Basketball Slogans

A huge collection of basketball slogans, phrases, sayings, motto’s and quotes. Select from this list for shirts, banners, posters, t-shirts, jerseys, signs, warm-ups, locker room and more. Good for both girls and boys basketball teams. Rally your basketball team, inspire your fans and liven up the crowd!

Basketball Sayings and Phrases

There’s no traffic on the extra mile

Winners train, losers complain

Your sweat is your fat crying.  Keep it up.

Victory requires payment in advance

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

Be prepared!

“If only” are the famous last words of those who weren’t.

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Funny Basketball Slogans

  1. Actions speak louder than coaches
  2. Don’t worry, we’re still wearing our warm-ups
  3. Reaching high keeps a player on his toes.
  4. You may be beautiful but not even Cinderella is getting to THIS ball!
  5. Second place is for the first loser
  6. Anything is possible; Impossible just takes a little longer
  7. In our court there are no objections — only rejections
  8. “I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything – “I will try” has performed miracles.
  9. On front: We’re Going To Win – On back: So Coach Doesn’t Lose His Job
  10. 7 days without shooting hoops makes one weak

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

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

Make ’em Believe

Cut the Net

Get to the Ball First

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Attack the Glass

Wish Together, Swish Together

(Team Name) Never Stops

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Your loss is my game

Demanding Excellence From Everyone No Selfish Exceptions

Our blood, our sweat, your tears

Rise to the Top

Court is in Session

Strive for Greatness

Sic ’em

Quest for the Net

One spirit, one team, one win

All Out, All Game, All Season

A team above all. Above all a team.

Hustle and heart set us apart

Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them

Defend till the end

Defend and Dominate

It’s not the hours you put in, it’s what you put into the hours

Offense sells tickets, Defense wins championships

Reach for the Sky or don’t even try

It takes a player to shoot a shot. But it takes a team to win a game.

Our team is not responsible for lost or stolen pride

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Some want it to happen, Some wish it would happen, Others make it happen.

Go BIG or go home

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

It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play In it to win it

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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Intensity is not a perfume!

No excuses. No explanations.

You don’t win on emotion. You win on execution.Basketball slogans for t-shirts

Respect All, Fear None

Victory is the goal.

Determination gets you there.

If its gotta be, it starts with me

Refuse to Lose

How bad do you want it?

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All it takes is all you’ve got

It doesn’t take athletic ability to hustle

Out of yourself and into the TEAM

It’s what you do before the season start that makes a champion.

Cool Basketball Sayings and Mottos

  2. Championships are won at practice
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. Wreak Havoc!
  5. Winners never stop proving it
  6. Play like a Champion
  7. You can make it happen or watch it happen
  8. Today Settle the Score!
  9. Lock it UP!
  10. Stand tall, talk small, play ball

All things are difficult before they are easy

Born to great things

Let the MADNESS begin!

Never let good enough BE enough!

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

Winning is a habit, Success is a choice

Pressure is something you bring upon yourself when you don’t know what you’re doing

Elevate your Game

Motivational Slogans for Hoops

  1. Bad habits are like a good bed – easy to get into but difficult to get out of.
  2. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
  3. Every Player, Every Play, Every Game
  4. Practice, practice, practice
  6. A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player
  7. Whatever it takes
  8. Practice winning every day
  9. Hard luck is composed of laziness, bad judgment, and poor execution.
  10. Victory comes to those who make the least mistakes.


Make Shots!

Talent Wins Games, Teams Win ChampionshipsInspirational sports slogans

Well done is better than well said

Tradition Honor Passion

Ball til you Fall

It’s not how you start, but how you finish!

It’s hard to beat a team that never gives up

The price of greatness is responsibility.

When you play ball, leave it all

Unfinished Business (in the basketball slogans for the confident team category)

Fast and Furious.

The true champion believes in the impossible.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Winners in life don’t always win; they just don’t give up.

Make good habits and they will make you.

Defense wins Offense sells tickets, Defense wins championships

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.

I will always place the Team first; I will never accept defeat; I will never quit; I will never leave a fallen teammate

Impossible is simply something no one else has ever seen

The more we sweat the luckier we get

For the love of the game

Who Dares Wins

All Heart

Deserve Victory

No one is a failure until they stop trying.

It is very hard to win when your thoughts turn to losing.

Opportunity may knock, but you must open the door.

Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it.

The true champion loses many battles before winning the war.

The greatest game you can win is won within.

To be satisfied with yourself is a sure sign that your forward motion has stopped

It isn’t the hours you put in, but what you put in the hours.

The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.

Perfection is not attainable, however if you chase perfection you will catch excellence.

If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail

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

Make your efforts match your dreams

Some want it to happen, Some wish it would happen, Others make it happen.

Expect Victory

Good enough ISN’T

dedication + motivation = success

Deeds not Words

Awesome Basketball Sayings and Phrases

Demand respect or expect defeat

Sweat plus Sacrifice equals Success

Unity in Adversity


Some wish for it; we work for it

Play hard, play smart, play together

Winning is the science of being totally prepared

Bringing out the best in each other!


Win The Last Game

Famous basketball sayings

Ya Gotta Believe

We Are Family

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now

Deserve Success

Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect

You can’t be as good as, you have to be better than

Look up, get up, but never give up

United we play, United we win

Believe & Achieve

Game On

Livin’ Large


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