Basketball Motivation Tip – Music


I know waaay too many players that think they go hard, but the truth is that they don’t.  The problem is that being a hard worker is relative.  What that means is that what cone person might think is working hard others might laugh at.  In college my friend was like that.  He would either lift weights, work on his conditioning, do a shooting workout, etc. everyday.  He was developing ok, but was not getting the results he wanted.  He asked me, “I do one thing everyday to get better.  I’m working so hard but it’s hard for me to stay motivated without seeing results.”

To me that was not working hard.  I was doing ALL of those things everyday and I thought I was a hard worker, but the truth is Kobe Bryant would probably laugh at my work ethic.

Anyways, to be hard worker you have to be self motivated and find little tricks that will not only get you to the gym, but help you get a productive workout in.  Today I am talking about music.  I know you probably already use music in your training, but watch the video below to get all of the points and I hope this basketball motivation tip can help you today!




  1. Mic Nice – My House

  2. Big K.R.I.T. – Rise and Shine

  3. Nipsey Hussle – I Could Never Lose

  4. XV – The Last Hero

  5. Mackelmore x Ryan Lewis – Wings

  6. Snoop Dog – Hoop Dreams

  7. Wale – Ambition

  8. Machine Gun Kelly – The Return

  9. Method Man x Redman – Rockwilder

  10. Meek Mill – Dreamchaser



  • Owen

    Reply Reply March 23, 2015

    Heres some of my motivating songs:
    Steven cooper – Born to do
    Los – Becoming king
    french montana – ballin out
    T.I.,Jeezy – F.A.M.E
    Big Sean,Kanye West,John Legend – One Man Can Change The World

    BR: 15 years old hooper

    • Augie Johnston

      Reply Reply March 24, 2015

      Thanks Owen. Music is a powerful thing.

  • Jonathan

    Reply Reply October 6, 2015

    Some tracks I listen to before games a training are:

    Greatness- J.Willey
    Till I collapse- Eminem
    Im in the zone- (Not sure who the artist is)
    Born to do- Steve Cooper

    From another baller.

    • Augie Johnston

      Reply Reply October 8, 2015

      Sweet, I love that Eminem song…classic. I haven’t heard of those other ones, I’m going to check out that Born To Do song right now.

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