Top 10 most inspiring quotes by Kobe Bryant
- Everyting negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.
- Each moment of my life I was dreaming of how great I could be, and continued working hard. Each time I closed my eyes I could see me shining bright like a sun.
- Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks and shooting imaginary game-winning shots … I fell in love with you.
- Diligent accumulation of personal wealth is not inherently ungodly so long as it is complemented by equally diligent distribution of personal wealth.
- For us to be the team that got him that historic 10th championship is special for us.
- Everything has a purpose. And that purpose has a story that goes along with it. It just depends on what your passion is.
- Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.
- Basketball is my refuge, my sanctuary. I go back to being a kid on the playground. When I get here, it’s all good.
- Difficulty is a nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who rocks her foster children roughly, but rocks them in strength and athletic proportion. The mind, grappling with great aims and wrestling with mighty impediments, grows by a certain necessity to the stature of greatness.
- Everybody wants to talk about NBA players being selfish and arrogant and individuals. But what you saw today was a team bonding and facing adversity and coming out with a big win.
Kobe Bryant, born on August 23, 1978, and tragically passed away on January 26, 2020, was an iconic American professional basketball player. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Bryant spent his entire 20-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and developed a love for basketball at an early age. He attended Lower Merion High School, where he achieved remarkable success and was recognized as one of the top high school basketball players in the country. After graduating in 1996, he made the decision to forgo college and enter the NBA directly.
At the age of 17, Bryant was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft. However, he was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he would spend the entirety of his professional career. Bryant quickly established himself as a dominant force in the league, showcasing exceptional skills, athleticism, and a fierce competitiveness.
Throughout his career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Lakers, capturing titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010. He was also named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice. Known for his incredible scoring ability, Bryant became renowned for his trademark fadeaway jump shot and his knack for hitting clutch shots in critical moments.
Bryant’s list of accomplishments is extensive. He was an 18-time NBA All-Star, earning the All-Star Game MVP award four times. He won the regular season MVP award in 2008 and was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, representing the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
Off the court, Bryant was known for his tireless work ethic and his commitment to excellence. He was highly respected for his dedication to the game, as well as his leadership skills and basketball IQ. Following his retirement from basketball in 2016, Bryant transitioned to various endeavors, including business ventures, writing, and philanthropy.
Tragically, on January 26, 2020, Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The news of his sudden passing sent shockwaves throughout the world, leading to an outpouring of grief and tributes from fans, fellow athletes, and public figures. Bryant’s legacy as a basketball legend and his impact on the sport will forever be remembered.
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