NBA Sayings - Quotes from Basketball players and about Clubs

NBA Sayings - Quotes from Basketball players and about Clubs

Here you'll find the best Quotes by Basketball Players and Coaches from the NBA. On thyQuotes, you'll find great Quotes about Basketball aswell.

Kobe Bryant

Show 8 Quotes
There's no debate. Pau, when he retires, he will have his number in the rafters next to mine.
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Michael Jordan

Show 19 Quotes
I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 2020
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Basketball World Cup 2023

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You guys are better people than players - that means a lot!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup

Dirk Nowitzki

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Walked into a restaurant yesterday and guy comes up and says: "Aren't you Rik Smits?"
Not quite but I appreciated his hoops knowledge…
Dirk Nowitzki - December 2023

Gordon Herbert

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You guys are better people than players - that means a lot!
Gordon Herbert - September 2023, about Germany winning the World Cup

The Last Dance

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We went from a shitty team to one of the all-time best dynasties. All you needed was one little match to start that whole fire.

LeBron James

Show 11 Quotes
You're only concerned if you know you don't have it. We have it.
LeBron James - Olympia 2012 - nach Vorrundenspiel gegen Argentinien
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Chicago Bulls

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We went from a shitty team to one of the all-time best dynasties. All you needed was one little match to start that whole fire.

Dennis Rodman

Show 11 Quotes
I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.

Shaquille O'Neal

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My kids are older now. They're kinda upset with me. They're not really upset, but they don't understand. I tell them all the time: "We" ain't rich. "I'm" rich.
Shaquille O'Neal - October 2021

Giannis Antetokounmpo

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I want to become one of the best players, so if you want to be one the best, you have to elevate all aspects of your game.

Derrick Rose

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I learn from my mistakes. I did something stupid, and I'm just looking forward to the future.
Derrick Rose - after being caught speeding
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Stephen Curry

Show 4 Quotes
Basketball isn't just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.
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Phil Jackson

Show 1 Quotes
It's a great run, we'd had a wonderful time. Good Team. Time to go.

John Wooden

Show 8 Quotes
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
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Dallas Mavericks

Show 6 Sayings
German friends that come visit always buy jerseys. I say, "hold on let me get a sharpie", and they say, "oh no. That's ok. This is actually Luka's. Do you mind getting it signed?"
Dirk Nowitzki - April 2022

Charles Barkley

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I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.
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Scottie Pippen

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Yes, I think the '96 Bulls are the greatest of all time. I think the 72-10 record speaks for itself and the fact that we were able to cap it off with a championship.

Kyrie Irving

Show 3 Quotes
The only thing I command is respect.

Magic Johnson

Show 3 Quotes
There's winning and there's losing - and in life both will happen. What is never acceptable to me is quitting.
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Isiah Thomas

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If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.

Larry Bird

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I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan.

Miami Heat

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So congratulations, again, to the Miami Heat. And now we are going to take a picture that makes me look very short.
Barack Obama - January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House
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Los Angeles Lakers

Show 5 Sayings
There's no debate. Pau, when he retires, he will have his number in the rafters next to mine.
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Philadelphia 76ers

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Philadelphia, baby. You're gonna love it. Best sports fans in the world. Actually the worst, but that's what makes 'em the best.
Stanley Sugerman in Hustle

Bill Russell

Show 5 Quotes
Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Show 8 Quotes
You can't win unless you learn how to lose.

Allen Iverson

Show 3 Quotes
I owe all of this to the guys I've played with and all the coaches that have helped me get to where I'm at right now. I'm honored to be here.

Jason Terry

Show 1 Quotes
We wanna play like there's no tomorrow. If we do that, I have no doubt in my mind, we can be successful.

Rick Carlisle

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Ten time all-star, 2007 league-MVP, 2011 finals-MVP.
One day soon we'll have a statue outside the AAC.
Without question, the greatest player in Maverick's history: Dirk Nowitzki.
Rick Carlisle (as coach for Dallas Mavericks) - NBA World Champion Ring Ceremony 2011

Reggie Miller

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Welcome to your Kodak moment, Anderson Verejao!
Reggie Miller - about being dunked on by Dwayne Wade

Dwight Howard

Show 7 Quotes
You need a three? Give it to me!
Dwight Howard - 12/2012, after 2nd 3-pointer of his career

Jeremy Lin

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I'm not playing to prove anything to anybody.

Brian Scalabrine

Show 4 Quotes
I wonder if Bird, Magic or MJ would care about clicks or likes?
Brian Scalabrine - March 2019, via Twitter
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Enes Kanter

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But everybody won't love you and you can’t make everybody love you.
Enes Kanter (Basketballplayer for Oklahoma City Thunder)
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Kawhi Leonard

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I just try to play every game like it's Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Jerry West

Show 5 Quotes
I hate to say it's not a Laker but Michael Jordan. He's been the greatest player I've ever seen. And I'm probably a harsh judge of talent in the sense that I admire players that are really good defensive players and really good offensive players.

Karl Malone

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I just work out hard enough that, if I'm craving something, I eat it and know I'm going to burn it off the next day with extra intensity.

Bobby Knight

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When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want they bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass!

Pat Riley

Show 5 Quotes
Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.
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Jason Kidd

Show 6 Quotes
Each individual has got to look themselves in the mirror and try and see what they can do better. Period. Point blank.
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Carmelo Anthony

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I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong.
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Doug Collins

Show 1 Quotes
Get the ball to Michael. Everybody get the f*ck out of the way!

Todd Boyd

Show 4 Quotes
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