Kobe Bryant Quotes

39 Kobe Bryant quotes:

"It really doesn't matter to me. We're just talking about clothes. I can understand what the NBA is trying to do. I love my sneakers, but we're just talking about clothes."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Clothes Quotes
"[The circumstances were enough to lead Bryant, who has had to be more vocal as the official leader of the Lakers for the first time, to have a few words before the road trip began.] Before we left, ... I told the guys, 'I don't know about you, but I'm excited about this trip. We all know what people are saying, that by the time we get back from this trip we'll be out of the number eight spot. Well, this is our chance. Let's do something special.'"
"That is experience and age. They are veterans and knowing what they need to do within their system to maximize the whole. They have guys who are extremely talented."
"I didn't even know the record existed until a couple of days ago. I never, in my wildest dreams, dreamed of being in such great company like Elgin. There have been a lot of great players in this franchise and I have learned a lot from some of them."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"He's such a quiet kid. That was the most emotion we've seen out of him all year. I think he was waiting for this moment to go in and compete against Shaquille. I had the same thing when I first came into the league (in 1996) and competed against Michael (Jordan)."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40."
"There's been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that's simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we've won when I score 10."
"It's a huge honor. I'm very proud to be a part of the team and us trying to gain back what we feel is ours -- and that's the gold medal."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"I absolutely hate it. I just hate it. I don't want to hear any comparisons between me and him. Enough is enough. He had a brilliant career, obviously, one of the greatest careers ever, if not the greatest, and I'm here playing with my team and we're trying to do great things. Just let the past be the past. Just embrace what I'm doing. Stop trying to compare it to what he did. Just enjoy what's going on now."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"It's such a learning curve. Once you start getting it, it usually comes at the end of the season. Everybody is pretty much in rhythm and in tune with one another, and then you start playing better."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Learning Quotes
"The guy said NBA players are one in a million, ... I said, 'Man, look, I'm going to be that one in a million.'"
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"If you hear (evacuees) talk on television, it seems that they have a feeling on top of the emotional devastation that they're on an island by themselves. As Americans, we rally around our people. We're going (to Houston) to let them know that we care for them and will be there to support them."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Television Quotes
"His strength is really to get everybody on the same page, ... He's masterful at doing it. We're just going to follow his lead. Anybody who wins that many championships puts the opposition in a defensive position."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Strength Quotes
"When I was 14 or 15 he started cheating. He'd elbow me in the mouth, rip my lip open."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Cheating Quotes
"We're a really young team that comes into this hostile environment playing against a championship contender. And we didn't play well. I mean, at all. And we found ourselves in a position where we should've won this ballgame."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Environment Quotes
"It doesn't bother me at all. Do I hold any hard feelings? Not at all, ... Life is too short to sit around and hold grudges. I don't hold any whatsoever."
Author: Bryant Quotes Category: Feelings Quotes
"I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot."
"I dont want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant."
"Phil and I kind of have an understanding, ... A lot of things are said without being said. I'm the type of person, I can just move on from something."
"[? In their summary of the conversation, police said Bryant told them that he should have paid the woman to keep quiet -- and mentioned another NBA player who he said had done that. Bryant said the player would pay women] not to say anything, ... treats a woman with respect, therefore, they shouldn't say anything."

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