15 Famous Basketball Quotes

REC Media is proud to present 15 great basketball quotes by some of the most famous names in the game.

Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.


Bobby Knight

What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.


Dean Smith

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.


John Wooden

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.


Frank L. Gaines

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.


Jim Valvano

Make each day your masterpiece.


John Wooden

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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


Larry Bird

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.


Michael Jordan

You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.


Larry Brown

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

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.


Pat Riley

I’ve missed more than 9,000 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.


Michael Jordan

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.


Pat Riley

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.


Phil Jackson

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