Basketball Player Quotes

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Basketball Player Quotes

You have to be wired a certain way to be a professional basketball player, and the way my body grew, something happened genetically that allowed me to become a lot more explosive.
— Jeremy Lin —

I am Jon-Robert Holden - a basketball player, a son, a brother, a father, a friend, a writer and an Olympian!All these things are great , but I am simply a child of God who pushed himself to be the best I could be .And by following my heart and pursuing my passion I know that He blessed my steps prior to me getting here.And it's because of this I simply and humbly say, "Thank You".

— Jon-Robert Holden

If we can take young people who excel at the highest levels, put them on the same kind of pedestal as the all-state basketball player and the all-state football player, and begin to get the same kind of recognition, it will have a profound effect, and we are finding that it does.

— Ben Carson

When I look at the system here and look at my position - not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from - I feel so blessed to be from Africa.

— Hakeem Olajuwon

When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.

— Michael Jordan

I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in.

— David Duchovny

I think, growing up, I was seen as the perfect power forward. For a long time, I thought maybe I was supposed to be a basketball player.

— D'Brickashaw Ferguson

I never gave up as a player, and I won't give up as someone who wants to go to the Hall of Fame, because it's the ultimate goal for a baseball player or a football player or a basketball player.

— Pete Rose

I was actually supposed to be a basketball player, not an actress. My parents had me playing basketball on competitive teams when I was in kindergarten. Even though my heart belongs to the arts, I'm a tomboy at heart, too.

— Zendaya

Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.

— Bill Gates

Michael Jordan didn't become a great basketball player because he wanted to do product endorsements. Van Gogh didn't become a great painter because he dreamed that one day his paintings would sell for $50 million.

— Jack D. Schwager

I wanted to avoid service, because I was on the road to becoming a professional basketball player.

— Dirk Nowitzki

I think planning to be a "professional adventurer" is about as realistic as planning to be a basketball player, so I don't usually encourage it.

— Andrew Skurka

As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don't know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.

— Kobe Bryant

I'm glad I stayed in school four years. It matured me as a man and as a basketball player.

— Josh Howard

Scientists contribute in a variety of ways and I don't think I can singular one even including [Albert] Einstein, that I can say that he's the best. We don't work like the best basketball player and the best musician and so on. Science is a collective effort.

— Ahmed H. Zewail

When I come home, I'm not a basketball player, but "dad". While everyone sees me as an NBA player, to my boys, I'm just "dad" and that's very important.

— Dwyane Wade

Great players never look in the mirror and think I'm a great basketball player. You ask yourself, Am I the best player I can be?

— Michael Jordan

Once you become a good person, then you have a chance of becoming a good basketball player.

— John Wooden

People in general misunderstand me. I'm very aware of the stereotype that comes with being a basketball player. But I'm well-rounded. I'm cultured. It's funny: When I speak, people are like, "Wow! You can really talk." I'm like, "What did you expect?"

— Chris Bosh

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