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Kobe Bryant Quotes About Basketball, Life, Losing, Wallpaper, Mamba Mentality, Leadership, Time, Teamwork, Inspirational & Hard Work! Former NBA player Kobe Bryant was widely regarded as one of the league’s all-time greats. He was also a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons until announcing his retirement in 2016. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, On August 23, 1978 a kid called Kobe Bean Bryant was born. Although Kobe’s father was a professional basketball player, he was never a stranger to the game.

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Most of his childhood was spent in Italy, where his father had relocated with the family after retiring from the NBA and playing in the Italian league of Rieti. Bryant began shooting baskets while he was only three years old and became a national sensation in high school after returning to the United States. He was shortly moved to the Los Angeles Lakers when he became the NBA’s second-youngest player.

For many years, Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal fought for the Lakers’ best player title. O’Neal’s departure gave Kobe an opportunity to show that he could still play at a high level, and he led the Lakers to two consecutive titles. In 2003, Kobe’s image was severely damaged when he was accused of sexual misconduct. He defended his actions despite the dismissal of all the allegations against him.

On January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were tragically and unexpectedly during a helicopter accident. The news of his death sent a blast wave around the globe, as his influence has been felt worldwide. This year, Bryant was honored at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 4. Bryant worked tirelessly to perfect his verbal prowess throughout his career, just as he did to perfect his basketball talents.

Best Kobe Bryant Quotes

1. “Dedication makes dreams come true.” -Kobe Bryant

2. “Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.” -Kobe Bryant

3. “The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.” -Kobe Bryant

4. “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.” -Kobe Bryant

5. “After all, greatness is not for everybody.” -Kobe Bryant

6. “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.” -Kobe Bryant

7. “May you always remember to enjoy the road, especially when it’s a hard one.” -Kobe Bryant

8. “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.” -Kobe Bryant

9. “There’s nothing truly to be afraid of, when you think about it, because I’ve failed before, and I woke up the next morning, and I’m OK.” -Kobe Bryant

10. “People say bad things about you in the paper on Monday, and then on Wednesday, you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve seen that cycle, so why would I be nervous about it happening?” -Kobe Bryant

11. “There’s a big misconception where people thinking winning or success comes from everybody putting their arms around each other and singing kumbaya and patting them on the back when they mess up, and that’s just not reality. If you are going to be a leader, you are not going to please everybody. You have to hold people accountable. Even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable.” -Kobe Bryant

12. “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” -Kobe Bryant

13. “The beauty of coaching is growing the players from the ground up. That journey continues.” -Kobe Bryant

14. “Use your success, wealth, and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.” -Kobe Bryant

15. “I want to learn how to become the best basketball player in the world. And if I’m going to learn that, I gotta learn from the best. Kids go to school to be doctors or lawyers, so forth and so on and that’s where they study. My place to study is from the best.” -Kobe Bryant

16. “A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.” -Kobe Bryant

17. “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.” -Kobe Bryant

18. “Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache.” -Kobe Bryant

19. “These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.” -Kobe Bryant

20. “I want to see if I can. I don’t know if I can. I want to find out. I want to see. I’m going to do what I always do: I’m going to break it down to its smallest form, smallest detail, and go after it. Day by day, one day at a time.” -Kobe Bryant

21. “I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way or out of it.” -Kobe Bryant

22. “When I have the chance to guard Michael Jordan, I want to guard him. I want him. It’s the ultimate challenge.” -Kobe Bryant

23. “A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.” -Kobe Bryant

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

25. “From the beginning, I wanted to be the best. I had a constant craving, a yearning, to improve and be the best.” -Kobe Bryant

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

27. “I never needed any external forces to motivate me.” -Kobe Bryant

28. “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.” -Kobe Bryant

29. “Losing is losing. There aren’t different degrees of losing. You either win a championship or you’re s**t. It’s very black and white to me.” -Kobe Bryant

30. “You guys know how I am. I don’t forget anything.” -Kobe Bryant

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