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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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A.C. Green Agent

A.C. Green

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A.C. Green played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He is also a popular motivational speaker and a sought after Christian speaker. 

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$5,001 - $10,000

Alonzo Mourning Agent

Alonzo Mourning

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Alonzo Mourning is a retired basketball center who played most of his 15-year NBA career for the Miami Heat. He also played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets. 

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$20,001 - $30,000

Anfernee Hardaway Agent

Anfernee Hardaway

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Anfernee Hardaway was a 4-time NBA All-Star point guard who enjoyed most of his success with the Orlando Magic & Phoenix Suns. He's currently the head basketball coach at the University of Memphis. 

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Artis Gilmore Agent

Artis Gilmore

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Artis Gilmore is retired basketball player who played in the both the ABA and NBA. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 12, 2011. 

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$2,501 - $5,000

Avery Johnson Agent

Avery Johnson

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Avery Johnson is the head basketball coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He spent 16 years in the NBA as a player, and served as the head coach of two NBA teams: the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. 

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Bernard King Agent

Bernard King

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Bernard King is a retired NBA small forward who played 14 seasons with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and the Washington Bullets. 

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$5,001 - $10,000

Bill Raftery Agent

Bill Raftery

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Bill Raftery is one of the most recognizable college basketball tv analysts in the United States and currently works for CBS Sports & ESPN. 

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$5,001 - $10,000

Bill Self Agent

Bill Self

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Bill Self has been the men's basketball coach at Kansas since 2003. He led the Jayhawks to the 2008 National Title and was named AP Coach of the Year in 2009. 

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Bill Walton Agent

Bill Walton

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Bill Walton is a retired NBA basketball player and television sportscaster. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 10, 1993. 

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Bill Wennington Agent

Bill Wennington

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A three-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, Bill Wennington is currently a tv broadcaster for the Bulls. He also a member of the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame. 

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$2,501 - $5,000

Billy Donovan Agent

Billy Donovan

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Billy Donovan has been the men's basketball coach at Florida since 1996. He's led the Gators to thee National Championship games, winning two of them in 2006 and 2007. 

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Billy Packer

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Billy Packer spend more than three decades as a college basketball tv analyst. He covered every men's NCAA Division I Basketball Championship between 1975 - 2008. 

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$5,001 - $10,000

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Bo Ryan

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Bo Ryan is the head coach of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers men's basketball team from 2001 to December 2015. 

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Bobby Hurley

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Bobby Hurley is a former NBA basketball player and is currently the head coach of the Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team. 

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Bobby Knight Agent

Bobby Knight

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Bobby Knight is a retired basketball coach who is best known as the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000. 

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Brad Daugherty Agent

Brad Daugherty

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Brad Daugherty is an ESPN NASCAR analyst and retired center who played in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1986 to 1994. 

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Brian Scalabrine Agent

Brian Scalabrine

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Retired Forward, Boston Celtics 

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$2,501 - $5,000

Bruce Bowen Agent

Bruce Bowen

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Retired Forward, San Antonio Spurs 

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Bryce Drew Agent

Bryce Drew

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Bryce Drew is the men's basketball coach at Vanderbilt. He was previously head coach at Valparaiso. 

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Byron Scott Agent

Byron Scott

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Byron Scott is a former NBA player & the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He is the former coach of Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets & New Orleans Hornets. 

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$10,001 - $20,000

Ceal Barry Agent

Ceal Barry

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Ceal Barry served as head coach of the Colorado women's basketball team from 1983 - 2005. her 427 victories are the most of any coach in the history of CU. 

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$2,501 - $5,000

Cedric Maxwell Agent

Cedric Maxwell

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Cedric Maxwell played 11 seasons in the NBA and had a key role in two championships with the Boston Celtics. He is now a radio broadcaster for WRKO AM in Boston. 

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$2,501 - $5,000

Charlie Ward Agent

Charlie Ward

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Charlie Ward won the 1993 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at Florida State before switching full-time to basketball. He played for the New York Knicks from 1994 - 2004. 

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$5,001 - $10,000

Chauncey Billups Agent

Chauncey Billups

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Chauncey Billups is a retired NBA guard who played for Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics & LA Clippers. 

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$20,001 - $30,000

Cheryl Miller Agent

Cheryl Miller

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One of the greatest female basketball players in history, Cheryl Miller won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

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$10,001 - $20,000

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