Memorable quotes from basketball legend Kobe Bryant

  • Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players of all time
  • Bryant once said “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses”
  • He also shared about having a positive attitude, “You have to keep going”

American basketball player Kobe Bryant is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all-time due to his incredible skill in playing the sport. Many people credit his relentless work ethic and drive as contributor to his success.

As tribute to the legend, let us look at some of the most inspiring and memorable quotes from Bryant.

Image by Kobe Bryant via Facebook

While attending a karate class when he was six-year-old, he vied against an older and bigger opponent but soon realized that his opponent wasn’t doing as he expected. Here, he realized “Intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.”

Bryant continuously work hard every day and does not want laziness to come in the way, “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.”

The American basketball player also shared about having a positive attitude, “Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going.”

He sees mini-milestones and a day-to-day incremental progress to doing simple things as ways to become better. “You grow with each mini milestone and you will come back a better player for it.”

Adding that breaking down huge objectives into tiny chunks is necessary, “I’m going to do what I always do: I’m going to break it down to its smallest form, smallest detail, and go after it. Day by day, one day at a time.”

The legend also once gave importance to learning only from the best, “Kids go to school to be doctors or lawyers, so forth and so on and that’s where they study. My place to study is from the best.”

Image by Kobe Bryant via Instagram

And failure to him is unacceptable, “My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure,’ I think that is worse, that is almost worse than death.”

The former Los Angeles Lakers star is not just an inspiration in court but also with the wisdom he shared to us regarding overcoming obstacles. May the Black Mamba continuously live in our hearts, as we should always look back and remember the legendary journey of this man from Pennsylvania.

Image by Kobe Bryant via Instagram