Michael Jordan on his worst day is ten times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day.— Reggie Miller
Skyrocket Kobe quotations
Somebody asked me about this the other day.
A young Shaq and a young Penny, the young Shaq's going to take over. A medium Shaq and a young Kobe, the medium Shaq is going to take over. Now you've got an older Shaq and a young Dwyane; you step aside, you let him do his thing and you just do what's asked of you.
I had orders from the great Bill Russell.
Me and him were talking in Seattle the other day, and he was telling me how rivalries should be. I asked him if he ever disliked anybody he played against, and he told me, 'No, never,' and he told me that I should shake Kobe Bryant's hand and let bygones be bygones and bury the hatchet.
Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture;
Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart.
He practiced against Kobe all of last year, so obviously it was sweet revenge for him. We deserved that. We didn't know who he was, we gave him up to Charlotte, we had no idea how good a player he was.
The best players are always in the thick of the action.
(Michael) Jordan did it with the Bulls, (Kobe) Bryant does it with the Lakers and Leo does it here. We want him to stay with us because he's the best and we wouldn't swap him for anyone.
Kobe always tried to be a hero. But you know, as the saying goes, a hero ain't nothing but a sandwich.
Honestly, I don't listen to nobody else's music but my own.
It's kind of like sports to me. You don't see Kobe Bryant at a LeBron James game - he just works on his own game. And that's what I do. I only listen to me, so I can criticize and analyze and all those things.
I don't think Kobe is the best player. I'm the best player.
I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.
He's very knowledgeable. That's the one advantage that I see in Kobe Bryant's career compared to Michael Jordan. Ten years into Kobe Bryant's career, we're seeing a very polished 27-year-old player who's probably got another seven or eight great years ahead of him.
The best player I've ever played against is Kobe Bryant.
I have seen him do some stuff that is just unbelievable.
Kobe enjoys that situation. Stepping up and making the big basket or being involved in a key play.
Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant... the second best all time.... now, I have a new favorite player to play against... my former teammate, LeBron James.
I'll stutter step, then drop the shoulder, a little pump, a little Kobe Game 7 fade-away, and the hooks coming too. And Malcolm [Subban] knows, he's got an inch on me but he can't defend that. He knows that.
The best quality about Kobe Bryant? You want me to be honest? I don't know.
I'll tell you why. I open my arms to everybody. But he never stepped forward for the embrace. So I never really got to know him. I don't know anything about him, and it's kinda sad.
The Kobe 8 is about enhanced performance.
It's the most comfortable shoe I have worn. It's simplistic but has an edge to it.
I might not be Shaq, but I can be Kobe, you know?
The Kobe craze really annoyed me. Most of the practitioners had no real understanding of the product and were abusing it and exploiting it in terrible and ridiculous ways. Kobe beef should not be used in a hamburger. It's completely pointless.
Kobe is Kobe. He is one of the best to ever play this game. Given the opportunity, he can embarrass you.
For me, there's no difference between what's temporary and what's definitive.
I built the church in Kobe, which was supposed to be temporary, and people liked it so much that there's a version of it still there today - unlike some concrete buildings that were just built for money and that can be destroyed from one day to the next. Concrete can be very fragile during earthquakes.
Kobe [Bryant] had the biggest contract for a high school kid.
He was the first one to get more than a million a year.
Paternalistic is a very good word. They think they have to look out for these guys? Don't worry about it. Why? Because of history. Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant. They did okay.
A fan is always an outsider. Most sportswriters are not, by this definition, fans. They capitalize on access to athletes. They spoke to Kobe last night, and Kobe says his finger is going to be fine. They spent three days fly-fishing with Brett Favre in March, and Brett says he's definitely coming back for another season.
You walk in our locker room and you see Pau Gasol, you see Andrew Bynum, you see Kobe, you see Ron Artest ... we have so many players that can play.
I think there's a lot of different ways to win.
You've seen teams that win championships with a super-duper star like Kobe Bryant. Those championship teams with Michael Jordan certainly had a great, great player.
I'm a musician - I'm always making music.
Kobe Bryant is always playing ball. Well, Snoop Dogg is always recording.
In contrast to New Orleans, there was only minimal looting after the horrendous 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan - because, when you get down to it, Japanese aren't blacks.
I don't think LeBron will win 5 rings, it's gonna be hard for him to catch up to Kobe.
Kobe Bryant is the most talented player in the game today; he could do anything.
He reminds me of Michael Jordan. "You look and they have similar games where they want to lead their team to victory, no matter if they have to shoot the ball every time or if they have to rebound or pass, they're going to find a way to win." I've always said that Kobe Bryant is the best scorer in our game today and he's definitely proving himself.
Now, the mistakes that I made with my other two sons, Penny and Kobe, I won't make with D-Wade. We can't let them break us up and we can't break each other up.
You know how I be. Last week Kobe couldn't do without me.
Most ferocious was Kobe. Fiercest, most competitive, it was Kobe. D Wade is second after that.
He's just intelligent-sort of a nerd, actually.
He's the only brother I know who made a 1420 on the SAT. I don't think Chris Dudley did that, and Mr. Smarty Pants went to Yale. Kobe doesn't hang out. He doesn't go to the clubs. He doesn't ride around. He doesn't put rims on his car. He's just him. He's a sophisticated kid. Damn mature for his age.