Basketball quotes

Funny and inspirational basketball quotes are can uplift someone’s spirit. We appreciate basketball players for their talent and hard work, but some also have very witty remarks. At times, it is just as entertaining to see the press conference interviews with the players and sports analysts. Most noteworthy is Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal trash talking each other on more than the subject of basketball! Here are some of the most famous basketball quotes;Basketball quotes

Charles Barkley: “We better not be doing the Bulls this year. Man, they suck! Bunch of high school kids with $70 million contracts. Damn! I hate my mother for having me too soon.”

One of the most famous basketball quotes was by the late Rick Majerus before Utah was getting ready to play Kentucky: “They have all those McDonald’s All-Americas. We have four guys on our team who don’t even have a McDonald’s in their town!”

Charles Barkley: “I always laugh when people ask me about rebounding techniques. I’ve got a technique. It’s called just go get the damn ball.”

Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team’s 7-27 record in 1992: “We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As general manager, I just can’t figure out where else to play.”

Chris Paul: “I try to penetrate the lane like Steve Nash, pass like Jason Kidd, and handle the ball like Allen Iverson. Remember, I said ‘try to’.”

Pat Williams: “We told Stanley Roberts to go on a water diet, and Lake Superior disappeared.”

Unknown: “Basketball doesn’t build character. It reveals it.”

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

Shaquille O’Neal: “Our offense is like the Pythagorean Theorem. There is no answer.”

Charles Barkley: “The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.”

Dean Smith: “What to do with a mistake—recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”

Michael Jordan: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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.”

Mike Krzyzewski: “Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.”

Bob Knight: “My definition of discipline is as follows: 1) Do what has to be done, when it has to be done, as well as it can be done, and 2) Do it that way all the time.”

Charles Barkley: “If you go out with a girl and they say she has a great personality, she’s ugly. If they tell you a guy works hard, he can’t play a lick. Same thing.”

Tim Grover: “When you’re tired, sore, and can’t do no more, that’s the time to do more.”

Lebron James: “I like criticism. It makes you strong.”

Stephen Curry: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”

Lebron James: “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And, the rent is due every day.”

Sometimes the entertainment gets better after the game. If someone wants to see hilarious commentating of funny basketball quotes, tune into the post-game segments; these segments are guilty pleasures for enthusiasts. It gives fans a glimpse of the raw statements and feelings of players.

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