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Kobe Bryant Quotes

The way many people view Kobe Bryant today is a far cry from the way he was looked at when he entered the NBA.

Much has happened over the course of Byrant’s career – on and off the basketball court – that has transformed Bryant from a quiet, hard-to-reach person to more of the rugged type player we normally see in the ranks of basketball.

Whatever one may think of Kobe Bryant, there’s no denying his basketball skills and the way he can completely take over a game, ala Michael Jordan.

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Kobe Bryant Quotes (1-5)

  • “These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”
  • “When I’m finished playing, I want people to say, ‘He handled this well, he kept his cool.”
  • “I felt like when we came back from the All-Star break we needed everybody to feel like they were part of the team, … I’m just trying to do whatever the team needs at any given time.”
  • “You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last.”
  • “I’m not changing my game whatsoever.”
  • Kobe Bryant Quotes (6-10)

  • “Basketball is my refuge, my sanctuary. I go back to being a kid on the playground. When I get here, it’s all good.”
  • “It doesn’t matter to me what place I get traded to. If I was traded someplace — I’d play anywhere.”
  • “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 guy said NBA players are one in a million, … I said, ‘Man, look, I’m going to be that one in a million.”
  • “Sometimes I do wonder what college would have been like. But I made my decision.”
  • Kobe Bryant Quotes (11-15)

  • “I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”
  • “The party’s just getting started. This is where the fun starts.”
  • “It really doesn’t matter to me. We’re just talking about clothes. I can understand what the NBA is trying to do. I love my sneakers, but we’re just talking about clothes.”
  • “You just try to take it one day at a time, … You step on the basketball floor and just play. It’s fun. I’m comfortable with it.”
  • “I know how to play my guard spot, … He can worry about the low post.”
  • Kobe Bryant Quotes (16-20)

  • “You just stay patient, that’s all.”
  • “I’m just right down the middle, man, … It doesn’t matter to me. I’d love him (Phil Jackson) as a coach. It doesn’t matter to me. If they want him here, he’ll be here. If he wants to come, he’ll come, he’ll coach and we’ll go from there.”
  • “The motivation for me is just the game itself, just playing the game the right way and trying to win, compete every time I step out there on the floor. That’s motivation enough for me to go out there and play well.”
  • “You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last.”
  • “I realize now that there’s a strength in dunking that I can use to my advantage. When you dunk all the time it isn’t as demoralizing to the opponent, but when you dunk at a key moment in the game you can use it to change the momentum.”
  • Kobe Bryant Quotes (21-25)

  • “I have my own identity … The whole Michael thing does drive me nuts sometimes because people won’t leave it alone. He’s bald, I have hair. He’s almost 40, I’m 22. Seriously though, I wish people would let it be and let me just be Kobe.”
  • “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’m playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition – that’s what I’ve always wanted.”
  • “What I’m doing right now, I’m chasing perfection.”
  • “As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don’t know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.”
  • Kobe Bryant Quotes (26-30)

  • “I had some shots that I felt like I should’ve made; I just didn’t make them. I’m not going to shoot the ball great every night.”
  • “I’ve pretty much done all I can here and, you know, God will carry me the rest of the way, so I’m pretty comfortable with that.”
  • “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.”
  • “A lot of times things get blown out of proportion in a negative light, especially in the NBA, … But there are a lot of players in the NBA who really care about the community and want to use their basketball-playing ability for a good cause.”
  • “I was just letting the shots fly. You know, I don’t leave any bullets in the chamber.”
  • Kobe Bryant Quotes (31-32)

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

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