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Kyrie Irving is a professional basketball player from the United States and plays for the national basketball team, Brooklyn Nets of the NBA (National Basketball Association).

After being drafted in 2011, Irving was anointed Rookie Of The Year, and later, he won the 2016 NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is an inspiring icon who has been a three-time member of the All-NBA Team and a seven-time All-Star.

Below is a list of the best Kyrie Irving quotes from the inspirational player Kyrie Irving that will give you some food for thought.

Popular Kyrie Irving Quotes

Here is a list of famous Kyrie Irving quotes from the professional basketball player Kyrie Irving, who the Cleveland Cavaliers initially drafted in 2011.

“I did it almost every single day. And I didn't do any crazy dribbling drills or any two-ball dribbling drills. I'm really not good at two-ball dribbling. Nah, never did that. I just went out and tried the moves that I saw.”

- October 31, 2012, www.bleacherreport.com.

“I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in.”

“No alarm clock needed; my passion wakes me up.”

“Grease' is an awesome movie. I wish they'd make a new one, more for our time. The graphics are terrible when you look back on it.”

“I love the gym; I love basketball. I'm really passionate about it.”

- June 21, 2011, Page 2.

“At the end of the day, you're going to feel and believe the way you want to feel. But don't knock my life over that. When I do something, I know my intent. And it proved what I thought it would.”

- Episode 1, 'Holding Court With Geno Auriemma'.

“Work hard, stay focused and understand that nothing worth achieving comes easy.”

“My sole reason for me playing this game has never been for attention, it’s never been for approval. The only thing I command is respect.”

“Embrace the challenge; never run from it, don't ever let anyone's thoughts or opinions affect your drive to be great.”

“I'm a big video game fan. I just recently got back into playing video games. I have a lot of downtimes now that I'm in the NBA.”

- June 27, 2013, USA Today.

“Directors tell me what to do, and I kind of just put my own twist to it, just to get inside my personality that everybody doesn't really get to see – my off-the-court interests and the way I act. It's just me.”

- November 22, 2013, www.bleachreport.com.

“I'm not really a big X's and O's guy, but if you want to go there, I'm more of a space-the-floor type of coach: Five out, zero in, and that's the way we play basketball, screen and roll here and there, pocket passes everywhere; it's what it's about.”

“I want to be on the cover of GQ. That's a personal goal.”

“Unleash everything you have and never look back. Never be afraid to be the best.”

(Learn more about basketball through these inspiring Kyrie Irving quotes.)

Motivational Kyrie Irving Quotes

Check out the most inspirational and motivational quotes on the professional basketball player Kyrie Irving.

“I've been musically inclined since I picked up an instrument in the fourth grade. I just really appreciate music. I love to listen to it; I love to sing. I wouldn't consider myself, like, a natural singer. I just developed it over time, honestly, just listening. I'm a great listener to music.”

“I don't leave home without my Skullcandy Crushers. I don't leave home without my Bible, without my phone, and without my computer.”

“I'm going to give input when I need to. When it needs to be said.”

“Guys like Josh Gordon need to stay in his sport and mind his own business.”

April 2014, Akron Beacon Journal.

“You should learn to enjoy whatever it is that you are doing. It isn't always just about the results. It's also about having fun while doing it.”

“I do have a chef, but I still go out. Sometimes I can still blend in, and sometimes I get a little bombarded. It's the best of both worlds.”

“I went to my agent and told them, ‘I want to be on another Disney show.”

“I can't even give my father a proper gift. Every single Father's Day means so much to me. I'm so close to him. He's my big brother, but also my father.”

“Growing up, I was a typical high school kid when YouTube first came out, and I was just watching a whole lot of videos of guys in the league I’m playing with now, guys that aren’t in the league, and guys that came before me, just watching the moves that they do, and going out in my backyard and trying them.”

- October 31, 2012, www.bleachreport.com.

“I can’t necessarily pinpoint a specific point, but for me, this season has been a learning experience to be able to do that.”

“I haven’t been a leader – not at all... I’ve just been a kid trying to figure it out. There’s no perfect way to be a leader, and coming in as a 19-year-old kid and having everything bearing on your shoulders, there are a lot of ups and downs.”

- August 18, 2014, RealGM.

“If you’re very much woken, there is no such thing as distractions.”

Kyrie Irving Quotes About Basketball

Explore this collection of the best quotes from the basketball player Kyrie Irving about his basketball career and journey.

“It felt good to be here in this position, playing in this arena. It’s just been a long journey from having those two knee surgeries and watching the team last year and finally getting a chance to lace them up for the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs. There’s nothing like it.”

“I felt like we would have definitely won an NBA championship if everyone was healthy.”

“My eventual goal is to win a championship. And before I retire, I just want to win a championship. That's it.”

- 2013, USA Today.

“Draft day is a hectic day, especially for draftees and, more or less, for management.”

“I'm probably one of the most competitive people ever.”

“Man, when I actually kind of had a chance to slow down and realize that patience was going to get me through these long NBA seasons.”

“One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role – some people can do it, and some people can't.”

“Man, when I actually kind of had a chance to slow down and realize that patience was going to get me through these long NBA seasons.”

“It wasn't just about putting points on the board, it was just about doing the little things, it was a gritty win.”

“Basketball isn't a game; It's an art form. You master the fundamentals so you can forget 'em, so you can improvise and just concentrate on what really matters: getting buckets.”

“You want to keep the defense guessing. I don't want guys to know this is the movie I'm going to do right now just because they watched it on film.”

- November 22, 2013, www.bleachreport.com.

“Everybody in the NBA is good. And then you have the really good ones and the great ones.”

“I've worked countless hours in the gym, so I feel like I'm already prepared for the game. So, when I'm listening to music pregame, it's really just about personal enjoyment.”

“When it applies to the Olympics and making a decision, I have to claim Australia as my country.”

“Going in, you want to play a perfect season and play throughout the whole entire season, but injuries are a part of basketball.”

“I do feel like a Clevelander. Every time people ask me, I automatically say, ‘My home is Cleveland.'”

“I'm in Cleveland. I enjoy myself. I enjoy going out and competing at the highest level for the Cleveland Cavaliers.”

“When I'm playing the 1-guard, I'm kind of seeing everything that's going on. When I play the 2, I have a broader understanding of what's going on and where the screens are being set in order for not only myself to get open, but for my teammates.”

- November 22, 2013, www.bleachreport.com.

“My focus is basketball, and that's it.”

“We stuck to the game plan; we didn’t want a talented guy like James Harden to beat us. we wanted their other guys to beat us and we forced him to pass off to other guys and we trusted our weakside rotation.”

“Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I’ve made my decision to opt-in. See you in the fall.”

- June 27, 2022, The Athletic, Shams Charania

“I knew that I didn’t need LeBron but he needed me.”

“When you’re playing against a whole bunch of All-Stars, it’s like a video game. There’s so much talent on the floor at once.”

“Whenever that time comes and it’s my time to be the franchise, I’ll be well prepared.”

“Even during my injury, I had fun because I got to be a regular college kid.”

“You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at night-time, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”

- October 11, 2017, The Charlotte Observer.

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