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How to Choose the Right Basketball Speaker for Your Event

Basketball is a sport that is beloved by more than 400 million fans worldwide. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is about the game that makes it such a crowd favorite since there are so many aspects of basketball that set it apart from other team sports.

From its fast-paced, high-scoring games to its easy-to-comprehend rules and exciting last-second finishes, basketball has a ton to offer both spectators and the athletes that make it their profession.

Basketball players are some of the most fit individuals in the world, undergoing rigorous training to enhance their speed, agility and core strength. Even during their off season, NBA players are sweating it out in the gym, fine-tuning their bodies and pushing the limits of performance.

This is a major factor in what makes NBA speakers so engaging to listen to. In most cases, they have been passionately pursuing their dreams of playing in the NBA since high school, if not before, making them highly-focused competitors who know what it takes to persevere, even when the odds are stacked against them.

These unique personality traits make NBA motivational speakers especially captivating and capable of relating their expertise to a wide range of topics and circumstances.

At Sports Speakers 360, we’re proud to offer the most comprehensive list of basketball motivational speakers available in the United States today. From current NBA stars to Hall of Fame legends, from WNBA players to coaching greats, Sports Speakers 360 can help you find the perfect speaker.

But before deciding upon one of our talented and recognizable NBA motivational presenters, we recommend considering the below criteria:

The Speaker’s Background

No athlete is alike and basketball players are no exception. NBA players are recruited from around the globe, hailing from a broad range of cultures and circumstances. Some have humble beginnings, having discovered their love for basketball while participating in inner city sports programs while others come from families who have produced multiple generations of sports stars. Identifying the best motivational basketball speaker for your event will require you to consider which types of experiences will resonate most with your audience.

The Speaker’s Availability

Not all motivational speaker basketball players have the same schedules. Depending on where the player is at in his career and whether he’s current or retired, availability will vary.

If there is a specific basketball speaker you would like to attend your event, it is best to get in touch with us as early as possible. It’s also a good idea to provide our speaking engagement coordinators with your potential event dates as soon as you can so we can communicate them to your first choice.

Covering the costs of meals, accommodations, and/or transportation is a fantastic way to sweeten the pot and make your offer more appealing for our NBA speakers. We also recommend including information about your company   or organization and your cause and the great work you are doing if the event is a fundraiser. Many of our NBA motivational speakers greatly enjoy attending events that benefit the community or that have a philanthropic angle. The more information you provide, the more likely it is that your speaking opportunity will stand out from the rest and be accepted.

How We Make Hiring Basketball Motivational Speakers the Easiest Its Ever Been

Operating a successful sports talent booking agency is no simple feat. At Sports Speakers 360, we knew that we needed to create long-standing, tight-knit working relationships with the athletes we work with— which is exactly what we did.

Both our event hosts and our NBA speakers appreciate the comprehensive services we provide. Making the hiring process as simple and as streamlined as possible is always our priority, and we have established a high-functioning team of coordinators to ensure every element is handled effectively and professionally.

Plus, we have an exhaustive list of inspirational basketball players which makes finding a speaker effortless— there’s bound to be someone who meets your needs!

Other responsibilities our speaking engagement coordinators can facilitate include:

  • Coordinating speaker arrival times and other scheduling needs
  • Contract negotiations
  • Speaker bio and photo
  • Logistical requirements (laptop for slideshow presentations, hand-held or lavaliere microphone, directions to the venue, on-site contact information, green room needs, security requirements, etc.)
  • Ensuring all required paperwork is accurate and signed
  • Identifying the ideal speaker for your special occasion

Whether you are looking for a talented basketball professional to provide inspiration for basketball players at your educational institution or you’re in need of an all-star athlete who can speak on hot topics like overcoming adversity, teamwork, leadership, civil rights issues or the importance of education— we are confident we’ll be able to connect you with basketball motivational speakers that can bring your vision to life.

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Dale Brown Agent

Dale Brown

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Dale Brown served as men's head basketball coach at LSU from 1972 - 97 and led the Tigers to two Final Four berths. He is the most successful basketball coach in school history. 

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$5,001 - $10,000

Dan Issel Agent

Dan Issel

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Hall of Fame forward/center Dan Issel was a player and coach for the Denver Nuggets. The six-time NBA All-Star was also a two-time All-American at the U. of Kentucky. 

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$2,501 - $5,000

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Dan Majerle

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Dan Majerle spent the majority of his career with the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. The three-time All-Star had his #9 jersey retired by the Suns. 

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$5,001 - $10,000

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Danny Ainge

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Danny Ainge is currently the President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics. He coached the Phoenix Suns for 3 seasons before joining management at the Boston Celtics. 

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Danny Manning

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Danny Manning is a former NBA forward who played for the Clippers & the Phoenix Suns. He is currently the men's head coach at the University of Tulsa. 

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Darrell Griffith

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Nicknamed "Dr. Dunkenstein", Darrell Griffith played for the Utah Jazz from 1980-91 after a legendary college career at Louisville. His jersey #35 is retired by the Jazz. 

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$2,501 - $5,000

David Robinson Agent

David Robinson

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David Robinson played center for the San Antonio Spurs his entire NBA career. Based on his service as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral" 

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$30,001 - $50,000

David Thompson Agent

David Thompson

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Hall of Famer David Thompson spent the majority of his career with the Denver Nuggets. Thompson was a four-time NBA All-Star and had his #33 retired by the Nuggets. 

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Dawn Staley Agent

Dawn Staley

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One of the most accomplished female basketball players in history, Dawn Staley was a 6-time All-Star during her career in the WNBA from 1999 - 2006 and a 3-time Olympic gold medalist. 

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Dennis Rodman Agent

Dennis Rodman

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Dennis Rodman is a retired NBA forward who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. He was a five-time NBA champion and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

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$20,001 - $30,000

Denny Crum Agent

Denny Crum

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Denny Crum served as men's basketball coach at Louisville from 1971 - 2001 and led the Cardinals to six Final Fours and two NCAA championships. 

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$2,501 - $5,000

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Dereck Whittenburg

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Retired Guard, North Carolina State 

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Derek Fisher Agent

Derek Fisher

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Derek Fisher's career spanned more than 17 years, in which he won five NBA championships with the LA Lakers. 

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Doc Rivers Agent

Doc Rivers

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Doc Rivers currently serves as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Prior to the Clippers, he coached the Boston Celtics to the 2008 NBA title. As a player, he spent the majority of his career with the Atlanta Hawks. 

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