“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.”Kobe Bryant, Muse: The Kobe Bryant Documentary
Kobe Bryant aka the Black Mamba was the reason I started playing basketball during my teenage years.
However, on 26th January 2020, the world lost Kobe Bryant when his helicopter crashed in the hills above Calabasas.
Gianna, his beloved 13-year-old daughter was also on board along with 7 others who died when the helicopter burst into flames.
You do not have to be an LA Lakers fan to be shocked by this news. The 5 times world champion and possibly one of the very top NBA players had given his absolute best.
To celebrate Kobe’s legacy, I have consolidated some of the most inspiring quotes over his career and recent retirement so we can learn several crucial life lessons imparted from an aspiring legend."Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success." ~ Kobe Bryant Click To Tweet
7 of the Best Kobe Bryant Quotes
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
“Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.”
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”
“I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.”
“The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.”
“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.”
“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.”
Most Inspiring Kobe Bryants Quotes
"The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real." ~ Kobe Bryant Click To Tweet
“If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. 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.”Kobe Bryant
“Either way, I refuse to change what I am. A lion has to eat. Run with me or run from me.” ~ Kobe Bryant Click To Tweet
“Dedication sees dreams come true.”Kobe Bryant
“The biggest dreams aren’t fueled by belief. They’re fueled by doubt.” ~ Kobe Bryant Click To Tweet
“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.”Kobe Bryant
“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.” ~ Kobe Bryant Click To Tweet
“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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Though Kobe isn’t with us today, his words live on forever.
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