Top 10 Basketball Quotes

You don't have to be an NBA player to enjoy basketball quotes. Whatever your sport, or even your profession, you'll find a basketball quote that gives you guidance or gets you thinking.

We're talking about motivational basketball quotes like Kareem Adbul-Jabbar's "One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."

We've also got inspirational quotes from respected basketball coaches such as John Wooden, who pointed out that "Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

And then there are famous basketball quotes from players like Dennis Rodman, who appropriately once said "This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is"

Can you tell that we love basketball quotes? You'll be amazed by our collection of words spoken by players and coaches alike. Whether you're a free-throw wonder or a court-side spectator, you're sure to enjoy the serious and funny basketball quotes in our...

Top 10 Basketball Quotes and Quotations List:

Favorite Basketball Quotes #1
Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.
Bill Vaughn
Favorite Basketball Quotes #2
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Favorite Basketball Quotes #3
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
Bobby Knight
Favorite Basketball Quotes #4
We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors.
Weldon Drew
Favorite Basketball Quotes #5
The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal.
Dave DeBusschere
Favorite Basketball Quotes #6
I haven't been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either.
Dave Barry
Favorite Basketball Quotes #7
Basketball doesn't build character. It reveals it.
Unknown
Favorite Basketball Quotes #8
Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan
Favorite Basketball Quotes #9
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Favorite Basketball Quotes #10
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

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