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Top 100 Kobe Bryant Quotes

Here is a list of Top 100 Kobe Bryant Quotes.

 

Kobe Bryant Quotes

 

“I draw from the crowd a lot.”

 

“If I panic, everyone else panics.”

 

“I’m not the most patient of people.”

 

“I’m chasing perfection.”

 

“Determination silences doubters.”

 

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

 

“Passion is the fuel for success.”

 

“Boos don’t block dunks.”

 

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

 

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

 

“If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will do it for you.”

 

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

 

“I close my eyes and just reminisce. That’s what keeps me sane.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.”

 

“Either way, I refuse to change what I am. A lion has to eat. Run with me or run from me.”

 

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

 

“It’s my job to pick us up when we are down. I had to sharpen my focus.”

 

“The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.”

 

“Better learn not to talk to me. You shake the tree, a leopard’s gonna fall out.”

 

“Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.”

 

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

 

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

 

“Dedication sees dreams come true.”

 

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

 

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

 

“Friends can come and go, but banners hang forever.”

 

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

 

“Be willing to sacrifice anything, but compromise nothing in your quest to be your best.”

 

“The biggest dreams aren’t fueled by belief. They’re fueled by doubt.”

 

“The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.”

 

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

 

“I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges.”

 

“Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache…”

 

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

 

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

 

“We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.”

 

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

 

“We don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.”

 

“This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.”

 

“It’s an intentional pass to oneself, so it’s an assist. That way people can’t say all I do is shoot.”

 

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

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

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

 

“The odd thing is that I wound up learning more about the world around me by having a singular focus inside of me.”

 

“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.”

 

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

 

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

 

“Because I don’t want chumps, I don’t want pushovers, and if you’re a chump and a pushover, I will run over you.”

 

“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.”

 

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

 

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

 

“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.”

 

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

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“Losing is losing, there aren’t different degrees of losing. You either win a championship or you’re s—. It’s very black & white to me.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“I’ve pretty much done all I can here and, you know, God will carry me the rest of the way, so I’m pretty comfortable with that.”

 

“I was like a wild horse that had the potential to become Secretariat, but who was just too f—ing wild. So part of that was [Phil Jackson] trying to tame me.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“I’m playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition – that’s what I’ve always wanted.”

 

“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.”

 

“Hi, I’m Kobe Bryant. And I have decided to take my talent to, uh… I have decided to skip college and take my talent to the NBA.”

 

“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 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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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’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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

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