303.747.4087
303.747.4087
SEARCH FOR TALENT   SEARCH FOR TALENT  

Motivational Basketball Players

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.

ALL A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ALL
Search Results
A.C. Green Agent

A.C. Green

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Adrian Dantley Agent

Adrian Dantley

Speaker Profile

Adrian Dantley enjoyed a Hall of Fame basketball career during his time in the NBA from 1976-1991. He was a six-time All-Star during his seven seasons with the Utah Jazz. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Alonzo Mourning Agent

Alonzo Mourning

Speaker Profile

Alonzo Mourning is a Hall of Fame NBA center/forward who spent most of his 15-year career playing for the Miami Heat. He won a NBA title with the Heat in 2006 and a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics. 

Fee Range:

$20,001 - $30,000

Anfernee Hardaway Agent

Anfernee Hardaway

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Artis Gilmore Agent

Artis Gilmore

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$2,501 - $5,000

Avery Johnson Agent

Avery Johnson

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Bernard King Agent

Bernard King

Speaker Profile

Bernard King is a Hall of Fame forward who played 14 seasons in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Bill Raftery Agent

Bill Raftery

Speaker Profile

Bill Raftery is one of the most recognizable college basketball analysts in the United States and currently works for CBS Sports & FS1. He has won several Emmy Awards and is a member of the NSSA Hall of Fame. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Bill Self Agent

Bill Self

Speaker Profile

Bill Self has been the men's basketball coach at Kansas since 2003. He led the Jayhawks to the 2008 NCAA title and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Bill Walton Agent

Bill Walton

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$20,001 - $30,000

Bill Wennington Agent

Bill Wennington

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$2,501 - $5,000

Billy Donovan Agent

Billy Donovan

Speaker Profile

Billy Donovan is the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Prior to the NBA, he served as the men's basketball coach at Florida for 19 seasons and led the Gators to two NCAA titles. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Bo Ryan Agent

Bo Ryan

Speaker Profile

Bo Ryan served as the men's head basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin from 2001-2015 and led the Badgers to seven Big Ten titles and the 2015 NCAA Tournament championship game. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Bob Love Agent

Bob Love

Speaker Profile

Bob Love is a retired forward who is best remembered for his time with the Chicago Bills from 1968-1976. He was a three-time NBA All-Star and had his jersey #10 retired by the Bulls in 1994. 

Fee Range:

$2,501 - $5,000

Bobby Hurley Agent

Bobby Hurley

Speaker Profile

Bobby Hurley is the current men's basketball coach at Arizona State and a former college basketball player who won two NCAA Championships while playing for Duke in 1991 and 1992. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Bobby Knight Agent

Bobby Knight

Speaker Profile

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

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Brad Daugherty Agent

Brad Daugherty

Speaker Profile

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

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Brian Scalabrine Agent

Brian Scalabrine

Speaker Profile

Brian Scalabrine is a retired forward who is best remembered for his time with the Boston Celtics from 2005-2010. He won an NBA title with the Celtics in 2008. 

Fee Range:

$2,501 - $5,000

Bruce Bowen Agent

Bruce Bowen

Speaker Profile

Bruce Bowen is a retired forward who played in the NBA from 1997-2009 and is best remembered for his years with the San Antonio Spurs, where he won three NBA titles. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Bruce Pearl Agent

Bruce Pearl

Speaker Profile

Bruce Pearl is the men\'s head basketball coach at Auburn. In 2019, he led the Tigers to a SEC Championship and the NCAA Final Four. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Bryce Drew Agent

Bryce Drew

Speaker Profile

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

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Byron Scott Agent

Byron Scott

Speaker Profile

Byron Scott is a former NBA guard who won three titles with the Los Angeles Lakers. He's also served as head coach for the Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Fee Range:

Call For Fee

Ceal Barry Agent

Ceal Barry

Speaker Profile

Ceal Barry served as head coach of the U. of Colorado women's basketball team from 1983 - 2005 and was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. 

Fee Range:

$2,501 - $5,000

Cedric Maxwell Agent

Cedric Maxwell

Speaker Profile

Cedric Maxwell spent 11 seasons in the NBA and played an integral role in two championships with the Boston Celtics. He was MVP of the 1981 Finals. 

Fee Range:

$2,501 - $5,000

Charlie Ward Agent

Charlie Ward

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

If you are looking to hire NBA basketball speakers for an appearance, you can contact NBA players booking agent or management company for speaker fees and costs. Here you can book or hire an NBA speaker through our booking agency. Sports Speakers 360 is a sports talent agency and a top source for basketball players who are available for a speaking engagement, personal appearance, endorsement deal or special event. If you are looking for booking agent and speaker fee information on how to hire basketball players from the National Basketball League, then look no further. We have compiled the largest database of sports celebrities in the country. To hire an NBA basketball player, contact Sports Speakers 360 for more information.