24 Motivational Basketball Quotes To Build Confidence

motivational quotes Nov 01, 2022
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Need a good quote for basketball? Or a good quote about confidence? Get a glimpse into the mindset of some the greatest basketball players and coaches with these inspirational quotes.

Confidence is one of the most important attributes of a successful basketball player. Sometimes, the right words can encourage you when you need it the most and give you that extra push to succeed. Read on for some great quotes that will boost your confidence and give you the encouragement you need to become the best basketball player you can be.

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Motivational Basketball Quotes For Confidence and Self-motivation:

1. “I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

- Michael Jordan



2. If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear."

- Kobe Bryant


3. "To be the best, you have to work the hardest. You have to chase what seems impossible over and over and over again, because giving up is not an option, and when you feel like you've reached your limit, it's only the beginning, that's when it's time to dig deep, to find the courage to push some more."

- LeBron James


4. "Poise and confidence are not possible unless you have prepared correctly. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Poise and confidence are a natural result of proper preparation."

- John Wooden


5. "If you don't fall how are you going to know what getting up is like."

- Steph Curry


6. "The only person who can really motivate you is you."

- Shaquille O'Neal 


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

- Tim Duncan


8. “You don’t have to be Magic to be special. You’re already special, you’re you.”

- Magic Johnson


9. “Confidence is everything in this game, if you don’t think you can, you won’t.”

- Jerry West


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Other Inspiring Michael Jordan Quotes:

10. "If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it."


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


12. "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."


13. "Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."


14. "Another day, another opportunity to prove everyone who doubts you wrong."


15. "Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try."



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


17. "Its better to shoot and miss, then to let time run out and wonder what if."


18. "I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come."


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Other Inspiring Kobe Bryant Quotes:

19. "I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success."



20. "Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise."


21. "I never tried to prove anything to someone else. I wanted to prove something to myself."


22. If you don't believe in yourself, nobody else will."


23. "If you're afraid to fail, then you're probably going to fail."


24. "Each moment of my life I was dreaming of how great I could be, and continued working hard. Each time I closed my eyes I could see me shining bright like a sun." 


More motivational basketball quotes:

• Kobe Bryant | Michael Jordan | Steph Curry | LeBron James | Kevin DurantShaq | Allen Iverson | Larry Bird Phil Jackson | Coach John Wooden | Coach KCoach Pat Summitt | Coach Jim Valvano  | All

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