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Basketball is one of the most famous sports right after football. It’s been played by two teams with each other having 5 players with them. A rectangular space organization is famous including for all people worldwide. At the both ends of the teams, there is a hanging bucket made of steel and a threads hanging around its neck. Players can simply release the ball to put in a bucket to gain score and a lead by over the other team. There are so many famous basketball quotes events in this sport, no matter if they are inspirational or heart-breaking; either it’s a friendly game or an international tournament. On game day player gets motivational right before the game to gain more spirit in order to win for their club or country. There are so many techniques in this sport to release a ball, you can do that by spinning it, long distance shooting, Free throw (Penalty) or even by dunking. Dunking (Slam) means to jump and grab that bucket in air. The only player in history of this sport is called Michael Jordan or commonly known as AIR Jordan. He is one of the most successful and inspiring sportsmen ever who played his entire career in Chicago Bulls.

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Jason Kidd
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.

Chris Brown
My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it’s a great job. But it’s like my alter ego. There’s Chris Brown the singer. And there’s Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.

Magic Johnson
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

Dirk Nowitzki
I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

Jennie Finch
Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.

 

Elgin Baylor
Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.

 

Wilt Chamberlain
But the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That’s the reason why I was single.
Michael Jordan
Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.

 

Magic Johnson
I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.

 

Wilt Chamberlain
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Shaquille O’Neal
And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business.

 

Kobe Bryant
Everything negative — pressure, challenges — are all an opportunity for me to rise.

 

Tiger Woods
A lot of times I blend in a little bit easier because I’m not like a basketball player who’s going to stand out because of his height.

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.

 

Bobby Knight
I have always maintained that in basketball the importance of the mental to the physical is about four to one.

Michael Jordan
I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.
Shaquille O’Neal
My father made me who I am. He gave me a basketball and told me to play with the ball, sleep with the ball, dream with the ball. Just don’t take it to school. I used it as a pillow, and it never gave me a stiff neck.

 

Dennis Rodman
I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway.

 

John Leonard
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I think someone should explain to the child that it’s ok to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.

 

Ronnie James Dio
I always wanted to be a basketball player.
Julius Erving
I think that my God-given physical attributes, big hands, and big feet, the way that I’m built, proportion-wise, just made basketball the most inviting sport for me to play.

 

Rebel Wilson
I was sporty in high school. I played tennis and hockey, and was basketball captain. Then I went to university and stopped doing sport and started eating ice cream.
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.

 

Hakeem Olajuwon
My type of basketball is about how to create space, how to maneuver, how to get your shot off.

 

Larry Bird
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.

 

Kevin Durant
I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I’m going to keep playing basketball.
Larry Bird
Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

 

Iggy Pop
Something I like to do a lot is just sit by water when there’s a current and just stare into the water. I don’t fish, I don’t hunt, I don’t scuba, I don’t spear, don’t boat, don’t play basketball or football – I excel at staring into space. I’m really good at that.

 

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

 

Angela Ruggiero
That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too.
Michael Jordan
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

 

Jason Kidd
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.
Michael Jordan
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

 

Kevin Durant
I’m a basketball player. That’s what I do and what I love but that’s just not all who I am. I’m talented in a lot of different areas.
James Naismith
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play “Drop the Handkerchief.”

 

Phil Jackson
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.

 

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

 

Jeremy Lin
Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family. My parents really stuck to these principles when raising me and my two brothers. As long as we took care of everything, they let us play as much basketball as we wanted.

 

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.

 

Derrick Rose
My days shouldn’t be hard because I’m doing what I’m doing and that’s playing basketball.
Charles Barkley
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

 

Bo Jackson
I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will – that’s just the bottom line.

 

Julius Erving
If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.

 

Kevin Durant
You know, I think more people should watch women’s basketball. It’d do so much for the game.
Elgin Baylor
If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.

 

LeBron James
I don’t know how tall I am or how much I weigh. Because I don’t want anybody to know my identity. I’m like a superhero. Call me Basketball Man.
Isiah Thomas
If you want consistency, then you perform. This is a performance job. You get paid to perform. Your money is guaranteed, but your minutes are not.

