The 10 Most Inspiring Kobe Bryant Quotes

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One of the most iconic NBA players ever, Kobe Bryant, is a basketball player turned entrepreneur who mentors and persuades his fans to take gigantic leaps towards their goals the way he did straight to the hoop and now into big ideas.

If theirs one athlete who understands success and achievement, it’s definitely Kobe Bryant. The man is simply a hunter and he does not give up or slow down whatsoever. In the prime of his career, and especially during playoff runs, he would cut off everyone from his life, even family, to get tunnel vision focus and preparation. Kobe takes things the extra mile, he works the long nights and he trains insane to make the dream a guaranteed result.

Let’s take a look at the greatest Kobe Bryant quotes ever that will give you a dose of motivation to never be fully satisfied, to let negativity fuel you and to push through any pain.

10 Inspirational 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.” – Kobe Bryant


“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


“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant

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


“If you make it, great. If you miss it, what’s there to be afraid of?” – 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


“Listen to how everyone is talking about you. You have to use it as fuel for motivation.” – Kobe Bryant

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“There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” – Kobe Bryant


“Love me or hate me. It’s one or the other. Always has been. Hate my game, my swagger. Hate my fadeaway, my hunger. Hate that I’m a veteran, a champion. Hate that. Hate it with all your heart. And hate that I’m loved for the exact same reasons.” – Kobe Bryant


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

Bonus Kobe Byrant Quote:

“I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

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