Kobe Bean Bryant, born in August 23, 1978, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was an American professional basketball player. He helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA to five championships between the period of 2000–02 and 2009–10. His father, Joe, was a professional basketball player who spent eight seasons in the NBA and eight more playing in Italy, where Bryant went to school. Kobe became the second youngest NBA player in history when the 1996–97 seasons opened. EliteColumn brings you some of the best Kobe Bryant quotes.

15 Motivational Kobe Bryant Quotes

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“The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.” – Kobe Bryant

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“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

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“At the end of 2003, my game was complete. Shooting, defense, using the dribble, transition, midrange stuff was all there. Then it was about fine-tuning and trying to improve in each area.” – Kobe Bryant

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“If there were camera phones back in the day, the biggest athletes in the world would have had a lot of explaining to do.” – Kobe Bryant

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“It’s hard for me to grasp the concept of somebody being nervous when I’m talking to them.” – Kobe Bryant

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“I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship.” – Kobe Bryant

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“Eeew, I’d be a little uncomfortable Googling myself. People sit there – and Google themselves ? That’s kind of weird.” – Kobe Bryant

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“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

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“Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.” – Kobe Bryant

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“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

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“It’s disgusting, but my father taught me when your mouth gets dry, just suck the sweat out of your own jersey. There’s no bravado to any of it; it’s just a disgusting little trick.” – Kobe Bryant

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“I’m extremely wilful to win, and I respond to challenges. Scoring titles and stuff like that… it sounds, well, I don’t care how it sounds – to me, scoring comes easy. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.” – Kobe Bryant

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“In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent.” – Kobe Bryant

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“The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven’t had that fear.” – Kobe Bryant

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“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.” – Kobe Bryant

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