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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Kobe Bryant truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
I'm reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
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.
I don't talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.
Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts.
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.
Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
Each moment of my life I was dreaming of how great I could be, and continued working hard. Each time I closed my eyes I could see me shining bright like a sun.
If you want to make history, you have to do historic things
Listen to how everyone is talking about you. You have to use it as fuel for motivation.
There's a difference [between taking a charge and flopping].
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. That's kind of like, where are your balls at?
Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they've taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
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.
I know how to play my guard spot, ... He can worry about the low post.
The hunger [to success] is the same, no matter what it is that you're doing.
It's like an unquenchable thirst to learn more, or to feel like you could have done more, and to be brutally honest and self critical, which is very hard to do. It's easy, and human nature is to just blame somebody else. It's very, very hard to self assess.
If I panic, everyone else panics.
Love me or hate me, it's one or the other.
Always has been. Hate my game, my swagger. Hate my fadeaway, my hunger. Hate that I'm a veteran. A champion. Hate that. Hate it with all your heart. And hate that I'm loved, for the exact same reasons.
Nobody in the world can guard me one-on-one.
When you start training camp, you're building the tools necessary to win a championship. You have to have the patience.
The party's just getting started. This is where the fun starts.
I was shooting 45 times a game. What was I supposed to do? Pass it into Chris Mihm & Kwame Brown?
Basketball is my refuge, my sanctuary.
I go back to being a kid on the playground. When I get here, it's all good.
I was an idiot when I was a kid.
If you don't believe in yourself...nobo dy else will.
I'm just right down the middle, man, .
.. It doesn't matter to me. I'd love him (Phil Jackson) as a coach. It doesn't matter to me. If they want him here, he'll be here. If he wants to come, he'll come, he'll coach and we'll go from there.
Teach players the game at an early age and stop treating them like cash cows for everyone to profit off of.
I was just letting the shots fly. You know, I don't leave any bullets in the chamber.
Once you open your eyes and start looking around you, you start picking up things that are very obvious.
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.
There's certain companies that line up with what the brand represents.
There are other things that are more investment-focused.
You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last.
You just try to take it one day at a time, .
.. You step on the basketball floor and just play. It's fun. I'm comfortable with it.
I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American.
Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.
If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear.
Everybody shut up. Let us work.
It doesn't bother me at all. Do I hold any hard feelings? Not at all, ... Life is too short to sit around and hold grudges. I don't hold any whatsoever.
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.
I don't just try to score. The challenge is elevating my teammates to be able to win a championship.
I feel like I just returned a 100-yard kickoff in the last two minutes of the Super Bowl to win it all, only to have my run called back by a flag on the play.