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143+ Best Basketball quotes for Basketball lovers

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Introduction

Are you looking for the best basketball quotes and captions? You are on the right website if your answer is yes. Basketball is widely regarded as a sport for tall people, owing to the fact that the average height of a basketball team’s players exceeds 6 feet. However, this statement is not entirely correct because there are many small-height basketball players who have established their names among the world’s best players. 

Basketball brief Explaination

It is an Olympic sport. Basketball is a team sport in which five players from each team compete on a rectangular court. Each team attempts to score by attempting to ‘dribble’ the ball through the opposing team’s goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net known as a basket. Rest you can real more information at the end of an article.

The rules of Basketball

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Basketball Quotes

Basketball Quotes

“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.” 

“All the successful teams I’ve ever seen have three characteristics: They play unselfishly, they play together, and they play hard.“

“Everyone is born with a certain potential. You may never achieve your full potential, but how close you come depends on how much you want to pay the price.“ 

“Winning teams at the NBA level, the college level, and the high school level all play team basketball. Championship teams have five players on the same page at all times.“ 

“I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me”  

“The key is not the ‘will to win’… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important” 

“Shooting percentage is just as much about decision making as it is about technique” 

“Young men need more models, not critics” 

“Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.“ 

“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!“

Basketball Quotes

“I don’t complain about playing time. My job is to play so well that my coach can’t sit me.”

“If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.“ 

“My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. I don’t have any other goals” 

“I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments”

“There is a direct correlation between the number of ball reversals and defensive breakdowns” 

“We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually” 

with the rest of my life.”  

“I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.“ 

“Teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one”  

“Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise”  

“I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” 


Basketball motivation quotes

Basketball motivation quotes

“If you’re not talking, you’re not playing defense” 

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” 

“If you’re going to have to beg them to play, it’s not going to work.” 

“I think, the team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.“ 

“The greatness of Michael Jordan is his competitive drive. The weakness of Michael Jordan is his competitive drive” 

“There is a lot of pressure on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.” 

“In developing teams, I don’t believe in rules. I believe in standards. Rules don’t promote teamwork, standards do.” 

“Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong?” 

“A key basketball skill is imagery. The best players “see” situations before they happen so they can be prepared”  

“Winners are not people who do not fail, but people who never quit“ 


Motivational basketball quotes

Motivational basketball quotes

“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.“ 

“If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I wont look back and say that I was afraid to try” 

“Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team.” 

“Bottom line, you’re either a risk taker, or your not, and if you don’t take risks, you’ll never win big.” 

“Bad shooters are always open” 

“Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball” 

“You can’t always be the most talented or gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive.“ 

“When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort–it is ready to climb” 

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

“Be led by your dreams not by your problems.” 


Basketball love quotes NBA

Basketball love quotes

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

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

“I can’t stand a ballplayer who plays in fear. Any fellow who has a good shot has got to take it and keep taking it. So he misses – so what?” 

“Those to whom defense is not important will have the best seat in the game” 

“I’m still waiting for perfection. In the meantime, I’ll settle for persistence”

“I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.“

“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.” 

“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.”

“Michael Jordan may have been the best basketball player in history, but he couldn’t have won six NBA titles without a team.”

“Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.”


Basketball player quotes

Basketball player quotes

“You have to earn your right to win the game with effort and togetherness” 

“All the successful teams I’ve ever seen have three characteristics: They play unselfish, they play together, and they play hard.”

“Teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one.”

“Basketball is a team game. But that doesn’t mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.”

“Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team.”

“When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort–it is ready to climb“

“One player’s selfish attitude can poison the locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish teamwork”

“Everything negative — pressure, challenges — are all an opportunity for me to rise.”

“You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.”

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


Basketball quotes for girls

Basketball quotes for girls

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.“ 

“I don’t complain about playing time. My job is to play so well that my coach can’t sit me.”

“Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.” 

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

“Once you are labeled the best you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. If I don’t keep changing, I’m history.”

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”

“Nothing is given. Everything is earned.”

“Keep practicing. Never let anyone tell you’re too small or too slow.”

“Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute”

“Basketball is a lifelong game. You continue to learn from the game day in and day out, and all along the way, you get better.”


Inspiration Basketball quotes

Inspiration Basketball quotes

“You can have discipline and be demanding without being demeaning.”

“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!”

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

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” 

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

“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

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

“The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot”

“Losing is part of the game. If you never lose, you are never truly tested, and never forced to grow.”


Basketball quotes inspirational

Basketball quotes inspirational

“Failure does not come from losing, but from not trying.”

“My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. I don’t have any other goals”

“Discover your gift, develop your gift, and then give it away every day.”

“The two ingredients in success in basketball are playing hard and playing intelligently.”

“Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.”

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

“Practice hard, train hard, work hard and play harder.”

“In practice, don’t just run basketball drills, teach the players how to play basketball.”

“The more your players have to think on the basketball court, the slower their feet get.”

“Coaches shouldn’t have to push you to work hard, you should push yourself to work hard because you want to be a great player.” 


Quotes about Basketball

Quotes about Basketball

“Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.

