Inspirational Basketball Sayings

On this page, you will a great collection of famous basketball sayings.

They will motivate you and help you take your game to the next level!

  • “My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.”
  • “Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.”
  • “If you think small things don’t matter, think of the last game you lost by one point.”
  • “It is not how big you are, it is how big you play.”
  • “On any given night, anyone can beat anyone.”
  • “Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.”
  • “When you’re through improving, you’re through.”
  • “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass; it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
  • “The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.”
  • “Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.”
  • “The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”
  • “Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.”
  • “Teamwork: The fuel that produces uncommon results in common people.”
  • “Those who have invested the most are the last to surrender.”

*Here is the main basketball quotes page.

Do You Know Any Other Inspirational Basketball Sayings?

If you know any other inspirational basketball sayings by famous players or coaches, please post them in the comments section below, and I’ll add them to the list.

Also, post your favorite basketball saying below so we can see which is the most popular/inspiring one!

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18 Responses to “Inspirational Basketball Sayings”

  1. Elias Says:

    Thank you for this compilation of excellent quotes. I have used them to motivate my players and on the facebook page as well. I wish you a lot of success with the game of basketball.


  2. jasmine Says:

    Good,better,best never leet is rest until ur good is better and ur better is the best


  3. Hooper Says:

    “Winners do what losers don’t want to do.”





  5. Jessica Says:

    If ya gonna take it to the bank, you gotta cash it in.


    Balls be fallin and we be Ballin’


  6. Sarah Says:

    all of thses are great thanks alot. they have helped bunches. im trying to find something that will be good for jr.high girls basketball. sooo and ideas? i will take anything. kthanks.(:


  7. adam Says:

    Victory belongs to those who believe and want it the most


  8. LilShaq Says:

    Basketball is chaos with a rulebook.


  9. me Says:

    when something doesnt go right go left


  10. Happy123 Says:

    We have alot of great outside shooters, to bad all of our games are inside.
    If you say you can’t, then you can’t, if you say you can, then you sure can..
    Rebounds can win games, who cares if you get bruised. It will only hurt for a second, and you have a new battle wound to show off.
    Winning is an attitide.
    Do your best, let God do the rest.
    Give 110%,, 100% of the time.


  11. Andy noble Says:

    Chaos leads to chaos. Control leads to comfort. Comfort leads to confidence. Confidence is nesesary for success.


  12. sampson Says:

    i dont really care who we play,lets go out there and win


  13. Joe-Sly Says:

    You’ll miss 100% of the shots you dont take.


  14. BallinItup Says:

    well if anyone is under esitmating your team….you can always say..

    Very few people think we can do this..but i hope (# of players) players,
    (if you have managers) managers…and how ever many coaches you have…

    in our case…our coach said..
    very few people think we can do this….but i hope 15 players, 2 managers, and 3 coaches know we can…


  15. sasean Says:

    good better best, never let it reat


  16. joshua Says:

    height is nothing when your shots are accurate


  17. Lease Says:



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