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Basketball Inspirational and Motivational Quote

"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." Michael Jordan

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

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

"I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results." Michael Jordan

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." 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." Michael Jordan

"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength." Michael Jordan

"I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot . . . when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result." Michael Jordan

"I've never been afraid to fail." Michael Jordan

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

"My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline." Michael Jordan

"I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time."Michael Jordan

"People can fly. Some people fly higher than others, that's all."  Michael Jordan

"I can never stop working hard. Each day I feel that I have to improve. Hardwork...Determination...I gotta keep pushing myself."Michael Jordan

"You can't win unless you learn how to lose."Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I've had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"No matter how good you get, there's always something further out there." Bill Walton

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."  Julius Erving

"Goals determine what you're going to be." Julius Erving

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." Larry Bird

"I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody - somewhere - was practicing more than me." Larry Bird

"Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds."Larry Bird

"I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end." Larry Bird

"You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it." Magic Johnson

"You don't have to be Magic to be special. You're already special, you're you." Magic Johnson

"When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions. If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart." Allen Iverson

"People have always doubted whether I was good enough to play this game at this level. I thought I was, and I thought I could be. What other people thought was really always irrelevant to me."Steve Nash

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." Tim Duncan

"It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me." Steve Nash

"If that many people recognize how hard I go every night and what I put into my game, to make myself and my team better, it means a lot to mean. I'm fortunate; I'm blessed to be in the situation that I'm in right now." Allen Iverson