Kobe Bryant Quotes to Remember Him By

Kobe Bryant, included in the list of all time great NBA players is both loved and hated by many.  During his stellar career with the Lakers he’s earned 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals MVPs, 2 scoring titles and 1 NBA season MVP.  Throughout the years he’s been great and has inspired others.  Here are some of best Kobe Bryant quotes to remember him by:

Kobe Bryant quotes on Winning

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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

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

People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning. – Kobe Bryant

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. – Kobe Bryant

Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts. – Kobe Bryant

I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship. – Kobe Bryant

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. – 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

Kobe Bryant Quotes on Failure

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

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

More Great Kobe Bryant Quotes

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

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. – Kobe Bryant

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

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

I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular. – Kobe Bryant

Kobe bryant quotes - chasing perfectionI’m chasing perfection. – Kobe Bryant

I’m not the most patient of people. – Kobe Bryant

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

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. – Kobe Bryant

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

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

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

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. – Kobe Bryant

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

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. – Kobe Bryant

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

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. – Kobe Bryant

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

I draw from the crowd a lot. – Kobe Bryant

If I panic, everyone else panics. – Kobe Bryant

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

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

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. – Kobe Bryant

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

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. – Kobe Bryant

To go along with the best Kobe Bryant quotes what would be more fitting than the top 10 plays of his career? Enjoy the short video put together by the NBA:

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2 thoughts on “Kobe Bryant Quotes to Remember Him By”

  1. You know Kobe’s a winner because of his choice of words. Words say a lot about the person who’s using them. He’s the last of them. He talked trash and back it up with a win at the end of the game.

    Hate him or love him, his vocabulary speaks more to why he’s a 5x champ than anything else.

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