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Basketball Quotes

Some famous players have provided some of these basketball quotes. Along the way you will likely see some unsuspecting names as well. We hope you enjoy these quotes!

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Wilt Chamberlain

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

This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn't have spectators.
Dick Vertleib

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

Boards, Boards, Boards.
Knute Rockne

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

If you are going to take it to the bank, then you better cash it in.
Shannon Fish

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

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
Tim Duncan

Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
Author Unknown

Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.
Dan Frisby

A tough day at the office is even tougher when your OFFICE contains spectator seating.
Nik Posa

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
Wilt Chamberlain

If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy.
Bobby Knight

The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play "Drop the Handkerchief.
James Naismith

There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
Abe Lemons

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

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
Phil Jackson

We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors.
Weldon Drew

I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
Shaquille O'Neal

Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious.
Charles Shackleford

Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
Scottie Pippen