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Basketball Quotes: “If nobody will help you, do it alone.” — Michael Jordan

If nobody will help you, do it alone.

— Michael Jordan



Basketball Quotes: “A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” — Larry Bird

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.

— Larry Bird


Basketball Quotes: “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” — Kobe Bryant

If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.

— Kobe Bryant


Basketball Quotes: “Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” — Michael Jordan

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “It doesn’t matter if you fall down, it’s whether you get back up.” — Michael Jordan

It doesn’t matter if you fall down, it’s whether you get back up.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” — Unknown

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

— Unknown


Basketball Quotes: “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” — Michael Jordan

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant

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

— Kobe Bryant


Basketball Quotes: “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower


Basketball Quotes: “The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.” — William Arthur Ward

The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.

— William Arthur Ward


Basketball Quotes: “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” — Larry Bird

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

— Larry Bird


Basketball Quotes: “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” — John F. Kennedy

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

— John F. Kennedy


Basketball Quotes: “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” — Michael Jordan

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “People ask me if I could fly, I said, ‘yeah... for a little while.’” — Michael Jordan

People ask me if I could fly, I said, ‘yeah... for a little while.’

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.” — Michael Jordan

There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise” — Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” — Lou Holtz

You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.

— Lou Holtz


Basketball Quotes: “Don't mistake activity with achievement.” — John Wooden

Don't mistake activity with achievement.

— John Wooden


Basketball Quotes: “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.” — Dennis Rodman

I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.

— Dennis Rodman


Basketball Quotes: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” — Michael Jordan

I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” — Michael Jordan

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

— Abraham Lincoln


Basketball Quotes: “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” — Vince Lombardi

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

— Vince Lombardi


Basketball Quotes: “I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.” — Michael Jordan

I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot. When you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.” — Michael Jordan

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot. When you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

— Jim Valvano


Basketball Quotes: “I’ve never been afraid to fail.” — Michael Jordan

I’ve never been afraid to fail.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “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.” — Michael Jordan

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.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” — Jim Valvano

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

— Jim Valvano


Basketball Quotes: “Everything happens for a reason. I’m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what’s right for them and their family.” — Shaquille O'Neal

Everything happens for a reason. I’m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what’s right for them and their family.

— Shaquille O'Neal


Basketball Quotes: “Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.” — Michael Jordan

Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.

— Michael Jordan


Basketball Quotes: “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” — John Wooden

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

— John Wooden


Basketball Quotes: “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” — John Wooden

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

— John Wooden


Basketball Quotes: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” — Stephen R. Covey

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

— Stephen R. Covey


Basketball Quotes: “These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.” — Kobe Bryant

These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.

— Kobe Bryant


Basketball Quotes: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” — John C. Maxwell

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

— John C. Maxwell


Basketball Quotes: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” — Jackie Robinson

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

— Jackie Robinson

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