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45 Kobe Bryant Quotes About Life (BLACK MAMBA)

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Top 10 BEST Kobe Bryant Quotes on Success and Leadership (INSPIRATIONAL)

“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
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.
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.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.
Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.
Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

35 Motivational Kobe Bryants Quotes on Teamwork and Winning (MAMBA MENTALITY)

Leave everything on the court. Leave the game better than you found it. And when it comes time for you to leave, leave a legend. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Leave everything on the court. Leave the game better than you found it. And when it comes time for you to leave, leave a legend.
We don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
We don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
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 #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.
A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.
The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.
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. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
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.

“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
We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will do it for you. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will do it for you.
Sports is such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me - camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Sports is such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me – camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way - you were either in my way, or out of it. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way – you were either in my way, or out of it.
We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.
Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.

Dedication sees dreams come true.”

Kobe Bryant
It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly. - Kobe Bryany #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.
This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.
Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache… - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache…
The odd thing is that I wound up learning more about the world around me by having a singular focus inside of me. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
The odd thing is that I wound up learning more about the world around me by having a singular focus inside of me.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
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. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
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.
Some people wanted me to come back down to earth. To come down to their level.To relax. But I couldn’t. It wasn’t in my DNA. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Some people wanted me to come back down to earth. To come down to their level.To relax. But I couldn’t. It wasn’t in my DNA.
Because to go where others have never gone, you have to do what others have never done. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Because to go where others have never gone, you have to do what others have never done.

“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
Be willing to sacrifice anything, but compromise nothing in your quest to be your best. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Be willing to sacrifice anything, but compromise nothing in your quest to be your best.
The biggest dreams aren’t fueled by belief. They’re fueled by doubt. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
The biggest dreams aren’t fueled by belief. They’re fueled by doubt.
Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.
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 #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.
Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.
No matter what the injury - unless it's completely debilitating - I'm going to be the same player I've always been. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been.
I've played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. - Kobe Bryant #kobebryant #nba #success #life #quotes
I’ve played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball.

“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

Conclusion: Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Kobe Bryant Career Stats - Infographic

Kobe Bryant (commonly known as the Black Mamba) was the reason I started playing basketball.

Unfortunately, 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.

Further reading:

To celebrate Kobe’s legacy, I have consolidated some of the most uplifting quotes so you can be inspired by the Black Mamba’s life philosophy.

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Though Kobe isn’t with us today, his words live on forever.

If you enjoyed these quotes, I’d be very grateful if you’d help spread the legacy by emailing it to a friend or sharing it on Twitter or Facebook.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Jeremiah Say

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