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100 Best Basketball Slogans, Quotes and Sayings


If you need some inspiration to do your bet, these are the best basketball slogans, quotes and sayings to get you started. Use this sayings to inspire the rest of your team to reach higher heights and achieve more on the court. You can use these as written, blend multiple sayings together or use them to inspire your own unique quotes.

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100 Best Basketball Slogans, Quotes and Sayings

1. “Actions speak louder than coaches.”

That is certainly the truth.

2. “In our court there are no objections — only rejections.”

Nice one.

3. “Dunkzilla.”

If you want a simple basketball slogan, then this is it.

4. “Court is in session.”

This basketball quote is stolen from the court of law.

5. “It’s not the hours you put in, it’s what you put into the hours.”

Your effort in practice will pay off during the game.

6. “Hustle and heart set us apart.”

Talent can only get you so far. Your heart and hustle are what really matter.

7. “Teamwork makes the dream work”

There is no “I” in team.

8. “Victory is the goal.”

Keep it simple with a slogan like this.

9. “It doesn’t take athletic ability to hustle.”

You can make up for a lack of talent by putting in extra work.

10. “There’s no traffic on the extra mile.”

That is definitely the truth.

11. “The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.”

You can want to win a lot, but you have to put in the work to be a success.

12. “Second place is for the first loser.”

Because your team only shoots for first place.

13. “Great opportunities come to those who make the most of small ones.”

You have to be willing to take every opportunity that comes your way.

14. “A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.”

Your team is more important than any individual player.

15. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

This is a popular slogan.

16. “No excuses. No explanations.”

There is no excuse for not doing your best.

17. “Some want it to happen, Some wish it would happen, Others make it happen.”

And your team makes it happen.

18. “Championships are won at practice.”

Everyone has to put in the work if they want to succeed.

19. “No one is a failure until they stop trying.”

You are only a failure if you give up.

20. “It’s hard to beat a team that never gives up.”

You might beat them now, but they will triumph once their hard work and effort pay off.

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21. “Elevate your game.”

This is a simple slogan option.

22. “Your sweat is your fat crying. Keep it up.”

Put in the hours of sweat, and it will pay off.

23. “Victory comes to those who make the least mistakes.”

No one is perfect. All you can do is try to minimize your mistakes.

24. “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.”

Nice one.

25. “Victory requires payment in advance.”

And that payment comes in the form of practice.

26. “It takes a player to shoot a shot, but it takes a team to win a game.”

A good player is nice to have, but it is always better to have a good team.

27. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

This is a true slogan.

28. “7 days without shooting hoops makes one weak.”

This is a clever play on words.

29. “You may be beautiful, but not even Cinderella is getting to THIS ball!”

This is a fun option.

30. “Our team is not responsible for lost or stolen pride.”

This sounds like the fine print in a contract.

31. “The more we sweat, the luckier we get.”

I used to have a teacher who would always say, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

32. “Stand tall, talk small, play ball.”

Nice one.

33. “Play like a champion.”

Keep it simple with this name.

34. “Bad habits are like a good bed – easy to get into, but difficult to get out of.”

This is a cute option.

35. “The true champion believes in the impossible.”

Your team can make the impossible, possible.

36. “Winners train, losers complain.”

Complaining is a waste of valuable practice time.

37. “Don’t worry, we’re still wearing our warm-ups.”

This is one way to taunt the other team.

38. “Practice winning every day.”

You have to have the right mindset to be successful.

39. “You don’t win on emotion. You win on execution.”

Nice one.

40. “It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.”

Although, a little added height never hurt anyone.

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41. “Quest for the Net.”

This is a fun basketball slogan.

42. “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.”


43. “Never let good enough, BE enough!”

You have to keep trying your hardest. Each day, you have to be better than the day before.

44. “The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.”

There may always be a better team out there, but that does not mean that you have to stop striving to be the best.

45. “Reaching high keeps a player on his toes.”

This is a fun one.

46. “To demand more of yourself than you do of others is the first step on the ladder of success.”

And one day, you will be at the top of that ladder.

