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25 Kobe Bryant Quotes About Living Like A Champion

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He is one of the greatest basketball players ever. He is 3rd on overall career points. He has won 5 NBA Championships, he was named NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008. He holds numerous NBA records and is one of the most widely recognized NBA stars worldwide. He is Kobe Bryant and here are his best quotes throughout the years.

25 Kobe Bryant Quotes About Living Like a Champion

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

2. “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

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

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

5. “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

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.” – Kobe Bryant

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

8. “I’ve played with IVs before, during and after games. 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 don’t miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn’t that serious in the first place.” – Kobe Bryant

9. “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

10. “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 BryantKobe Bryant quotes on laziness success and understanding

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

12. “I’m chasing perfection.” – Kobe Bryant

13. “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

14. “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

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

16. “I draw from the crowd a lot.” – Kobe Bryant

17. “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

18. “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

19. “Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe BryantKobe Bryant quotes on negativity challenges and opportunities

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

21. “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

22. “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” – Kobe Bryant

23. “The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real. I’m not a player that is just going to come and go. I’m not a player that is going to make an All-Star team one time, two times. I’m here to be an all-time great. Once I made that commitment and said, ‘I want to be one of the greatest ever’, then the game became everything for me.” . – Kobe Bryant

24. “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.” – Kobe Bryant

25. “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.” – Kobe Bryant

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  1. Lawrence Berry

    July 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I love these quotes by Kobe Bryant, especially the picture quotes. I dont understand lazy people, we dont speak the same language. This is exactly how I feel. The lazy people are usually the ones who are the most unhappy in life. It may seem like they are living the life, sitting on the couch watch t.v. all the time, but that type of life has no purpose or meaning to it. You have to have some type of progress in your life to experience true happiness.

    • Cris Nikolov

      July 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Depends, sometimes it’s okay to be lazy, but when it comes to sports, it’s definitely not an option and yes I totally agree with you that in order to live a happy life there must be constant progress and growth, otherwise people get stuck!

      • D

        August 1, 2015 at 11:10 am

        I don’t believe you need progress and growth to be happy… IMO progress is unlinked to happiness. I’m sure some are happy with their laziness and whatever they have. And this is it, feeling good in the present, mind connected to the body. And what meaning… Meaning is often distorted by language interpretations, isn’t the human brain acting LIKE it was needing purpose ? But purpose exists only in the language of the mind, purpose is a conception of the future and happiness is a moment in time.

        • Cris Nikolov

          August 1, 2015 at 11:57 am

          Nice point of view, but I think that happiness and growth are tightly linked to each other, I am not speaking about career growth, also some lazy people make progress as well, sometimes even faster then others, and that’s why they have the privilege to be lazy, haha!

      • D

        August 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        Career progress has nothing to do with the root of happiness, Absolutely agreed. But even spiritual growth, I mean, can’t children and babies be happy human beings !? Or is spiritual evolution a damn steep roller-coaster ?

  2. D

    August 1, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Nonetheless, I have to say thanks for this website ! The content is inspiring, the design has a good style, it is sure helping people to work things out. And I know this is hard work putting all of this together, a great initiative. But I’m not too found of Kobe

    Some successful people, lazy or or not, are gifted (often parents support, knowledge or genes), like Kobe. He at least acknowledge his parents support. No doubt he has a great physical consciousness and health but maturity ? His credibility is seriously compromised saying ” I have absolutely no filter. I have no problem saying what the hell I think of someone” it’s in no way a valid advise on how to behave in society (how old was he when he said this ?). As for “I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can”… I’d like to point out Shaq’ working on “inside the NBA” TV show jokes 🙂 seems to be much happier than Kobe working on championships.

    • Cris Nikolov

      August 1, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      It’s not like Kobe is a role-model, he is just a competitor by nature. What I mean is you shouldn’t really watch him off the court, and his quotes are mostly related to sports.

      • D

        August 2, 2015 at 9:58 am

        It’s worth to mention, thanks Cris !

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