Instructive Kobe Bryant Quotes
People just don't understand how obsessed I am with winning.
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.
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.
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 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.
I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be 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.
If you're afraid to fail, then you're probably going to fail.
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.
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.
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.
I'm chasing perfection.
I focus on one thing and one thing only - that's trying to win as many championships as I can.
Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts.
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.
Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they've taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
The important thing is that your teammates have to know you're pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.
I'm reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.