On January 26th 2020, Kobe Bryant tragically lost his life alongside daughter Gianna in a helicopter accident in Los Angeles, California.
A year later, fans are still mourning the death of “Black Mamba” with social media being flooded with outpourings of support for his wife Vanessa Bryant and their children.
We’ve put together 15 of the best and most motivational Kobe Bryant quotes about life, basketball and what it takes to be a champion.
Kobe Bryant quotes about life
“This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.”
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.”
“The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.”
“The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.”
“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”
“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.”
“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 quotes about success
“We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.”
“I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way, or out of it.”
“Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.”
“A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.”
“Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.”
“My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.”
“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.”