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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

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

Bernard King Agent

Bernard King

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Bill Raftery Agent

Bill Raftery

Speaker Profile

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

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Billy Packer Agent

Billy Packer

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

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

Dale Brown Agent

Dale Brown

Speaker Profile

Dale Brown served as men's head basketball coach at LSU from 1972 - 97 and led the Tigers to two Final Four berths. He is the most successful basketball coach in school history. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Dan Majerle Agent

Dan Majerle

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Dan Majerle spent the majority of his career with the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. The three-time All-Star had his #9 jersey retired by the Suns. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Earl Monroe Agent

Earl Monroe

Speaker Profile

Earl Monroe is a former NBA guard known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing, and play-making. He played for both the Baltimore Bullets and the New York Knicks. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

George Gervin Agent

George Gervin

Speaker Profile

George "The Iceman" Gervin played in the ABA & NBA for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs & Chicago Bulls. He is regarded as one of the greatest shooting guards in the NBA. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

George Karl Agent

George Karl

Speaker Profile

George Karl coached six NBA teams during his career, including the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Seattle Supersonics. On December 10, 2010 he became the seventh coach in NBA history to record 1,000 wins. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Jamaal Wilkes Agent

Jamaal Wilkes

Speaker Profile

Jamaal Wilkes is a retired NBA player who played the small forward position and won four NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Jeff Hornacek Agent

Jeff Hornacek

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Jeff Hornacek played guard in the NBA from 1986-2000 primarily with the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Jerry Sloan Agent

Jerry Sloan

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Jerry Sloan is a former NBA player and head coach. NBA commissioner David Stern called Sloan "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history." 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

John Starks Agent

John Starks

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John Starks is a retired NBA shooting guard who gained fame while playing for the New York Knicks in the 1990s. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Kurt Rambis Agent

Kurt Rambis

Speaker Profile

Kurt Rambis played in the NBA from 1981 - 95 and enjoyed most of his success with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning four NBA titles. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Lute Olson Agent

Lute Olson

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Lute Olson was head coach at the University of Arizona from 1983 to 2008, head coach at the University of Iowa for 9 years and California State University for one season. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Michael Cooper Agent

Michael Cooper

Speaker Profile

Michael Cooper played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1978 - 90 and won five NBA titles. He was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1987. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Ralph Sampson Agent

Ralph Sampson

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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. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Rebecca Lobo Agent

Rebecca Lobo

Speaker Profile

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

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Robert Horry Agent

Robert Horry

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Robert Parish Agent

Robert Parish

Speaker Profile

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. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Thurl Bailey Agent

Thurl Bailey

Speaker Profile

Thurl Bailey played power forward and center with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA career that spanned from 1983 to 1999. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Tim Hardaway Agent

Tim Hardaway

Speaker Profile

Tim Hardaway played in the NBA from 1989-2003, primarily with the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. A five-time All-Star, Hardaway had his jersey #10 retired by the Miami Heat. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Walt Frazier Agent

Walt Frazier

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Walt Frazier is a Hall of Fame NBA guard who played for the New York Knicks. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Wes Unseld Agent

Wes Unseld

Speaker Profile

Spending his entire career with the Washington Bullets from 1968-81, Wes Unseld was a five-time NBA All-Star, was named NBA MVP in 1969 and won a title in 1978. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

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