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Basketball Quotes

This collection of (serious) quotes is from basketball.

When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
- Larry Bird

You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.
- Micheal Jordan

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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.
- Jason Kidd

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
- James Naismith

My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.
- Source Unknown

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

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal.
- Dave DeBusschere

Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.
- John Wooden, the first person ever enshrined as the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (1961) and as a coach (1973).

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

"What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player."
- John Wooden

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