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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.

ARE YOU READY TO SECURE ONE OF OUR INSPIRATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT? CONTACT US TODAY.

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Ralph Sampson is a Hall of Fame basketball player. A three-time College Player of the Year, he was the No. 1 pick in the 1983 NBA Draft. 

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Ray Allen is a retired shooting guard who played for the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics and Boston Celtics. 

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Rebecca Lobo played at UCONN and in the WNBA. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. 

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Reggie Theus is a former basketball player and the current head coach of Cal State Northridge. He formerly served as head coach for the NBA's Sacramento Kings and New Mexico State University's men's basketball team. 

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Rick Barnes has been the men\'s head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee since 2015. In 2018-19, he was named Naismith Coach of the Year after leading the Vols to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. 

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Hall of Fame forward Rick Barry played for the Golden State Warriors from 1972-78 and is best remembered for his unorhodox style of shooting free throws underhanded. 

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Rick Fox

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Rick Fox is a retired NBA player and actor. He last played for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers in 2004. 

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Rick Mahorn is a retired forward and center who is best remembered for his time with the Detroit Pistons. He is currently a radio analyst for the Pistons. 

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Robert Horry

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Forward Robert Horry played 17 seasons in the NBA and won seven titles, the most of anyone not playing on the 1960s Boston Celtics teams. 

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Robert Parish

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Robert Parish is a former NBA player who played center for 4 teams from 1976–1997 including the Boston Celtics. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. 

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Ron Harper

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Ron Harper played from 1986 - 2001 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Clippers, Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers. Harper won five NBA titles - three with the Bulls and two with the Lakers. 

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Roy Williams

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Roy Williams has served as men's basketball coach at North Carolina since 2003 and has won three NCAA titles. He previously served as head coach at Kansas for 15 seasons. 

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Rudy Tomjanovich

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Rudy Tomjanovich is a retired basketball player and coach who coached the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. 

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Russell Westbrook

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Russell Westbrook plays guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was named the NBA MVP in 2017. 

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