47. “Your loss is my game.”

Someone has to lose. Just make sure that it isn’t you.

48. “Rise to the top.”

This sounds like a good basketball slogan for a jersey or T-shirt.

49. “Be prepared!”

Keep it simple with this slogan.

50. “Anything is possible; Impossible just takes a little longer.”

Your job is to make the impossible a reality.

51. “Get to the ball first.”

That’s the ticket!

52. “A team above all. Above all a team.”

This is an awesome basketball saying.

53. “Strive for greatness.”

As long as you keep trying, you will get there eventually.

54. “Defend ’till the end.”

This is an easy choice.

55. “In it to win it.”

That is a good reason to start playing.

56. “Defend and dominate.”

Keep it simple with this quote.

57. “Wish Together, Swish Together.”

This one wins bonus points for rhyming.

58. “If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.”

That is certainly true.

59. “The true champion loses many battles before winning the war.”

Everyone has to fail before they become a success.

60. “The fans can make you famous. A contract can make you rich. The press can make you a superstar. But only the love can make you a player.”

This is a bit long to be a good slogan, but it still sounds pretty good.

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61. “Who Dares, Wins.”

Keep it basic with this option.

62. “Make good habits, and they will make you.”

Each time you practice, make sure that you are training yourself to have good habits. Before long, those habits will be subconscious.

63. “All Heart.”

This is an easy choice.

64. “The greatest game you can win is won within.”

It takes heart and dedication to become a great player.

65. “Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best.”

This is a fairly old slogan, but it is still good.

66. “Play hard, play smart, play together.”

This sounds like a good cheer before a game.

67. “Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.”

Talent only plays a minor role if you are willing to put int the work.

68. “Make your efforts match your dreams.”

If you dream big, then you have to be willing to put in a lot of effort as well.

69. “The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.”

That is certainly true.

70. “Deeds not words.”

Show that you mean it by putting your words into action.

71. “Unity in adversity.”

This is a good slogan for a basketball team.

72. “Winning is the science of being totally prepared.”

You might win one game through luck, but not every game.

73. “Talent wins games. Teams win championships.”

Excellent point.

74. “Whatever it takes.”

This is a good motto.

75. “Today: Settle the score!”

Use this on a day when you have to play a team that you lost against before.

76. “Refuse to lose.”

This is a good thing to keep in your mind.

77. “There is no limit to what can be accomplished when nobody cares who gets the

True enough.

78. “Let the MADNESS begin!”

March Madness, that is.

79. “Bad luck is composed of laziness, bad judgment, and poor execution.”

That is certainly accurate.

80. “Well done is better than well said.”

You can say whatever you want, but it is what you do that counts.

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81. “Some wish for it; we work for it.”

This is an inspirational quote.

82. “Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.”


83. “Believe and achieve.”

It is time to start achieving then!

84. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

That is a good point.

85. “United we play. United we win.”

No matter what, you play and lose as a team.

86. “Bringing out the best in each other!”

Hopefully, this slogan will be the truth.

87. “Good enough is not enough.”

For a winning team, this is always true.

88. “Opportunity may knock, but you must open the door.”

You can get a lot of opportunities, but you have to be smart enough to make the best of them.

89. “Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them.”

Take every chance you get. When there are no opportunities available, you have to make them for yourself.

90. “If its gotta be, it starts with me.”

A nice option.

91. “Reach for the sky or don’t even try.”

This one wins bonus points for rhyming.

92. “Attitude is everything.”

That is true.

93. “All things are difficult before they are easy.”

Keep this in mind during dark days.

94. “All it takes is all you’ve got.”

Nice one.

95. “Make Shots!”

Keep it simple with this slogan.

96. “Born to great things.”

This is a fun motto for your T-shirt or sweatshirt.

97. “When you play ball, leave it all.”

This one is easy to remember because it rhymes.

98. “Winners never stop proving it.”

You have to keep proving it.

99. “For the love of the game.”

Keep your basketball slogan simple with this name.

100. “How bad do you want it?”

The answer to this question will determine how successful you are on the court.


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