About the BGBL

The Boston Gay Basketball League was founded in 1994 to create a basketball environment with competition and sportsmanship for the LGBT community & friends

The Boston Gay Basketball League is a well organized basketball league in the greater Boston area free from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, national origin or sexual orientation, with special emphasis on the participation of the gay community. The league promotes sportsmanship and camaraderie and fights to eliminate negative stereotypes associated with LGBT athletics. Beginners are always welcome, as are players of all experience.

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  • I’ve failed over and over again in my life…and that’s why I succeed - Michael Jordan    
  • I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. - Larry Bird    
  • Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them. - Bill Russell    
  • There is no substitution for hustle, and if you don’t hustle there will be substitution. - Tex Winter    
  • A team is a group of players who support one another on the court and who think of the group before they think of themselves. - KC Jones    
  • Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself. - Mike Krzyzewski    
  • The biggest thing that struck me is that for all the different reasons you hear people fighting over whatever it’s going to be, basketball has the power to bring people together. - Garrett Mitman    
  • If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful. - Charles Barkley    
  • A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. - Larry Bird    
  • You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. - Michael Jordan    
  • Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everything. - Kareem Abdul Jabbar    
  • Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together. - Phil Jackson    
  • At the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself and your actions and that’s all you can control. So, rather than be frustrated with what you can’t control, try to fix the things you can. - Kevin Garnett    
  • Anyone can start something; very few people can finish. - Tim Grover    
  • I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan    
  • The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love. - Red Auerbach    