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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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Alonzo Mourning

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$20,001 - $30,000

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. 

Bill Walton

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$20,001 - $30,000

Bill Walton is synonymous with the game of basketball. Arguably the greatest college basketball player ever, Walton played at UCLA before embarking on a Hall of Fame NBA career. 

Bob Knight

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$20,001 - $30,000

Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Knight led the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971-2000, winning three national titles and 11 Big Ten Conference championships. He ranks third all-time in NCAA Division I wins. 

Chauncey Billups

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$20,001 - $30,000

Chauncey Billups is a retired NBA guard who played in the league from 1997-2014. He won a title with Detroit in 2004 and was named MVP of the Finals. 

Danny Ainge

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$20,001 - $30,000

Danny Ainge played point guard in the NBA from 1981-1995 and is best remembered for his time with the Boston Celtics, where he won two NBA titles. He currently serves as president of the Celtics. 

Dennis Rodman

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$20,001 - $30,000

Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman played in the NBA for 14 seasons and is best remembered for his time with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, where he won a combined five NBA titles. 

Greg Gumbel

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$20,001 - $30,000

Greg Gumbel currently works for CBS Sports as a broadcaster on its coverage of the NFL and NCAA men's basketball. Over the course of his career, he also has covered multiple Super Bowls and Olympics. 

Hakeem Olajuwon

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$20,001 - $30,000

Hakeem Olajuwon played center for the Houston Rockets for all but one season from 1984 to 2002. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. 

Isiah Thomas

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$20,001 - $30,000

Hall of Fame NBA guard and 12-time All-Star Isiah Thomas played for the Detroit Pistons from 1981-1994 and was a key part of their two championship teams in 1989 and 1990. 

Kevin McHale

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$20,001 - $30,000

Kevin McHale is a Hall of Fame forward who played for the Boston Celtics from 1980-1993. The seven-time All-Star won three NBA titles with the Celtics in 1981, 1984 and 1986. 

Oscar Robertson

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$20,001 - $30,000

Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks from 1960 - 74. He was a 12-time All-Star and won a NBA championship in 1971. 

Paul Pierce

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$20,001 - $30,000

Paul Pierce played guard in the NBA from 1998-2017, including 15 season with the Boston Celtics. A 10-time All-Star, Pierce helped lead the Celtics to the 2008 NBA title and was named Finals MVP.