 

Kyrie Irving
My focus is basketball, and that’s it.
Larry Bird
I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

 

Isaiah Thomas
My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I’ve had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck.

 

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

 

Dennis Rodman
I’m the basketball version of a gravedigger.
Michael Jordan
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

 

Kyrie Irving
I love the gym; I love basketball. I’m really passionate about it.
Larry Bird
Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.

 

Drake
I’m not going to lie; listen, I’m nice at basketball.

 

Pete Maravich
Love never fails. Character never quits. And with patience and persistence, dreams do come true.

 

Michael Jordan
There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.
Shaquille O’Neal
Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God’s way to say nobody’s perfect.
Oscar Robertson
If you’re a basketball player, you’ve got to shoot.

 

Isiah Thomas
My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball.
Tony Parker
I am, first of all, a basketball player. I’ve done this for so very long… For me, it’s been essential to be successful on the court.

 

Kevin Johnson
No matter what you say, you can have as many receivers as you want; there are enough balls to go around.

 

Derek Fisher
Fatherhood will put a man through a lot, but it’s a tremendous job, the best in the world – even better than playing basketball.

 

Michael Jordan
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

 

Larry Bird
When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.

 

Rick Fox
Since I left basketball, and my wife, it’s been a glorious feast of lovemaking.

 

John Robert Wooden
Talent is God given. Be humble.Fame is man-given. Be grateful.Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

 

Vivica A. Fox
I can play basketball, run track, and play volleyball, so yeah, I’ve always been an athlete at heart.

 

John Robert Wooden
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

 

Erin Wasson
I was a total jock growing up. I went to super-dorky basketball clinics and was handpicked to play on a state team called the Texas Heat.

 

James Naismith
I am sure that no man can derive, more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.

 

David Duchovny
I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in.

 

John Robert Wooden
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

 

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

 

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

 

Christopher Mintz-Plasse
I can shoot a three pointer in basketball, and I can kick a soccer ball.

 

Pat Summitt
Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.

 

Jimmy Connors
Tennis was always there for me, which was lucky. I would go play baseball, basketball, football, hang with my brother, do whatever, and at the end of the day I’d come back and say, ‘Hey, Mom, would you hit 15 minutes worth of balls with me?’

 

Pat Summitt
It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.

 

LeBron James
You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.

 

Charles Barkley
If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

 

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History: It was founded in 1891, by some Canadian doctor James Naismith. He was a gym owner in some village near Canada. He established it. When it was newly on sports era it was played by regular football. But it wasn’t that comfortable, so it was decided to have something unique with ball thing with it. A bouncy and hardball was made officially and only for Basketball players. It was made by leather, and now different manufacturer made it. Basketball wasn’t in the professional league for famous basketball quotes;it was only playable in high school or colleges.

In the late 1850’s University of Pennsylvania introduced a professional level or basketball court in Canada. Players enjoy playing of shiny and slippery court. And then it all came to techniques, you can do blocking, Passing, Dribbling, Shooting and some of the rebounding. The bucket was hanging by Glass board behind the bucket in case players want to do a rebound. NBA (National Basketball Association) is the lifetime sponsor for this league. Love for basketball for never ending and it was just starting. Girls also play basketball.

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Height: It’s not that sport in which all type of heights can come and go. You need a serious height at-least of over 1.98m to play in a professional league. No matter you are good as Kobe Bryant and your height is below 1.98m then there is NO form NBA. Height matters a lot in NBA. Because players need to do blocking and want to reach that 10 feet hanging basket if they want to grab it.

Similarity: Its similarity also varies from different sports, like one of its famous opponent Football. The major difference is only it played by feet and this by hands. Fouls and regulation in these two sports are also opposite. Many other sports are also made via by this. Many quotes for famous basketball quotes have been made since 1980 by coach and players as well. And their play style and spirit show how much they love this sport. Many stories/diaries are written on these sports by the player, moms and manager.

We also have famous basketball quotes from coaches. And you will also show some interest in reading the Famous Basketball Quotes About Practice.If You have any question ask in the comments below.

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