Inspirational Basketball Quotes

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best Basketball Quotes to Inspire basketball Players 

Written By Lamar Hull @ Google+

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Here are some of my favorite basketball quotes from some of the best basketball players in the world. These basketball quotes will inspire and motivate coaches and players. If you truly love the game of basketball, you should know what I mean. These famous basketball quotes were inspiring in my life! It isn’t a secret how basketball players make it to the NBA. It boils down to how long and hard you can continuously push yourself in the gym everyday to become the best basketball player you can be. Can you give up your social life as a young kid, can you get back up after failing so many times, can you focus on the fundamentals of the game, can you increase your strengths and weaknesses on the court? Do you have the passion?

Jason Kidd

“A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you’re going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.” – how bad do you want it? Would you sacrifice your social life to become a NBA player? Ask yourself that question!

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Michael Jordan

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – how many times can you fail, get cut from the team, not start, before you say I give up?

Larry Bird

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – are you a hard worker or do you play off of your talent and God-given skills? I have seen so many players let their talent decide if they will eventually be average or great players.

Ed Macauley

“You always have to give 100%, because if you don’t someone, somewhere will give 100% and they will beat you when you meet.” – you guys may be too young to know who Ed is, but he is right. How often do you find yourself not playing or practicing with 100% effort on every play? If you don’t someone else is, this could be a difference maker in you being drafted to the league or playing overseas.

Chris Paul

“Keep practicing. Never let someone tell you that you are too small or too slow!” – I love this quote. So many people told me that I couldn’t play professionally because of my size. I kept practicing and I turned non-believers in to followers.

NBA Players work hard to become successful in achieving their goals and change the face of how basketball should be played, although they receive many awards for their exceptional talent and always have an enormous fan following, these players each had a dream that brought their vision to reality. That dream strives on passion, determination, persistent, perseverance, dedication and more. Do you have what it takes? What will you do today, tomorrow and so forth to fulfill your dreams?


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