52 Famous Kobe Bryant Quotes

Kobe Bryant is one of the famous names in the sports field. He is regarded as the best Basketball player in the NBA before his retirement in 2016. That game was with the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seconds only.

Moreover, he was from a family where his father was a professional basketball player. So, he did not face any problems from the beginning of the sport. He grew up happily in Italy after the retirement of his father from the NBA. Later he transferred his family to Rieti for his significant career.

It is shocking to audiences that he was only three years old when he started shooting hoops. That was the reason he got maximum attention in his high school in the US. His talent gets noticed soon, and declared as the second youngest NBA player in antiquity after trade to the Lakers.

He proves himself as a brilliant performer after the retirement of talented O’Neal from the team. But in 2020, he along with his daughter, died in a helicopter crash.

Lakers Legend, Kobe Bryant
Lakers Legend, Kobe Bryant

Here are some of the famous and motivational quotes by this talented basketball player Kobe Bryant.

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.”

“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.”

“The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.”

“These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”

“Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.”

“I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.”

“I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.”

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“I’m chasing perfection.”

“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.”

“I’m not the most patient of people.”

“I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.”

Kobe Bryant quotes on struggling life
Kobe Bryant quotes on struggling life

“It’s different from being 21 and you think there’s endless amount of opportunities. At 33, the ending is much, much closer.”

“There’s been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that’s simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we’ve won when I score 10.”

“If I panic, everyone else panics.”

I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”

“I love going one-on-one with someone. That’s what I do. I’ve never lost. It’s a whole different game, just to have them right in front of you and be able to do whatever you want.”

“I’ve got four dogs, and I just don’t do dog doo. I’m a diva when it comes to that.”

“Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a “kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.”

“I like playing for the purple and gold. This is where I want to finish up.”

“The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven’t had that fear.”

“My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.”

“In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent.”

“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”

“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.”

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“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 Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.”

“Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.”

“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.”

“I’m more than comfortable just sitting back and scoring 21, 22 points or whatever and getting 10, 11 assists whatever the case might be. More than comfortable with that. It’s just a matter of the pieces that you have around you and what you can do to elevate everybody else.”

“Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I’m still trying to figure it out.”

“I draw from the crowd a lot.”

“At the end of 2003, my game was complete. Shooting, defense, using the dribble, transition, midrange stuff was all there. Then it was about fine-tuning and trying to improve in each area.”

“It never bothered me when people would say, ‘You only win championships because you’re playing with Shaq.’ It bothered me when he said it.”

“The only thing I’m afraid of is bees. I don’t like bees. I’m allergic to them.”

“Magic has five championships. I have five championships. I’m pretty sure we both know what we’re doing.”

“I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. Scoring titles and stuff like that… it sounds, well, I don’t care how it sounds – to me, scoring comes easy. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.”

“What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.”

“Eeew, I’d be a little uncomfortable Googling myself. People sit there – and Google themselves? “That’s kind of weird.”

Kobe Bryant's Positivism
Kobe Bryant’s Positivism

“I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship.”

“It’s hard for me to grasp the concept of somebody being nervous when I’m talking to them.”

“It’s disgusting, but my father taught me when your mouth gets dry, just suck the sweat out of your own jersey. There’s no bravado to any of it; it’s just a disgusting little trick.”

“You want me to own a team and deal with these rich, spoiled stubborn athletes, and try to get them to perform? No thank you.”

“Pooper scooper? Yeah, I’ve done it a few times. Every once in a while, you have to.”

“Christmas morning, I’m going to open presents with my kids. I’m going to take pictures of them opening the presents. Then I’m going to come to the Staples Center and get ready to work.”

“The people who truly know me know what I’m like. There have been people who try to say things that aren’t fair, and I check them. And then they don’t like me because I checked them.”

“Dropkick Murphys get me going, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana… plus, all the regular hip-hop stuff.”

“People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.”

“If there were camera phones back in the day, the biggest athletes in the world would have had a lot of explaining to do.”

“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.”

“We all know what flopping is when we see it. The stuff that you see is where guys aren’t really getting hit at all and are just flailing around like a fish out of water.”

 

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