“You have a choice to make when you’re not playing. Either you’re invested and a great teammate, or your not”

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

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

“I really get motivated when I have doubters.”

“The game honors toughness.”

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

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”

“What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere.” 

“Plays are not as important as players, and players are not as important as teammates.”


love and basketball quotes

love and basketball quotes

“The highest level of achievement is attained by the teams with the best conditioned players.”

“Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone.”

“Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered.”

“We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually.”

“Nervous means you want to play. Scared means you don’t want to play.”

“Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.” 

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

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

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.”

“How competitive can you be without losing your discipline?”


Short basketball quotes

Short basketball quotes

“I really don’t do much. I play basketball.”

“Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates changing in game conditions.”

“No one is bigger than the team. If you can’t do things our way, you’re not getting time here and we don’t care who you are.”

“You need to possess more than a little nastiness to play basketball at the highest level.”

“As a kid, my favorite subject was recess. Why? Because I could go play basketball.”

“I just go out there and play basketball. I’m not worried about missing. I just got to be thinking about the next shot.”

“You can have fun playing by yourself or one-on-one with another person. Basketball is for everyone.”

“Basketball is the MTV of sports.”

“The fundamentals of the game are the same wherever you go: pass, dribble, shoot, defend, rebound, screen, play hard and together.”

“First master the fundamentals.”

“I am more than just a Serious basketball fan. I am a life-long Addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky.”


Basketball player quotes

Basketball player quotes

“I believe the only muscles you need in basketball are the ones in your brain.”

“When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.”

“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!”

“I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.”

“I know how hard it is to shoot the basketball, so I’ve got great appreciation for it.”

“I’ve been playing basketball since I was five.”

“I have no desire to coach basketball.”

“You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.”

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

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

“Basketball is like a war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.”


Funny basketball quotes

Funny basketball quotes

“Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.”

“The biggest thing is just routine. I think that’s the biggest correlation between golfers and basketball players.”

“I don’t discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I’m not interested in philosophy classes.”

“Good coaches tell you where the fish are, great coaches teach you how to find them.”

“If you want to be a better player, you have to prepare, prepare, and prepare some more.”

“We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.”

“I started playing basketball so late, it just means that anything is possible.”

“There’s so many young peoople who start to play basketball and never learn the fundamentals.”

“Success lies in a masterful consistency around the fundamentals.”

“Morale and attitude are the fundamentals to success.”

“I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.”

Something About Basketball(Ball)

This ball is spherical in shape and it is used in basket ball games. The size varies for different ages genders and levels for example the circumference of the NBA and professional Basketball is 29.5 inches or 74.9 cm and diameter can varies from 9.43 inches to 9.51 inches. The official weight for the Professional basketball is less than 623.69 grams and the required pressure of 7.5 to 8.5 PSI.

Something about Basketball rim(hoop)

It consists of a vertical board to which a basket is attached, which is usually made up of net and has a hoop like structure. Basketball rims(hoops) have a diameter of 18 inches or 45.72 cm, with an inner diameter of 24 inches or 60.96 cm. This type of structure was made to help players play long shots. The team which passes the ball from this loop(rim) gets a point.

Something about basket ball court

If we measure the inner border of the boundary line, we will find that it has a flat and hard surface free of obstructions that is 28m long and 15m wide.

Backcourt: Backcourt is the area of the court where the team’s end line, sidelines, and centre lines are located.

NBA(National Basketball Association)

One of the most famous and biggest professional basketball leagues is the NBA(National Basketball Association). It is played in North America. It is one of the top professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

This league has 30(Thirty) teams, of which 29(Twenty Nine) are from the United States and 1(one) is from Canada. The players in this league get a lot of sponsors and get highly paid for each match they play.

Table on last 10 NBA winner teams

NBA TeamsYearResult(scores)
San Antonio Spurs20133-4
San Antonio Spurs20144-1
Golden State Warriors20154-2
Golden State Warriors20163-4
Golden State Warriors20174-1
Golden State Warriors20184-0
Golden State Warriors20192-4
Los Angeles Lakers20204-2
Phoenix Suns20212-4
Golden State Warriors20224-2
Table on last 10 NBA winner teams

Conclusion

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FAQ’s

What are 10 rules of basketball?

Ans:- The 10 rules of Basketball are:-
1. Only five players per team on the court.
2. Score more than your opponent to win.
3. Score within the shot clock.
4. Dribbling advances the ball.
5. The offense has five seconds to inbound the ball.
6. The offense must advance the ball.
7. Ball and ballhandler must remain inbounds.
8. Defenders can’t interfere with a shot on a downward trajectory.
9. Defenders must leave the paint after three seconds.
10. Each team is allotted a certain number of fouls.

What is basketball game about?

Ans:- It is a team sport in which two teams of five players each attempt to score points against the other by launching a ball through a 300 cm (10 ft) high hoop (the “basket”). Both indoor and outdoor courts are used to play it.

What are the basic skills in basketball?

Ans:- The basic skills in basketball are:-
1. Dribbling
2. Shooting
3. Defense
4. Rebounding
5. Passing.


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