Before Game Quotes

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
“To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.”
This is your reminder that you got this.
“This is your reminder that you got this.”
You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.
“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.
“It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.”
Start unknown. Finish unforgettable.
“Start unknown. Finish unforgettable.”
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”
You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.
“You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.”
Going in one more round when you don't think you can, that's what makes all the difference in your life.
“Going in one more round when you don't think you can, that's what makes all the difference in your life.”
The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen.
“The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen.”
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”
It doesn't matter if everyone believes in you, you have to believe in yourself to succeed.
“It doesn't matter if everyone believes in you, you have to believe in yourself to succeed.”
In life, there is no such thing as impossible; it's always possible.
“In life, there is no such thing as impossible; it's always possible.”
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It's about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.
“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It's about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.”
Our destiny is not written for us, it's written by us
“Our destiny is not written for us, it's written by us”
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
“Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.”
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.”
If you play your heart out for what your jersey says on the front, everyone will remember what the jersey says on the back.
“If you play your heart out for what your jersey says on the front, everyone will remember what the jersey says on the back.”
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.”
Winners in life don't always win; they just don't give up.
“Winners in life don't always win; they just don't give up.”
It is very hard to win when your thoughts turn to losing.
“It is very hard to win when your thoughts turn to losing.”
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.
“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.”
I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.
“I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.”
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
What separates the good players from a great player is that a great player is willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group.
“What separates the good players from a great player is that a great player is willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group.”
It's true: teamwork makes the dream work.
“It's true: teamwork makes the dream work.”
No team works out teamwork.
“No team works out teamwork.”
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.
“Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.”
When you don't give up, you cannot fail.
“When you don't give up, you cannot fail.”
Sometimes it's not how GOOD you are, but how BAD you want it.
“Sometimes it's not how GOOD you are, but how BAD you want it.”
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
“A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.”
Don't let a win get to your head or a loss to your heart.
“Don't let a win get to your head or a loss to your heart.”
The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.
“The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.”
We rise by lifting others.
“We rise by lifting others.”
When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.
“When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.”
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.
“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.”
Be legendary.
“Be legendary.”
There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
“It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.”
Sport has taught me never to be jealous of someone or insecure if somebody is doing well. It's taught me teamwork and the value of patience. Even If I lose, I know that I've actually not lost.
“Sport has taught me never to be jealous of someone or insecure if somebody is doing well. It's taught me teamwork and the value of patience. Even If I lose, I know that I've actually not lost.”
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
“The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.”
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
I can't play being mad. I go out there and have fun. It's a game, and that's how I am going to treat it.
“I can't play being mad. I go out there and have fun. It's a game, and that's how I am going to treat it.”
When you compete with someone as good or better than you, you may not always win, but you never lose.
“When you compete with someone as good or better than you, you may not always win, but you never lose.”