Heading into the basketball season, motivation can be the difference between a winning and losing season. Finding motivation can be hard in a very busy basketball season, however having the motivation to grind in practices, team lifts, watching film, and of course having motivation to win games makes for individual and team success. Check out our top 4 basketball quotes to set your season up for Success.
"Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers" -Magic Johnson (NBA Legend, 5x NBA Champion)
Magic Johnson is an all-time great in the game of basketball. His selflessness and ability to make the extra pass showed how he valued the team over personal accolades. Hard work is the key to success on and off the basketball. Those who are willing to do so before, during, and after the basketball season are going to thrive come game time.
"I can accept failure, everyone fails. But what I can't accept is not trying" -Michael Jordan (NBA Legend, 6x NBA champion)
The GOAT in many peoples' opinion had one of the greatest work ethic and mindset in basketball history. Michael Jordan explains how failure is a common part of basketball, you'll have bad games, poor shooting streaks, and playing time woes but you can't give up. Some players will complain and be angry about things during the basketball season, but the best way to succeed is to keep trying!
"Confidence is everything in this game, if you don't think you can, you won't" -Jerry West (NBA all-time great, NBA Logo)
Confidence is key in basketball, like the quote from Jerry West says, without it your limiting your abilities. A common theme in the game of basketball is being "on fire". Whether it's shooting, defense, or rebounding, a hot streak builds confidence. But the key is to keep confidence in yourself and your teammates during the tougher times.
"Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute" -Bill Russell (NBA Legend, 11x Champion)
Bill Russell was the ultimate winner in the game of basketball. A key aspect in his eyes to be a winning team? Unselfishness. Players that put the team ahead of themselves and aren't focused on only individual success are truly a Team! Teams win games, not one player. Going into your basketball season, coaches will look for players who want to be a team player and lead them to team success on the court.
The basketball season is just around the corner. Motivation can push your success and abilities to new heights. Players who are motivated will get the most out of every play, rep, and minute of the basketball season.
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