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Kobe Bryant
Total Quotes: 184

You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last. Kobe Bryant

I realize now that there's a strength in dunking that I can use to my advantage. When you dunk all the time it isn't as demoralizing to the opponent, but when you dunk at a key moment in the game you can use it to change the momentum. Kobe Bryant

Friends come and go but banners hang forever. Kobe Bryant

I was an idiot when I was a kid. Kobe Bryant

I'm going to be the Will Smith of the NBA. Kobe Bryant

When you love something, you'll always come back to it. You'll always keep asking questions, and finding answers. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

Magic has five championships. I have five championships. I'm pretty sure we both know what we're doing. Kobe Bryant

I know how to play my guard spot, ... He can worry about the low post. Kobe Bryant

I'm focused on the task that lies ahead for us. Kobe Bryant

I'm playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition-that's what I've always wanted. Kobe Bryant

Sometimes I do wonder what college would have been like. But I made my decision. Kobe Bryant

We're grown ass men, you don't need to be falling all over the place. Kobe Bryant

The thing that's most enjoyable to me is not actually beating someone [in the game]. It's the process of coming up with the blueprint of beating that I enjoy. That's a huge flip, so for me I enjoy building. I enjoy coming up. Kobe Bryant

Teach players the game at an early age and stop treating them like cash cows for everyone to profit off of. Kobe Bryant

The Kobe 8 is about enhanced performance. It's the most comfortable shoe I have worn. It's simplistic but has an edge to it. Kobe Bryant

I was probably born a scorer, but I was made a winner. Whatever works, whatever wins championships, wins games, that's what I do. Kobe Bryant

Horrible, terrible AAU basketball. It's stupid. It doesn't teach our kids how to play the game at all so you wind up having players that are big and they bring it up and they do all this fancy crap and they don't know how to post. They don't know the fundamentals of the game. It's stupid. Kobe Bryant

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

I focus on one thing and one thing only - that's trying to win as many championships as I can. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

What people see on court is another side of me; it's not me. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

I draw from the crowd a lot. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

When I'm finished playing, I want people to say, 'He handled this well, he kept his cool.' Kobe Bryant

I love the weather, I love my '63 droptop Impala, I love the 405, and I love my guys. Kobe Bryant

This is an award I couldn't have won on my own. I can't thank these guys enough. These are my guys, these are my brothers. Kobe Bryant

Where are your balls at? Kobe Bryant

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

I wo' react to something just because I'm supposed to, because I'm an African-American Kobe Bryant

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

There's a reason why players that have multiple championships have multiple championships. There's a certain characteristic and an understanding and knowledge and that's not something that's easily taught. You kind of have to go through it and it kind of has to be part of your DNA from the beginning. Kobe Bryant

It's not about the number of hours you practice, it's about the number of hours your mind is present during the practice Kobe Bryant

If you don't believe in yourself...nobo dy else will. Kobe Bryant

There's a reason why players that have multiple championships have multiple championships. There's a certain characteristic and an understanding and knowledge and that's not something that's easily taught. You kind of have to go through it and it kind of has to be part of your DNA from the beginning. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they've taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

If I panic, everyone else panics. Kobe Bryant

I've got four dogs, and I just don't do dog doo. I'm a diva when it comes to that. Kobe Bryant

I didn't expect this award [the 2008 MVP] would come to me. I'm surprised. I've played pretty well in other seasons. Our team hasn't been as good. Things just fell into place. Kobe Bryant

Everybody shut up. Let us work. Kobe Bryant

People look at my competitive spirit, and they automatically attach it to the thing that's most similar, most easily recognizable, which is Michael [Jordan's] competitive spirit. I'm different. I enjoy building. I enjoy the process of putting the puzzle together, and then the byproduct of that, the consequence of that, is beating somebody. That becomes the cherry on top, the icing on the cake. Kobe Bryant

The hunger [to success] is the same, no matter what it is that you're doing. It's like an unquenchable thirst to learn more, or to feel like you could have done more, and to be brutally honest and self critical, which is very hard to do. It's easy, and human nature is to just blame somebody else. It's very, very hard to self assess. Kobe Bryant

It's just a matter of getting those legs back. Kobe Bryant

If you want to make history, you have to do historic things Kobe Bryant

I don't want to say I'll be back at the top of my game because everybody's gonna think I'm crazy and it's the old player not letting go sort of thing, but that's what it's gonna be. Kobe Bryant

Only an idiot would doubt my return Kobe Bryant

The most important thing, the thing that unites all of us, is that we can INSPIRE and CHALLENGE one another TO BE BETTER. Kobe Bryant

I'm a scorer, not a triple-double player Kobe Bryant

These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess. Kobe Bryant

I'm chasing perfection. Kobe Bryant

I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant

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

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. Kobe Bryant

The only thing I'm afraid of is bees. I don't like bees. I'm allergic to them. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

You just try to take it one day at a time, ... You step on the basketball floor and just play. It's fun. I'm comfortable with it. Kobe Bryant

You just stay patient, that's all. Kobe Bryant

If they want to win right now, I'm all for it. That's all I said the whole time. If you want to wait five years, let me know. My legs aren't as young as they used to be. Kobe Bryant

Once you open your eyes and start looking around you, you start picking up things that are very obvious. 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. Kobe Bryant

It's not a question of if we make the playoffs; we will. And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone. Kobe Bryant

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

Thank god, I'm not from this world, Kobe Bryant

We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make sacrifices that come along with making that decision. Kobe Bryant

I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honour of the Greatest athlete I have ever seen: Messi. Kobe Bryant

If you're afraid to fail, then you're probably going to fail. Kobe Bryant

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. Kobe Bryant

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