Kobe Bryant will always remain an icon. Period.
Despite his untimely demise, his commitment to the sport of basketball, his genius, and his passion towards all he did will always inspire millions across the world.
On this unfortunate day, here are a few quotes by the legend himself on life, sports, commitment, resilience, and leadership that will motivate you like never before.
“Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.”
“A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.”
“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.”
“The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.”
“If you want to be great 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 most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.”
I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.”
“The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”
“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.”
Don’t these words prove why this man was called a genius?