Top 100 Remarkable Kobe Bryant Quotes You Should Know

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October 27, 2020

Kobe Bryant Quotes

Motivational quotes by Kobe. He was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association.

100+ Motivational Quotes by Kobe Bryant

  1. A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.
  2. A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.
  3. After all, greatness is not for everybody.
  4. Are you willing to push the right buttons even if it means being perceived as the villain? I’d rather be perceived as a winner than a good teammate. I wish they both went hand in hand all the time but that’s just not reality. I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success.
  5. 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.
  6. Be willing to sacrifice anything, but compromise nothing in your quest to be your best.
  7. Being passive aggressive in this competition means you’re fine with simply going with the flow and unwilling to disturb the calm waters of the game to accomplish your goals.
  8. Better learn not to talk to me. You shake the tree, a leopard’s gonna fall out.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Dedication sees dreams come true.
  12. Determination silences doubters.
  13. Don’t forget to also check out these insightful Dennis Rodman quotes about his career and life.
  14. Dropkick Murphys get me going, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana… plus, all the regular hip-hop stuff.
  15. Eeew, I’d be a little uncomfortable Googling myself. People sit there – and Google themselves? That’s kind of weird.
  16. Either way, I refuse to change what I am. A lion has to eat. Run with me or run from me.
  17. Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.
  18. Everything I saw, heard, read, or felt was viewed through the lens of growing as a basketball player. This perspective makes me curious about everything, makes everything interesting, and means that life is a living library where all I need to do is pay attention.
  19. Everything negative; pressure, challenges, is an opportunity for me to rise.
  20. Friends can come and go, but banners hang forever.
  21. From the beginning, I wanted to be the best. I had a constant craving, a yearning, to improve and be the best. I never needed any external forces to motivate me.
  22. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.
  23. Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.
  24. Heroes come and go but legends are forever.
  25. Hi, I’m . And I have decided to take my talent to, uh… I have decided to skip college and take my talent to the NBA.
  26. 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.
  27. 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. If you were standing between me and the game, I was going to knock you on your back and not feel bad about it. I was unapologetically me. That’s all I ever wanted to be I was never worried about my reputation- that’s how I earned one. That’s how I became the Black Mamba.
  28. I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.
  29. I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship.
  30. I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be .
  31. I draw from the crowd a lot.
  32. I focus on one thing and one thing only that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.
  33. 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.
  34. I just got one more than Shaq. You can take that to the bank … You guys know how I am. I don’t forget anything.
  35. I like playing for the purple and gold. This is where I want to finish up.
  36. 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.
  37. I played through the sweat and hurt, not because challenge called me, but because YOU called me. I did everything for YOU Because that’s what you do when someone makes you feel as alive as you’ve made me feel.
  38. I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.
  39. I remember feeling the silence. I remember feeling the fear. I’m like, ‘This could be a wrap.’ And that’s what the silence was. It was like, ‘This could really be a wrap for you.’
  40. I saw things differently. I didn’t want to do what others had done. That didn’t drive me, didn’t get me in the gym before others got up. I wanted to do one better. Actually, I wanted to do a lot better. There were players I looked up to until I looked them square in the eyes. I know that one day, when I left the game, I didn’t actually want to leave. I wanted to leave my mark.
  41. I saw you come in and I wanted you to know that it doesn’t matter how hard you work, that I’m willing to work harder than you.
  42. I wanna be the best, simple, and plain.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. I’m chasing perfection.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. I’m not the most patient of people.
  50. I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
  51. I’ve got four dogs, and I just don’t do dog doo. I’m a diva when it comes to that.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.
  55. I’m chasing perfection.
  56. I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.
  57. 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.
  58. I’m not jumping through the gym by any means. But I don’t need to be able to do that in order to be a great player.
  59. I’m not the most patient of people.
  60. I’m playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition that’s what I’ve always wanted.
  61. I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
  62. I’ve shot too much from the time I was 8 years old. But ‘too much’ is a matter of perspective. Some people thought Mozart had too many notes in his compositions. Let me put it this way: I entertain people who say I shoot too much. I find it very interesting. Going back to Mozart, he responded to critics by saying there were neither too many notes or too few. There were as many as necessary.
  63. If I panic, everyone else panics.
  64. If I wanted to play, I’d still be playing for the Lakers. The health thing I could’ve figured out…I just don’t want to play anymore.
  65. If there were camera phones back in the day, the biggest athletes in the world would have had a lot of explaining to do.
  66. If you are going to be a leader, you’re not going to please everybody. You got to hold people accountable, even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable.
  67. If you do not believe in yourself no one will do it for you.
  68. If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be.
  69. If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. It’s different from being 21 and you think there’s endless amount of opportunities. At 33, the ending is much, much closer.
  74. 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.
  75. It’s hard for me to grasp the concept of somebody being nervous when I’m talking to them.
