8 Kobe quotes to inspire you on your path to success

Kobe Bryant at the American Film Institute 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at the Dolby Theater on June 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA

No matter what you want to be successful at, it always helps to be inspired. Kobe Bean Bryant was an inspirational figure in the world of professional basketball and beyond. In 1996, the then 17-year-old Bryant made the jump from high school to the NBA. He was drafted with the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, traded on the the same day, and spent his entire 20-year career as a Los Angeles Laker. Bryant was an 18x NBA All-Star, 5x NBA Champion, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x NBA Finals MVP, and won an NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2008. And don’t forget he won an Oscar at the 2018 Academy Awards, for his short film, Dear Basketball. Tragically, he was one of nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning in California. As fans worldwide mourn the death of the basketball legend, let’s take a look at 8 memorable quotes from the man who wore both #8 and #24 during his time on the court…

  • “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.”
  • “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win”
  • “The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”
  • “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”
  • “Dedication sees dreams come true.”
  • “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.”
  • “Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.”
  • “When we are saying this cannot be accomplished, this cannot be done, then we are short-changing ourselves. 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 are a failure,’ I think that is almost worse than dying.”
John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details