Kobe Bean Bryant  is an American former professional basketball player. Here are 24 Motivational Kobe Bryant Quotes that will surely inspire and  uplift you.

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

2. “As I sit here now, when I take off my shoe and I look down at my scar, I see beauty in it. I see all the hard work, all the sacrifices. I see the journey that it took to get back to this point of being healthy. And I see beauty in that struggle. That’s what makes it beautiful.” – Kobe Bryant

3. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant

4. “There’s certain players that I’ve made cry. If I can make you cry by being sarcastic, then I really don’t want to play with you in the playoffs.” – Kobe Bryant

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

6. “There’s a choice that we have to make as people, as individuals. If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with making that decision.” – Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Quotes

7. “I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.” – Kobe Bryant

8. “Are you willing to push the right buttons even if it means being perceived as the villain? … I’d rather be perceived as a winner than a good teammate. I wish they both went hand in hand all the time but that’s just not reality. … I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success.” – Kobe Bryant

9. “People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.” – Kobe Bryant

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.” – Kobe Bryant

11. “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

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

Kobe Bryant Quotes

13. “I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.” – Kobe Bryant

14. “Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.” – Kobe Bryant

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

16. “Better learn not to talk to me. You shake the tree, a leopard’s gonna fall out.” – Kobe Bryant

17. “What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.” – Kobe Bryant

18. “I’m chasing perfection.” – Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Quotes

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

20. “The people who truly know me know what I’m like. There have been people who try to say things that aren’t fair, and I check them. And then they don’t like me because I checked them.” – Kobe Bryant

21. “The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.” – Kobe Bryant

22. “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.” – Kobe Bryant

23. “This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.” – Kobe Bryan

24. “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


Best Kobe Bryant Quotes

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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.
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Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
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This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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