  76. It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you or don’t. So don’t take it lightly. If you do it right, your game will live on in others. You’ll be imitated and emulated by those you played with, those you played against and those who never saw you play at all. So leave everything on the court. Leave the game better than you found it. And when it comes time for you to leave, leave a legend.
  77. Learn to love the hate. Embrace it. Enjoy it. You earned it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everyone should have one about you. Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.
  78. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
  79. Losing is losing, there aren’t different degrees of losing.
  80. Magic has five championships. I have five championships. I’m pretty sure we both know what we’re doing.
  81. May you always remember to enjoy the road, especially when it’s a hard one.
  82. 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.
  83. My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
  84. My role is to make sure we’re moving in the right direction, getting points, rebounds, steals, assists and providing leadership.
  85. Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.
  86. 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.
  87. Only an idiot would doubt my return.
  88. 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. Don’t let it stop you from being who you can be. Exhaustion tells you when you ought to stop. You only reach your limit when you can go no further.
  89. Passion is the fuel for success.
  90. People just don’t know how obsessed I am with winning.
  91. People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.
  92. Pooper scooper? Yeah, I’ve done it a few times. Every once in a while, you have to.
  93. Sometimes I do wonder what college would have been like. But I made my decision.
  94. Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
  95. The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.
  96. The biggest dreams aren’t fueled by belief. They’re fueled by doubt.
  97. 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.
  98. The examples are endless but my philosophy is simple. Once I knew my seed, I was able to discover my muse and my purpose for being was crystal clear.
  99. The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.
  100. The last time I was intimidated was when I was 6 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—less. I mean, I was terrified and he kicked my ass. But then I realized he didn’t kick my ass as bad as I thought he was going to and that there was nothing really to be afraid of. That was around the time I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.
  101. 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 him, that was rebounding, running the floor, and blocking shots.
  102. The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.
  103. The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
  104. The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real. I’m not a player that is just going to come and go. I’m not a player that is going to make an All-Star team one time, two times. I’m here to be an all-time great. Once I made that commitment and said, ‘I want to be one of the greatest ever’, then the game became everything for me.
  105. The odd thing is that I wound up learning more about the world around me by having a singular focus inside of me.
  106. The only thing I’m afraid of is bees. I don’t like bees. I’m allergic to them.
  107. 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.
  108. 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.
  109. 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.
  110. There’s a choice that we have to make as people, as individuals. If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with making that decision.
  111. There’s certain players that I’ve made cry. If I can make you cry by being sarcastic, then I really don’t want to play with you in the playoffs.
  112. These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.
  113. This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.
  114. To be an event, every single night. Something witnessed. Not just watched. I had a different drive. The kind that made people uneasy. Some people wanted me to come back down to earth. To come down to their level.To relax. But I couldn’t. It wasn’t in my DNA. Because to go where others have never gone, you have to do what others have never done.
  115. Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache.
  116. 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.
  117. Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose. Put them through school, set them up with job interviews and help them become leaders in their own right. Hold them to the same level of hard work and dedication that it took for you to get to where you are now, and where you will eventually go.
  118. We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
  119. 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.
  120. We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.
  121. We don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
  122. We psyche 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.
  123. What a journey this has been. Setting this mark is a huge honor. I’m aware of Father Time’s curfew. He has sent me to my room to brush my teeth before he tucks me in, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t walk to the bathroom slowly. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t act as if someone misplaced the toothpaste. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t brush every tooth twice, brush my tongue three times, floss until my gums bleed and rinse with mouthwash until the inside of my mouth burns and then goes numb.
  124. What does perfection look like to me? Championship rings.
  125. What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.
  126. When we are saying this cannot be accomplished, this cannot be done, then we are short-changing ourselves. My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself ‘you are a failure,’ I think that is almost worse than dying”
  127. When you make a choice and say ‘come hell or high water’ I am going to be this, then you should be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that feels intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that…when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time because it has been in your mind the whole time.
  128. Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.
  129. You need to figure out a way to invest in the future of your family and friends. This sounds simple, and you may think it’s a no-brainer, but take some time to think on it further. I said INVEST. I did not say GIVE.
  130. 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.
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