Kobe Bryant Quotes…
Kobe Bryant was a retired American professional Basketball player and entrepreneur;
Bryant played in the NBA, with the Los Angeles Lakers for all 20 seasons of his career. He retired as one of the greatest NBA players of his time.
Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He also held the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for an entire career.
Kobe Bean Bryant ( August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time,Bryant won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. Bryant also led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks fourth in league all-time regular season and postseason scoring.
He gave himself the nickname “Black Mamba” in the mid-2000s, and the epithet became widely adopted by the general public.
Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant was died, along with his daughter and several others, in January 2020, as part of a tragic helicopter crash. It came as a massive shock to the world.
He was posthumously voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.
Here’s a collection of the best Kobe Bryant quotes
Kobe Bryant Quotes
“Dedication makes dreams come true.”
“If I wanted to play, I’d still be playing for the Lakers.”
“Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.”
“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”
What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.
“The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.”
“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”
Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.
Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.
Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache…
“The beauty of coaching is growing the players from the ground up. That journey continues.”
“The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.”
“I love that kids are building confidence on and off the court and unlocking their potential through sport.”
Kobe Bryant Quotes
One thing you gotta know about me is I have absolutely no filter. I have no problem saying what the hell I think of someone.
“My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.”
“I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”
“Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.”
“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”
My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death.
“The message was that if you want to win championships, you have to let people focus on what they do best while you focus on what you do best. For me, that was rebounding, running the floor, and blocking shots.”
Kobe Bryant Quotes
“I had to organize things. So I created the ‘Black Mamba.’ So Kobe has to deal with these issues, all the personal challenges. The Black Mamba steps on the court and does what he does. I’m destroying everybody that steps on the court.”
“I see the beauty in getting up in the morning and being in pain because I know all the hard work that it took to get to this point. So, I’m not, I’m not sad about [retiring]. I’m very appreciative of what I’ve had.”
“We psych ourselves up too much. Like if you try to talk yourself into, ‘Oh, this is a big moment, this is a big shot,’ you’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself. You shot that shot hundreds and thousands of times. Just shoot another one.”
“I’ve played with IVs before, during and after games. I’ve played with a broken hand, a sprained
ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don’t miss
15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn’t that serious in the first place.”
“The last time I was intimidated was when I was six years old in karate class. I was an orange belt and the instructor ordered me to fight a black belt who was a couple years older and a lot bigger. I was scared s**tless. I mean, I was terrified and he kicked my a**. But then I realized he didn’t kick my a** as bad as I thought he was going to and that there was nothing really to be afraid of.”