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Quotes by Kobe Bryant on life, career, sports, opportunity, challenges, winning, failure, fear, focus, and game.

26 Inspiring Quotes By Kobe Bryant That Will Forever Be A Part Of His Legacy

Famous As: Basketball Player

Born On: August 23, 1978

Died On: January 26, 2020

Born In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Died At Age: 41

Kobe Bryant was an illustrious American professional basketball player. As an off guard, he made a place in the ‘National Basketball Association (NBA)’ straight from high school. He played with the ‘Los Angeles Lakers’ the entire twenty season of his professional career in the league. He bagged in various awards and accolades and is considered one of the greatest players of all time. In Lakers franchise history, he is the all-time leading scorer. We have excerpted some popular sayings by Kobe Bryant, which have been curated from his interviews, off the court conversations, books, documentary, etc. Read through the collection of quotes by Kobe Bryant on talent, leadership, parents, will, talk, injury, chess, checkers, sports, teacher, purpose, etc.

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Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.

Kobe Bryant

He is a fool who only sees the mischiefs that are past.

Kobe Bryant

Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.

Kobe Bryant

Friends come and go but banners hang forever.

Kobe Bryant

For us to be the team that got him that historic 10th championship is special for us.

Kobe Bryant

Everything has a purpose. And that purpose has a story that goes along with it. It just depends on what your passion is.

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

Kobe Bryant

Everybody wants to talk about NBA players being selfish and arrogant and individuals. But what you saw today was a team bonding and facing adversity and coming out with a big win.

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Everybody shut up. Let us work.

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Everybody has a different journey.

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Eeew, I'd be a little uncomfortable Googling myself. People sit there - and Google themselves? That's kind of weird.

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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.

Kobe Bryant

Dropkick Murphys get me going, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana... plus, all the regular hip-hop stuff.

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Diligent accumulation of personal wealth is not inherently ungodly so long as it is complemented by equally diligent distribution of personal wealth.

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Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad's tube socks and shooting imaginary game-winning shots ... I fell in love with you.

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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.

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Being a leader, it's the art of trying to find the balance, the right times with each individual and what they need at that moment. It requires looking outward as opposed to looking inside.

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Because we're old as sh*t. What do you want?

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Basketball is my refuge, my sanctuary. I go back to being a kid on the playground. When I get here, it's all good.

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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.

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As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don't know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.

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A lot of times things get blown out of proportion in a negative light, especially in the NBA, ... But there are a lot of players in the NBA who really care about the community and want to use their basketball-playing ability for a good cause.

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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.

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By eloquence I understand those appeals to our moral perceptions that produce emotion as soon as they are uttered. This is the very enthusiasm that is the parent of poetry. Let the same man go to his closet and clothe in numbers conceptions full of the same fire and spirit, and they will be poetry.

Kobe Bryant

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.

Kobe Bryant

Difficulty is a nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who rocks her foster children roughly, but rocks them in strength and athletic proportion. The mind, grappling with great aims and wrestling with mighty impediments, grows by a certain necessity to the stature of greatness.

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