Kobe Bryant Quotes

33 Fascinating Kobe Bryant Quotes

Kobe bean Bryant was born on August 23, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, united states. His father (jelly bean Bryant) was a professional basketball player and spent eight sessions in the NBA and eight more years in Italy.

Kobe got his early education from Italy, and when his family returned to the U.S, he started playing basketball at lower Merion high school and receive several national player of the year awards.

He opted to forgo his college and declare himself available for the NBA draft. In 1996, he became the second-youngest NBA player, and in his second season with the Lakers, he becomes the youngest All-star.

From 2000 -2002, Bryant helps his team to become the NBA champions for three consecutive years, but after the defeat in 2003, he parted ways from his side. In 2008, he became the league’s MVP for the first time in his career and went on to win his fourth NBA title in 2009.

His other accomplishments include a gold medal in the Beijing and London Olympics. In 2015 he wrote a poem named” dear basketball” and two years letter won an Academy Award based on that poem.

On January 26, 2020. He lost his life in a helicopter crash with his daughter.

So, here we show-cases you some fascinating and mesmerizing quotes that reflect the character and personality of Kobe Bryant.


Kobe Bryant Quotes:

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

2. “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.”

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

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

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

6. “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.”

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

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

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

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

11. “I would go 0-for-30 [from the floor] before I would go 0-for-9. 0-for-9 means you beat yourself, you psyched yourself out of the game. … The only reason is because you’ve just now lost confidence in yourself.”

12. “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.”

13. “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.”

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

15. “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.”

16. “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.”

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

18. “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.”

19. 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.

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

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

22. “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.”

23. “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.”

24. “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”

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

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

27. “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.”

28. “We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.”

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

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

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

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

33. “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.”



If we take a look at Kobe’s life, as a professional, he achieves so many things, and inspire so many people. He was not only a great player but an excellent leader too. A role model for so many young kids, it will take some time until someone else filled his shoes.