Basketball Court Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Basketball Court Quotes from Misty Copeland, Charles Oakley, Ryan Seacrest, Snoop Dogg, Markelle Fultz. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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My first ballet class was on a basketball court. I’m in my gym clothes and my socks trying to do this thing called ballet. I didn’t know anything about it.
Misty Copeland
I ask everybody, who’s the best between Magic and LeBron? Everyone says Michael’s greatest. But, OK, well, we’ll give him his props. But LeBron is a better athlete, and he can do more than Michael on the basketball court.
Charles Oakley
A friend of mine has a house with a basketball court and a pool. The guys go over and play basketball; I lie by the pool and nap in the sun. That defines me. That’s consistent with who I am. I don’t pretend to play basketball because I wanna feel like one of the guys. I wanna lie in the sun and relax.
Ryan Seacrest
There’s so much that I want to do. I feel like I’m the Magic Johnson of rap. You know, Magic was great on the basketball court, but he’s bigger as a businessman.
Snoop Dogg
My family didn’t have very much money, so ballet wasn’t even on my radar; I just found it randomly when I was 13 at a Boys & Girls Club. We were practicing in a basketball court in gym clothes with some old socks on. Even though it terrified me at first, I found that I really liked it.
Misty Copeland
When I’m on the court, I feel at peace, really. It feels like my home. I’m always thinking of something creative to do, like trick shots or something like that. It’s just something about the basketball court that touches me; it makes me feel like nothing is wrong on the court.
Markelle Fultz
It’s always important when you play in a tournament that they have a basketball court and an arena.
Jim Boeheim
If you’ve ever seen photos of LeBron James away from the basketball court, it’s obvious he takes great pride in his appearance.
Jemele Hill
I thought those three years when we won championships, I really was good enough to play in the All-Star game. I felt I deserved to be in the top whatever that would be, the top 20-some players in the league. Really felt that comfortable and confident on the basketball court.
Toni Kukoc
I’ve always cared about my teammates, but it’s about being vocal and letting them know I care about them… not just on the basketball court.
Eric Bledsoe
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
Kobe Bryant
The main thing is confidence. I’m gaining more and more confidence to do whatever I want to do on the basketball court, whether it is shooting threes or sprinting to the rim and finishing or ball handling. I’m confident enough because I have worked on it that I am going to do the exact same things in the game.
Jimmy Butler
I always speak my mind. Whether it be something that’s going on in the world, something on the basketball court, or just something I saw with somebody else that’s not right.
Jimmy Butler
My grandfather built a basketball court for me when I was 3 years old as a Christmas present, and I would go back there every day all day and just play basketball.
Baron Davis
When I step on that basketball court, I’m thinking about basketball, I’m thinking about winning – but there’s so much that goes into thought about how I’m going to open this game up to others. It’s so much more than just basketball.
Carmelo Anthony
I had watched Magic my whole career, even before my career, and so I knew the style of player that he was, and I knew what I had to do to prohibit him from being as effective on the basketball court as he had been throughout his career.
Scottie Pippen
When I met Michael Jordan on a basketball court at an athletic club – we hooped together in Chicago – he came to me and asked me if I wanted to do a song for his upcoming movie. I was like, ‘Yeah!’ I didn’t even ask what it was.
R. Kelly
I was very young, but I just remember going to school every day in England, which I didn’t enjoy. Every day, as soon as the bell would ring, we would go out and be on this little – it looked like a basketball court, but it was a soccer court with goals and a hard floor.
Christian Pulisic
I think I’m a good enough ball handler to bring the ball up the basketball court, and my teammates do a great job of getting open.
Brandon Ingram
I was at a ballpark as much as I was in school. I was on a basketball court or football field as much as I was in school, so I definitely was receiving mentorship when it came to coaches, my father, my grandfather, and my uncles.
Omari Hardwick
I usually just speak in English when I’m on the basketball court. For some reason, my mind never even tried to cross any other language when I’m playing basketball.
Dikembe Mutombo
Magic is who I am on the basketball court. Earvin is who I am.
Magic Johnson
I never really called people out. It was more along the lines of teasing a person. It started for me in fifth grade on the basketball court.
Keyshawn Johnson
Most people have been on a baseball diamond and a basketball court. At least once in their life, they’ve walked across a football field. But relatively few people have ever set foot inside a boxing ring.
Thomas Hauser
When I go on the basketball court, I don’t think about who’s guarding me.
Brandon Ingram
No guy on the basketball court is a threat to score with LeBron James out there. Not only will LeBron dominate from the offensive end as well, but he’s also doing it on the defensive end, which really makes him the complete package.
Scottie Pippen
When I get on the basketball court, there’s not too many things I can’t do.
Stephon Marbury
Growing up in Terre Haute, Indiana, there’s not a whole lot to do. What I did was I just went to the basketball court at the Boys & Girls Club and literally stayed there all day until my mom got off of work.
Greg Oden
My whole life, I’ve felt like I can do anything on the basketball court, from playing point guard in high school to having to play center one year in high school, doing everything in college and going through different roles in Philadelphia.
Andre Iguodala
When I look at myself, I’m not a big man – I’m a guard. I can do everything on the basketball court. You can name it – pass, post up, shoot the ball, bring the ball up, being a playmaker – so I’m excited to break that stereotype.
Joel Embiid
And the question about if I ever dreamed of making the putt on the last hole of a U.S. Open when I was a kid, no, I didn’t. But I hit a lot of game-winning shots on the basketball court when I was a kid.
Gary Woodland
Every time I’d ever stepped on a basketball court, AAU, middle school, high school, I always thought about the NBA.
Lou Williams
In my case, I played sports my whole life. I got out of college, and I didn’t bother to get health care coverage because I just figured I didn’t need it. But you know that if you blow out your knee on a basketball court or you get in a car accident, and you’re uninsured, it can bankrupt you.
Denis McDonough
I know when I need to be pushing it full speed; I know when I got to probe and allow the flow to open up, because, at the end of the day, on the basketball court, something’s going to open up.
Draymond Green
Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball.
Magic Johnson
There’s different types of coaches in life. I don’t have to be a coach on the basketball court. I can be a coach for businesses. I can be a coach for kids. I can be a coach for people who have gone through adversity, because everyone has had some type of damn accident in some form or capacity.
Jay Williams
I’m not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What’s going on in my life, I never bring it to the basketball court.
Kemba Walker
I get scared of a lot of attention. I get scared of the spotlight. And I’m not talking about on the basketball court.
Jeremy Lin
As a former NCAA basketball player, many of the skills I now rely on as a leader took root on the basketball court: teamwork, integrity, and resilience are just some of the traits I’ve carried over into my professional game.
Cathy Engelbert
I was a very shy kid. The only place I had confidence was in between the lines of a basketball court.
Doris Burke
Most ballerinas take their first ballet class when they are 5 or 6 years old. I was 13 when I took mine on the basketball court of the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club in California.
Misty Copeland
The one thing in most communities, the staple is the basketball court. And when that looks good, I think the community feels good about itself, knowing that people care and have an opportunity to not only play there, but it’s also a social meeting place.
Kenny Smith
It’s not always about getting better on the basketball court. This game teaches you how to become a better person as well. It pushes you into the team concept.
Scottie Pippen
I like the uniqueness and creativity you can have on a basketball court; there’s always a different way to score. Obviously, you have teammates, so it’s easier to draw up plays, and tennis, you have your patterns and where you should hit based on percentage.
Nick Kyrgios