For any of you that know me, you know I’m a huge Lakers fan. Growing up I idolized the Kobe-Shaq Lakers and dreamed of one day playing basketball in my adult years. That dream never came true but I always remained an avid fan. Through the years I saw Kobe Bryant become one of the best players to ever play the game. He has had a great deal of success, winning 5 NBA championships, two finals MVPs and 1 NBA league MVP. Self nicknamed the “Black Mamba,” he had an incredible 20 year career and is known for his killer on court instinct and holding himself and his teammates to a higher standard.
Now I present you with some of my favorite KB24 quotes for your motivational and inspirational pleasure.
“…It’s just a matter of the pieces that you have around you and what you can do to elevate everybody else.”
“I’m chasing perfection.”
“My brain . . . It cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death.”
“The most important thing is, you must put everybody on notice that you’re here, and you are for real. I’m not a player that is just going to come and go. I’m not a player that is going to make an All-Star team one time, two times. I’m here to be an all-time great. Once I made that commitment and said, “I want to be one of the greatest ever”, then the game became everything for me.”
“I’m playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition – that’s what I’ve always wanted.”
“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. 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.”
“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”
“These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”
“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.”
I hope these help to inspire you, like they inspire me. Do you have a favorite Black Mamba quote?
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