Top 30 Most Powerful Kobe Bryant Quotes

Top 30 Most Powerful Kobe Bryant Quotes

Last Updated on August 3, 2021 by The Unbounded Thinker

Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020), an American professional basketball player, is regarded as the most talented and successful basketball player of all time. Kobe had a net worth of $600 million and won five NBA championships. He was revered by great authors, musicians, and sportspeople. American rappers such as Drake claimed to have a close relationship with him.

Besides being a basketball player, Kobe Bryant appeared in several movies and wrote the poem, ‘Dear Basketball,’ which many people loved.  He also wrote a book: The Mamba Mentality, and he is remembered for helping young athletes in sports.

I watched Kobe Bryant’s interviews to discover the primary reasons for his success. I then noted down the following amazing quotes.


  1. ‘You can do whatever you want, but you have to put in the work to get there.’
  2. ‘I had a purpose. I wanted to be one of the best basketball players to ever play, and anything else that was outside of that lane, I didn’t have time for.’
  3.  ‘You start with where you want your game to be.’
  4. ‘I had a dream and goals that I want to accomplish. If I didn’t accomplish those goals, I had to ask myself why.’
  5. ‘The most important thing is to try to inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.’
  6. ‘Failure doesn’t exist. It’s a figment of your imagination
  7. ‘It makes sense to get up and start your day early because you can get more work done.’
  8. ‘If you wake up in the morning and you are dreading going to work, do something else.’
  9. ‘The key factor for me wasn’t whether or not I was ready; it was the fact that if I wasn’t ready, I was determined to figure out how to get ready.’
  10. ‘Confidence comes from preparation.’
  11. ‘The worst possible thing you’ll ever do is to stop and not to learn.’
  12. ‘Be yourself.’
  13. ‘Find five minutes of quiet time. Five minutes for you to be mindful and to just sit and find that inner voice and listen to the self.’
  14. If you have to get up every single morning and remind yourself how hard you need to work, you probably need to choose a different profession.’
  15. I made a promise to myself that I was going to work hard every single day so that when I do retire, I have no regrets.’
  16. It’s exciting when you win or lose because whether you win or lose, you’ll find things that you could have done better.’
  17. ‘If your job is to try to be the best basketball player you can be, you have to practice, and you have to train.’
  18. ‘The results don’t really matter. Look at how you deal with the inner challenges, the kind of self-negotiation that takes place inside your heads.’
  19. ‘I don’t play basketball to win or lose. I play basketball to figure things out or to learn something.
  20. ‘I meditate every day, and I do it in the morning. I think it’s important because it sets me up for the rest of the day.’
  21. ‘Every day of practice for me was really trying to annihilate everybody that I was playing against.’
  22. ‘It’s not a matter of pushing beyond your limitations or expectations. It’s really a matter of protecting your dreams and imagination. When you do that, the world seems limitless.’ 
  23. ‘The trick is finding what you love to do.’
  24. I used everything to learn to become a better basketball player.
  25. Life is a journey of evolution. Every day involves constant improvement and curiosity.
  26. ‘I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant’
  27. ‘It’s the consistency of the work. Monday, get better. Tuesday, get better, Wednesday, get better, and you do that over a period of time, not like one month or two months. It’s three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten years. And then you get to where you want to go.’
  28. ‘Emotions come and go; the most important thing is to accept them all.
  29.  ‘Choose what to do with your emotions and avoid being controlled by them.’
  30. ‘You start with where you want your game to be, what will make your game most unstoppable or hard to deal with, and now you work backward from there.’

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