10 Basketball Quotes About Hard Work

Basketball is a sport that requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Here are 10 quotes from some of the game’s greatest players that emphasize the importance of hard work

Michael Jordan

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
-Michael Jordan

“The willingness to work hard is the deciding factor between success and failure.”
-Michael Jordan

“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. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
-Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant

“The only way to be successful is to give everything you’ve got.”
-Kobe Bryant

“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
-Kobe Bryant

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot
-Kobe Bryant

“There’s no substitute for hard work.”
-Kobe Bryant

“When you’re tired, just remember why you started in the first place. You wanted something better out of life. You wanted to be successful. You wanted to make a difference. And that’s exactly what you’re doing by pushing yourself harder than anyone else is willing to.”
-Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

“There’s only so much you can do in a day. You can only work out for so many hours, you can only simulate certain things for so many hours. You’ve just gotta trust the process that you’ve put in and go out there and play.”
-LeBron James

Kevin Durant

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
– Kevin Durant

Dwyane Wade

“There’s been a lot of talk about me not working hard enough. That’s just something that comes with being successful. People are going to say things. The main thing is, you’ve got to stay focused and keep working hard every day.”

Russell Westbrook

“The hardest thing to do in sports is just be consistent with your work ethic, day in and day out. It takes a toll on your body, it takes a toll on your mind.” -Russell Westbrook

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is a renowned basketball player who is known for his dedication to hard work. Here are 10 of his quotes about hard work that will inspire you to achieve your goals.

1. “If you don’t put the work in, nothing good is going to happen.”

2. “I’m always working. I don’t take days off.”

3. “I’m a big believer in if you want something bad enough, you’re going to have to sacrifice for it.”

4. “For me, it’s all about hard work. I know I have to put the time in the gym and I have to put the time in on the court.”

5. “I always say, ‘Hard work pays off.’ It gives me satisfaction just to see my progression as a player.”

6. “The one thing that I can control is how hard I work.”

7. “There’s no substitute for hard work.”
8. “I’m not the most talented player out there, but I’ll outwork you every day.”

Chris Paul

“The wins and losses will take care of themselves. It’s about how you play.”

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.”

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

“I’m a firm believer that if you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.”

“I’m always trying to get better. I’m always trying to perfect my craft.”

“You have to be able to accept failure to get better.”

“The only way to get better is to go up against better competition.”

“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.”

Blake Griffin

“There’s always Room for Improvement

“The only way to get better is to work hard.”

“I’m never satisfied with my performance.”

“I always want to be the best player on the court.”

“I can always do more and I can always get better.”

“Basketball is a sport that requires a lot of hard work.”

“If you want to be the best, you have to put in the work.”

“You have to outwork your opponents if you want to win.”

“Hard work pays off in basketball.”

DeMar DeRozan

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – DeMar DeRozan

“DeMar is a worker. I think people sometime lose sight of that, because he’s such a gifted player. But he really works at his game.” – Dwane Casey

“I think the biggest thing we see with DeMar is his continued growth as a player and a leader.” – Bryan Colangelo

“DeMar has gotten better each year. Obviously, he had a tremendous year last year, but I think he’s taken another step this year in terms of his leadership and his all-around game.” – Dwane Casey

“I think his ceiling is still really high. I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Demar Derozan yet.” – Bryan Colangelo

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