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56 Basketball Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing Basketball sayings.

Basketball Sayings

 

“Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.” —Dan Frisby

 

“The single most important aspect of coaching is running effective practices.” —Bob Knight

 

“You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.” —Bobby Knight

 

“But that’s the thing about basketball: you don’t play games on paper.” —Bill Simmons

 

“Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.” —Phil Jackson

 

“Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they’re afraid they might get hit by a pass.” —George Raveling

 

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” —Michael Jordan

 

“A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.” —Mike Krzyzewski

 

“I do not judge success based on championships; rather, I judge it on how close we came to realizing our potential.” —John Wooden

 

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” —Phil Jackson

 

“There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.” —Abe Lemmons

 

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” —Michael Jordan

 

“Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.” —Dean Smith

 

“There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does.” —Dean Smith

 

“There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” —Michael Jordan

 

“Any coach needs talent. You start with talent. Without talent, we’re all in the soup.” —Red Auerbach

 

“The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.” —Charles Barkley

 

“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

 

“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions, the best players are the hardest workers.” —Magic Johnson

 

“Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth.” —Doc Rivers

 

“Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you’ve got him.” —Bill Russell

 

“Defense is all about helping. No one can guard a good dribbler, You have to walk kids through how to help and then how to help the helper.” —Bob Knight

 

“Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.” —Scottie Pippen

 

“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” —Larry Bird

 

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” —John Wooden

 

“Basketball is a game with winners and losers, but if you play this game with your heart, you’re always a winner.” —Unknown

 

Short Basketball Sayings

 

“Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.” —Unknown

 

“All records are made to be broken.” —Red Auerbach

 

“Basketball is a full court game, so every drill must be done full court.” —Bob Knight

 

“I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.” —LeBron James

 

“Practice hard,Train hard,work hard and Play harder.” —Alcurtis Turner

 

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” —Kevin Durant

 

“Good basketball always starts with good defense!” —Bob Knight

 

“Basketball’s a game of mistakes.” —Gregg Popovich

 

“When you watch the game, be a student of the game.” —Don Meyer

 

“Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.” —Hakeem Olajuwon

 

“Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.” —Bill Vaughn

 

“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.” —Bill Russell

 

“The most important thing in basketball: “Be a team”.” —Unknown

 

“The best team play for each other,Not with each other.” —Jeff Van Gundy

 

“Basketball is such an escape from a lot of things.” —Scottie Pippen

 

“It is not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” —Unknown

 

“In basketball, the mental is to the physical as four is to one.” —Bob Knight

 

“Your decisions reveal your priorities.” —Jeff Van Gundy

 

“Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.” —Amit Ray

 

“Criticize on defense and encourage on offense.” —John Brady

 

Top Ten Basketball Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten Basketball sayings selected by our team.

  1. “Basketball is a game with winners and losers, but if you play this game with your heart, you’re always a winner.” —Unknown
  2. “I do not judge success based on championships; rather, I judge it on how close we came to realizing our potential.” —John Wooden
  3. “A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.” —Mike Krzyzewski
  4. “I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.” —LeBron James
  5. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” —Phil Jackson
  6. “Good basketball always starts with good defense!” —Bob Knight
  7. “The best team play for each other,Not with each other.” —Jeff Van Gundy
  8. “Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.” —Dean Smith
  9. “There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” —Michael Jordan
  10. “The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.” —Charles Barkley
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