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 with some great basketball slogans!

The Best Basketball Slogans and Sayings

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.

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Make ’em Believe.

Cut the Net.

Get to the Ball First.

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Basketball Team Slogans


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.

Rise to the Top.

Court is in Session.

Strive for Greatness.

Sic ’em.

Quest for the Net.

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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The Best Basketball Sayings – Video

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.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Intensity is not a perfume!

No excuses. No explanations.

You don’t win on emotion. You win on execution.

Respect All, Fear None.

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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?

Basketball Love of the Game Team.

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 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.

Best Sports Slogans Video

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.


  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. A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.
  4. Whatever it takes.
  5. Practice winning every day.
  6. Hard luck is composed of laziness, bad judgment, and poor execution.
  7. Victory comes to those who make the least mistakes.

Inspirational sports slogans


Make Shots!

Talent Wins Games, Teams Win Championships.

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 category for the confident team.)

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.

Fun Basketball Slogans

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.

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.

Hoops Mottos

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.

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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.


The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

Winner Stays!


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