gregg Popovich

Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered. — Bill Russell

We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually — Gregg Popovich

It's not just about working hard, it's about working together. You have to care more about the team than you do about yourself — John Calipari

I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk — Gregg Popovich

We're building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated — Brad Stevens

It's not about the number of hours you practice, it's about the number of hours your mind is present during the practice — Kobe Bryant

My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That's it. I don't have any other goals — Brad Stevens

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

Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise — Michael Jordan

How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate — Brad Stevens

A team divided against itself can break down at any moment. The least bit of pressure or adversity will crack it apart — Bill Parcells

If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy. — Bobby Knight

In order to achieve to achieve positive results, one must work for them, not hope for them — Bobby Knight

My whole thing was, just being me. Now, you look around the NBA and all of them have tattoos, guys wearing cornrows. Now you see the police officers with the cornrows. I took a beating for those types of things. — Allen Iverson

The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing. — Michael Jordan

No player in the NBA was born wanting to play basketball. The desire to play ball or to read must be planted. The last 25 years of research show that reading aloud to a child is the oldest, cheapest and must successful method of instilling that desire. Shooting baskets with a child creates a basketball player; reading to a child creates a reader. — Jim Trelease

So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am. — Kevin Durant

In the game of basketball, I play first off because I love it. I love to have fun. I love to run up and down the court. — Kevin Durant

Hard work is not punishment. Hard work is the price of admission for the opportunity to reach sustained excellence — Jay Bilas

You're always going to face criticism, you're always going to face challenges, but those things are there to make you stronger and more committed. — David Robinson

It always amazes me that spectators want to coach, coaches want to officiate, and officials just want to watch the game — Lou Holtz

What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere. — Bill Russell

I didn’t fall in love with it just because it was me playing. I fell in love with it because I’ve got guys like this – like these guys every single day that push me to be the best that I can be. — Kevin Durant

You must have respect, which is a part of love, for those under your supervision. Then they will do what you ask and more. — John Wooden

On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable — Joe Dumars

Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits. — Mike Krzyzewski

My whole thing is, if you love me, then love me. If you don't, then believe what you hear and run with that. — Allen Iverson

My dream was to be in the NBA. I wasn't really focused on being a star player on a team. I just wanted to make it to the NBA. I've been blessed for the opportunities to be in the Finals, been in the playoffs ever since I've been in the NBA. — James Harden

If I walk in a home and a kid disrespects a woman, his mother or grandmother, then I am out... I wont recruit them — John Calipari

Nick, You know, The first guy I met when I first got to Seattle, As an eighteen year old, You took me in. You believed in me from the beginning. You knew that I had potential. And every single day I know I could look at you And know that you respect me As a man, As a player, And you gonna ride with me to the end. I thank you. — Kevin Durant

First off, I'd like to thank God for changing my life. It let me really realize what life is all about. Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people, and I realize that. — Kevin Durant

NBA games are exciting to watch and have global appeal. They are very popular in China. I do watch NBA games on television when I have time. — Xi Jinping

You've got to stay humble and hungry. Just keep working and thank God you have a chance to play in the NBA. — John Wall

My dream was to become a rec league coach. That's what I wanted to do. I wanted to stay home and help the kids out and be a coach. — Kevin Durant

It takes a number of critical factors to win an NBA championship, including the right mix of talent, creativity, intelligence, toughness, and of course, luck. But if a team doesn’t have the most essential ingredient - love - none of those other factors matter. — Phil Jackson

This city, all they want us to be is ourselves. You love us how we are. We’re all a work in progress as men and you still love us and I thank you so much for embracing us. — Kevin Durant

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