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Kobe Bryant Quotes About Life, Love, Success, Dreams, Happiness and Basketball



Kobe Bryant Quotes

While we slept peacefully on 25th January 2020, none of us thought that on 26th morning we’ll be getting such awful news. On 26th Jan 2020 the world lost a phenomenal basketball legend, Kobe Bryant. 

Kobe Bryant along with other passengers was flying to Thousand Oaks for a basketball game where Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter – Gianna was expected to play and Bryant was to give coaching. Initial information indicated the helicopter was flying under visual flight rules from Jhon Wayne airport in Orange County. By the time the helicopter reached Burbank, the pilot requested to fly under visual flight rules. 

During the pilot’s conversation with air traffic control, they advised the pilot there was a delay due to traffic. The helicopter circled for 12 minutes until air traffic control approved the special visual flight rules. The crash created a crater at 1,085 feet above sea level. Then we all know what happened after that. The world lost 9 people along with Kobe and his daughter who was supposed to be at Oak playing their basketball match. 

So this was Kobe’s unexpected tragic end from life.

Now, Who was Kobe? 

Kobe Bryant, full name, Kobe Bean Bryant, was an American professional basketball player, who helped lead the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Los Angeles Lakers to five championships (2000–02 & 2009–10).

Kobe was born on August 23, 1978, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Kobe was born to Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant.

What Did We Learn from Kobe Bryant’s Accident?

Crazy isn’t it? Nobody (in the flight & rest of the world) thought that the world would lose such precious gems in a severe air crash.

A day before a young daughter and her father were excited about a basketball match and within hours the match became a dark history. 


“Life is just like a coin. One side of the coin is all about happy moments, and good memories and another side of the coin has all the unexpected moments. Nobody knows what side of a coin will show up the next day.”

So be sure to cherish each and every moment of life and live as happily as you can. Because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring for you. 

Just imagine the time when that helicopter was falling uncontrollably from the sky and reaching to the ground. Everyone on the helicopter knew they might not be able to survive. Kobe was lucky to have his daughter beside him. 

Everyday people die and who are not lucky enough to see their families during the last moments. Coming back to Kobe, her daughter was and will be with him forever! 

Do you know what is so special about words? Even if the person is not physically with us, their words always linger in our minds. 

Here are some amazing words said by Kobe Bryant from time to time that will definitely be with us till eternity. 

“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have a 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. Furthermore, 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 Quotes 

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

Kobe Bryant Quotes

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


“The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.” — Kobe Bryant

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

“Life is too short to sit around and hold grudges. It doesn’t make any sense to do it.” — Kobe Bryant

“Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.” — Kobe Bryant

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

“The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.” — 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 Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s Motivational Quotes 

“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.” — Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Motivational Quotes

“You have to work hard in the dark to shine in the light.” — Kobe Bryant


“If you want to win, don’t compete. Because once you decide they are worthy of competing with they have already won.” — Kobe Bryant

“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

“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

“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.” — Kobe Bryant

“Use your success, wealth, and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.” — Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Quotes On Success

“May you always remember to enjoy the road, especially when it’s a hard one.” — Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Quotes On Success

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

“Heroes come and go, but legends are forever.” — Kobe Bryant

“Good coaches tell you where the fish are, great coaches teach you how to find them.” — Kobe Bryant


“The only aspect that can’t change, though, is that obsession.” — Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Quotes About Basketball

“You can manipulate an opponent’s strength and use it against them.” — Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Quotes About Basketball

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.” — Kobe Bryant

“I step on the court, that’s me. I don’t play around. I’m not there to be your best friend. I’m there to destroy you.” — Kobe Bryant

“If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear.” — 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

Best Quotes By Kobe Bryant

“Rest at the end, not in the middle.” — Kobe Bryant

Best Quotes By Kobe Bryant

“If you want to be a better player, you have to prepare, prepare, and prepare some more.” — Kobe Bryant

“Some people, after all, enjoy looking at a watch; others are happier figuring out how the watch works.” — Kobe Bryant

“When everyone else was thinking it was time for bed, his mind was telling him it’s time to get ahead of the competition.”


“The key, though, is being aware of how you’re feeling and how you need to be feeling. It all starts with awareness.” — Kobe Bryant

“A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.” — Kobe Bryant

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“Walk until the darkness is a memory and you become the sun on the next traveller’s horizon.” — Kobe Bryant

“One of the main takeaways was that you have to work hard in the dark to shine in the light.” — Kobe Bryant

“I think the definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you.” — Kobe Bryant

Less Known Facts About Kobe Bryant:

In 2019 Kobe released 1st volume of the children’s fantasy book series, “The Wizards” published through his multimedia content company Granity Studios including his autobiography: The Mamba Mentality: How I Play in 2018. 

Kobe was working with Paulo Coelho on a new children’s book aimed at inspiring underprivileged children to overcome adversity through sports. Soon after Coelho heard of the tragic accident, he deleted the draft they were working on, saying it didn’t make any sense to continue without him. 

Kobe was fluent in Italian and Spanish languages. 


His parents named him after Kobe, Japan’s popular beef which they saw on a restaurant menu. a

Kobe’s nickname is Bean – nicknamed after his dad’s nickname Jellybean which he earned during his time as a basketball player with Philadelphia 76ers. 

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

Kobe Bryant Quotes

The Bottom-Line:

Kobe Bryant was more than a professional basketball player. He was an efficient writer as well.

The poem “Dear Basketball” was written by Bryant, and two years later it served as the basis for a short film of the same name which he also narrated. The work has earned an Academy Award for the best animated short movie. Bryant published The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, in which he explained his approach to basketball; the title reflected a nickname which he gave himself during his days of playing, “The Black Mamba.”

Amazing isn’t it? A basketball player who was also a writer, 2 languages proficient, and what not!

We all spend 2 minutes in silence for our tributes to our loved ones. But this time let’s pay tribute by doing something different. Let’s promise to ourselves that we will always carry Kobe’s legacy and his words and be a better person. 

So let’s share the inspirational Kobe Bryant Quotes Images with our family, friends, and loved ones to make their lives full of inspiration.



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