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Kobe Bryant Quotes to learn that mamba mentality you have been hearing around on the internet whenever it’s about Kobe Bryant.

Mamba Mentality is the motto of Kobe Bryant, we all know that, but what does Mamba Mentality mean? many of you are unaware of that for sure.

In Kobe Bryant’s word, Mamba Mentality means –

“Mamba mentality is an approach than anything else. It’s about attacking what’s in front of you with purpose and passion, without fear and doubt, and without an ounce of quit. No matter what it is, good or bad; success or failure that’s your approach. That is what it means to have mamba mentality.

Even after his death, his Mamba Mentality is a constant source of inspiration for many of his fans, especially on Instagram with so many cool reels made on him.

Bryant was not new to Basketball since his father was also a pro basketball player and Kobe is known to start shooting hoops when he was just three years old and also earned national recognition in his high school days.

Many may not know that Kobe was once seriously accused fro sexual assault in 2003, but later all the charges were dropped.

Best Kobe Bryant Quotes

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.

Kobe Bryant Quotes Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.

This is the minute I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.

The best possible thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.

Kobe Bryant Quotes Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts

Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.

I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.

I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.

Kobe Bryant Quotes I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose

I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

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The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.

A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.

The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.

Kobe Bryant Quotes The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win

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.

If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.

Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.

Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.

We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.

Kobe Bryant Quotes We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it

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

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The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.

Short Inspirational Kobe Bryant Quotes

Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache…

Kobe Bryant Quotes Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache…

I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way, or out of it.

We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.

Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.

It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.

Dedication sees dreams come true.

Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.

There’s no need to get too crazy or bent out of shape. There are still challenges every day. But I’m still having fun. I was born to play this game. I still love it.

Love that kids are building confidence on and off the court and unlocking their potential through sport.

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.

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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.

I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant Quotes I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.

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 beauty of coaching is growing the players from the ground up. That journey continues.

These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.

You are like fine wine baby ti amo per sempre.

Leadership is lonely … I’m not going to be afraid of confrontation to get us to where we need to go.

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Use your success, wealth, and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.

Not even in my dreams. That was something that just happened. It’s tough to explain. It’s just one of those things.

I got one more than Shaq. So you can take that to the bank.

Kobe Bryant Quotes I got one more than Shaq. So you can take that to the bank

When I have the chance to guard Michael Jordan, I want to guard him. I want him. It’s the ultimate challenge.

Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.

A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.

Losing is losing, there aren’t different degrees of losing. You either win a championship or you’re sh–. It’s very black & white to me.

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

After all, greatness is not for everybody.

If I wanted to play, I’d still be playing for the Lakers. The health thing I could’ve figured out…I just don’t want to play anymore.

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May you always remember to enjoy the road, especially when it’s a hard one.

You guys know how I am. I don’t forget anything.

If you do not believe in yourself no one will do it for you.

Kobe Bryant Quotes If you do not believe in yourself no one will do it for you

From the beginning, I wanted to be the best. I had a constant craving, a yearning, to improve and be the best.

I saw you come in and I wanted you to know that it doesn’t matter how hard you work, that I’m willing to work harder than you.

I never needed any external forces to motivate me.

To Jay Williams asking about his work ethic after a Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers regular season game:

I saw you come in and I wanted you to know that it doesn’t matter how hard you work, that I’m willing to work harder than you.

Long Kobe Bryant Quotes

If you want to be exceptional at something, there’s a choice you have to make. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be.

The message was that if you want to win championships, you have to let people focus on what they do best while you focus on what you do best. For me, that was rebounding, running the floor, and blocking shots.

The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.

We psyche ourselves up too much. Like if you try to talk yourself into, ‘Oh, this is a big moment, this is a big shot,’ you’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself. You’ve shot that shot hundreds and thousands of times. Just shoot another one.

I never looked at [basketball] as work. I didn’t realize it was work until my first year in the NBA. When I came around, I was surrounded by other professionals and I thought basketball was going to be everything to them and it wasn’t. And I was like, ‘This is different.’ I thought everybody was so obsessive about the game like me. It was like, no? Oh, that’s hard work. I get it now.

There’s nothing truly to be afraid of, when you think about it … Because I’ve failed before, and I woke up the next morning, and I’m OK. People say bad things about you in the paper on Monday, and then on Wednesday, you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve seen that cycle, so why would I be nervous about it happening?

I want to see if I can. I don’t know if I can. I want to find out. I want to see. 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.

I want to learn how to become the best basketball player in the world. And if I’m going to learn that, I gotta learn 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.

There’s a big misconception where people thinking winning or success comes from everybody putting their arms around each other and singing kumbaya and patting them on the back when they mess up, and that’s just not reality. If you are going to be a leader, you are not going to please everybody. You have to hold people accountable. Even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable.

We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with making that decision.

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.

The last time I was intimidated was when I was 6 years old in karate class. I was an orange belt and the instructor ordered me to fight a black belt who was a couple years older and a lot bigger. I was scared s–less. I mean, I was terrified and he kicked my ass. But then I realized he didn’t kick my ass as bad as I thought he was going to and that there was nothing really to be afraid of. That was around the time I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.

I see the beauty in getting up in the morning and being in pain because I know all the hard work that it took to get to this point. So, I’m not, I’m not sad about [retiring]. I’m very appreciative of what I’ve had.

Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling.

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.

When you make a choice and say, ‘Come hell or high water, I am going to be this,’ then you should not be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that is intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that … when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time, because it has been [in your mind] the whole time.

I had to organize things. So I created the ‘Black Mamba’. So Kobe has to deal with these issues, all the personal challenges. The Black Mamba steps on the court and does what he does. I’m destroying everybody that steps on the court.

I’ve shot too much from the time I was 8 years old. But ‘too much’ is a matter of perspective. Some people thought Mozart had too many notes in his compositions. Let me put it this way: I entertain people who say I shoot too much. I find it very interesting. Going back to Mozart, he responded to critics by saying there were neither too many notes or too few. There were as many as necessary.

Be sad. Be mad. Be frustrated. Scream. Cry. Sulk. When you wake up you will think it was just a nightmare only to realize it’s all too real. You will be angry and wish for the day back, the game back THAT play back. But reality gives nothing back and nor should you.”

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