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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

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

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

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

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

Speaker Profile

Dale Brown served as men's head basketball coach at LSU from 1972 - 1997 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

Speaker Profile

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

Speaker Profile

Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is a Hall of Fame guard who played in the NBA from 1967-1980 for the Baltimore Bullets and New York Knicks. He won an NBA title with the Knicks in 1973. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Elgin Baylor

Speaker Profile

Elgin Baylor is a Hall of Fame forward who played for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers for 14 seasons from 1958-1971. He was an 11-time All-Star and was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

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

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

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

Speaker Profile

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

Speaker Profile

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

Speaker Profile

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

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 as a player and three as an assistant coach. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Lute Olson

Speaker Profile

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

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

Speaker Profile

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

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

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

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

Speaker Profile

Thurl Bailey is a retired forward who played for the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves. He played collegiately at NC State. 

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

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

Speaker Profile

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

Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Wes Unseld

Speaker Profile

Spending his entire career with the Baltimore/Washington Bullets from 1968-81, Hall of Famer Wes Unseld was a five-time NBA All-Star and the 1969 NBA Rookie of the Year and MVP. 

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.