If you are a basketball freak, then these basketball quotes should make for a sporty read. Skim through these famous basketball quotations & sayings for more on this.

Basketball Quotes

Basketball is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular sports today. There seems to be something magical about watching lanky players twisting, turning, and contorting in their fight to get the ball into the basket. An effective team game, basketball can test the very limit of human endurance. This game first came into existence in 1891 in the US state of Massachusetts, and it would be interesting to know that the hoops at that time were actually just peach baskets. This game later on became an official Olympic event  at the Summer Games held in Berlin, Germany, way back in 1936.

It is credited as the national game in the countries of Lithuania and Georgia. The game requires strategy, coordination, boundless stamina, skills and the spirit of a fighter. Over the years, several players have created unbelievable records in their basketball careers, for instance, the legendary Michael Jordan made headlines for scoring approximately 5,987 points in the playoffs. Another one was from Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in a single game back in 1962. The ability of such players to turn even an ordinary game into a nail-biting thriller is probably why millions adore basketball.  No wonder this sport has given the world numerous role models who have won millions of hearts by their grit and determination. Read these famous basketball quotations & sayings to get inspired.

I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.

- Charles Barkley

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

- Charles Barkley

In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn't think I could pull that off. I'm a little short to be a basketball player!

- Eddie Murphy

Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.

- Bobby Knight

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.

- Bobby Knight

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.

- Steve Nash

My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball.

- Steve Nash

We were sharing stories about basketball boyfriends.

- Carmen Electra

I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball.

- Allen Iverson

The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Clay well, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball.

- James Lafferty

I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn't afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it's cool if she's a tomboy.

- Chris Brown

I was a high school basketball player and high jumper, so I thought I could help,

- Bjork

It's a conclusion of a marvelous career of an honorable man. Everything good about college basketball is in Dick Bennett.

- John Jay

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