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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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Byron Scott Agent

Byron Scott

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

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. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Christian Laettner Agent

Christian Laettner

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Christian Laettner is a former NBA player, entrepreneur and basketball coach. He played in the NBA for thirteen seasons, from 1992–2005. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Clark Kellogg Agent

Clark Kellogg

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Clark Kellogg is the VP of player relations for the Indiana Pacers as well as the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports. He played for the Indiana Pacers from 1982 to 1986. 

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$10,001 - $20,000

Clyde Drexler Agent

Clyde Drexler

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Clyde Drexler, a former NBA guard, played for the Portland Trailblazers & Houston Rockets. He was part of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team and was inducted into the HOF in 2004. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Gary Payton Agent

Gary Payton

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Gary Payton played in the NBA from 1990-2007 and is best known for his 13 years with the Seattle SuperSonics. Payton was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. 

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$10,001 - $20,000

Horace Grant Agent

Horace Grant

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Horace Grant played in the NBA from 1987-2004 primarily for the Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers. He won four NBA titles - three with Chicago and one with LA. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Jalen Rose Agent

Jalen Rose

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Jalen Rose is a sports analyst for ESPN. He was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines "Fab Five" and played for six NBA teams, most notably the Indiana Pacers. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

James Worthy Agent

James Worthy

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James Worthy is a former forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He is currently a broadcaster on KCAL TV in Los Angeles. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

John Amaechi Agent

John Amaechi

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John Amaechi is an English retired basketball player who currently works as an educator and broadcaster in Europe and the United States. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

John Havlicek Agent

John Havlicek

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Hall of Famer John Havlicek played for the Boston Celtics from 1962-78 and won 8 NBA titles, trailing only teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones for the most of any player in NBA history. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

John Salley Agent

John Salley

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John Salley was the first player in NBA history to win titles with three different teams - the Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Kenny Smith Agent

Kenny Smith

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Kenny Smith played in the NBA from 1987-97 and enjoyed most of his success with the Houston Rockets, winning two titles. He's currently an NBA analyst on TNT. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Lenny Wilkens Agent

Lenny Wilkens

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Lenny Wilkens is a retired NBA player and coach. He has been inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame...as a player, coach and part of the 1992 US Olympic "Dream Team". 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Lisa Leslie Agent

Lisa Leslie

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Considered one of the greatest women's basketball players in history, Lisa Leslie is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time WNBA champion. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Rudy Tomjanovich Agent

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. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

Sean Elliott Agent

Sean Elliott

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Sean Elliott was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 1989 NBA Draft under Coach Larry Brown and spent the majority of his career with the Spurs. 

Fee Range:

$10,001 - $20,000

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