Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. He was a 5-time NBA champion, Most Valuable Player in 2008, 2-time Finals MVP, 2-time scoring champion, and has 7 NBA Championship appearances.
Kobe Bryant was one of the most recognizable sports icons on the planet. Kobe yesterday evening died in a helicopter crash together with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria. Nevertheless, his legacy on and off the court will forever live on as he has been a complete idol of the sport.
Here are the 10 memorable Kobe Bryant quotes
“I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan; I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”
“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it is sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”
“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.”
“What people see on court is another side of me; it is not me.”
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
“If you are afraid to fail, then you are probably going to fail.”
“The important thing is that your teammates have to know you are pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”
Gone but not forgotten.