Bill Russell Quotes | Best Basketball Quotes!

Below is a list of Bill Russell quotes. Click »Open Image« to open an image with the quote and the author.

  • What these young bloods have to understand is that this game, has always been, and will always be about BUCKETS. »Open Image«
  • Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you’ve got him. »Open Image«
  • Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered. »Open Image«
  • The only important statistic is the final score. »Open Image«
  • The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
  • Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory. 
  • People say it was the greatest individual rivalry they’ve ever seen. I agree with that. Let me assure you that if either Wilt’s or Russ’ coach had ever told one of them he couldn’t guard the other guy, he would have lost that player forever.
  • The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play.
  • Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.
  • Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.
  • Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.

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Bonus from, here are a few quotes ABOUT Bill Russell. You can read some quotes about his rivalry with Wilt Chamberlain by clicking the quote below:

- Lakers forward Rodney “Hot Rod” Hundley