Top Quotes from Basketball Legends

The competitive level the sport of basketball brings to players pushes each individual to bring out their best foot forward every single game, in route to get the win and getting to their next level of greatness. The talent, discipline, passion, hard work, commitment, patience, desire, etc. being poured every day in honing their craft in reaching its excellence takes a lot of time and sacrifice for one to great. That’s why following basketball legends and getting their inspiring words and right motivation is a good fuel to add to a person’s drive in overcoming obstacles and continuing one’s dream not just in the game of basketball but also in the game of life as well.

Here are a few of the best quotes delivered by notable basketball legends we know:

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six 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

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

“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.” – Kobe Bryant

“Nothing is given. Everything is earned.” – LeBron James

“A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you’re going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.” – Jason Kidd

“I think someone should explain to the child that it’s ok to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!” – Charles Barkley

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West



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