Great basketball captions can bring your photos, signs, or posters to life. We’ve been collecting our favorites over the years and have now put them together on one page.
Many of the captions below elevate the game of hoops to reflect life as a whole. And, lessons learned on the court can indeed you through the ups and downs of life. So, have a look, and see which caption works best for you. Have some fun with it.
Best Basketball Captions
1.) Altitude is attitude.
2.) Dreams don’t work unless you do.
3.) Defend until the end.
4.) Run as One!
5.) Basketball is my favorite season.
6.) Some wish for it. We work for it.
7.) I swish you were here.
8.) Be so good they can’t ignore you.
9.) Let’s bounce.
10.) Teamwork makes the dream work.
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11.) Defend, destroy, and dominate.
12.) Rip City!
13.) Hustle and heart set us apart.
14.) You can’t spell awesome without me.
15.) My game is sick. Too bad it ain’t contagious.
16.) Game on.
17.) Win the last game.
18.) Never back down.
19.) All things are difficult before they are easy.
20.) Elevate Your Game.
21.) The Time is Now.
22.) Just Us.
23.) Ball Don’t Lie.
24.) Nobody trains to be backup.
25.) Actions speak louder than your coaches.
26.) Let the Madness begin.
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27.) Reach for the sky, or don’t even try.
28.) Get your swish on.
29.) Live. Love. Hoops.
30.) Nothing but net.
31.) Big Man, Big Dreams.
32.) Dropping Dimes.
33.) It’s not how you start, but how you finish.
34.) We got next.
35.) Posterizing since 2016.
36.) Crunch-Time Master.
38.) Never Stop.
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39.) You wish you could shoot like a girl.
40.) Go hard or go home.
41.) Crossover Queen (Or King).
42.) I love basketball.
43.) Play like a Champion.
44.) Sorry, you have to guard me; I hope you taped your ankles.
45.) Respect all, fear none.
46.) Never underestimate the old guy.
47.) Aim higher, dream bigger.
48.) Today’s forecast: 100% chance of winning.
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49.) Where Amazing Happens!
50.) If at first, you don’t succeed, it’s because of me.
51.) Winners train; losers complain.
52.) May all your swishes come true.
53.) Don’t worry. We’re still wearing our warm-ups.
54.) Victory requires payment in advance.
55.) Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.
56.) Play smart, play hard, play together.
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57.) Forget about it, princess. Not even Cinderella is getting to this ball.
58.) Intensity is not a perfume.
59.) The more we sweat, the luckier we get.
60.) There’s no elevator to success. Take the stairs.
61.) Don’t make excuses; make your shots.
62.) Whatever it takes.
63.) A team above all. Above all, a team.
64.) Take it to the hoop.
65.) Championships are won at practice.
66.) No fear, no excuses, no limits.
67.) Believe and achieve.
68.) Your loss is my game.
69.) Game on!
70.) Leave nothing on the court.
71.) Be legendary!
72.) The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.
73.) Winners never stop proving it.
74.) Be the player their coach warned them about.
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75.) Whatever it takes.
76.) Grind together; shine together.
77.) Create your future.
78.) Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
79.) You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
80.) Winner stays!
81.) If no one thinks you can, then you have to.
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82.) We Believe.
83.) Stand tall, talk small, play ball.
85.) The court is in session.
86.) You play the way you practice.
87.) Basketball is my favorite season.
88.) We interrupt this family for the basketball season.
89.) I know I play like a girl… try to keep up.
90.) Legends are forever.
91.) My town, my team.
92.) Take the high road and go higher.
93.) The talent is to want it.
95.) Play with Heart.
96.) Dedicated and Determined.
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97.) Breaking ankles and shattering dreams.
98.) For the love of the game.
99.) Forget your fear.
100.) Stop dreaming and start working.
101.) Attack the glass.
102.) Your loss is my game.
103.) Find your greatness.
104.) Respect is earned, not given.
105.) Clutch is my middle name.
106.) Practicing is the opposite of hope.
107.) Light ‘em up!
108.) Commit to Excellence.
109.) Start unknown. Finish unforgettable.
110.) Strive for Victory.
111.) Grit n’ Grind.
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112.) Defend our Court.
113.) It Takes All You Got.
114.) No heart, no chance.
115.) All In!
116.) Our team is not responsible for your lost pride.
117.) There’s no traffic on the extra mile.
118.) The one and only.
119.) Basketball Nation.
120.) Wreak Havoc!
121.) Practice winning every day.
122.) Well done is better than well said.
123.) The Time is Now.
124.) Fast and Furious.
125.) Your Mom called and said you left your game at home.
126.) Rise Up!
127.) Unfinished Business.
128.) No blood, no foul.
129.) It never gets easier. You get better.
130.) Deeds, not Words.
131.) Basketball Kinda Day.
132.) In it to win it.
133.) In TEAM, we trust.
134.) We The North (or South, East or West).
135.) All out, all game, all season.
136.) Strength in Numbers.
137.) Just Us.
How To Use Basketball Captions
A.) Our list of basketball captions can be used for social media posts (Instagram, Facebook, etc.), signs, locker room posters, t-shirts, and more.
B.) On social media, consider adding a #hashtag comment to personalize the photo and caption even more.
C.) Match the caption closely to the activity in the photography, e.g., if the caption expresses a team attribute, show a team photo.
D.) For a season-ending photo book, try to get individual shots of each player. Also, in addition to a posed team photo, try to get a team shot in the huddle during a time out for a more casual look.
E.) Be creative. These options are just a starting point. Try to improve on them, or come up with completely new options of your own.
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike has coached basketball for some 15 years, wrote three books on basketball, and is editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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