Kobe Bryant isn’t only one of the greatest players the NBA’s ever witnessed, but his philosophy surrounding the game is just as legendary.
The Lakers legend had a knack for inspiring people and much of what he said during his life was quotable.
In honor of the Black Mamba’s life and legacy, Twitter is grieving by sharing some of his most memorable words. See some of them below.
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so they can be great in whatever they want to do.”— Tony Dombrowski (@tonydombrowski) January 26, 2020
My favorite Kobe Bryant quote.
Rest In Peace, Kobe.
Your legacy will live forever. pic.twitter.com/aogA9AqIpf
“Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise” - Kobe Bryant— ❁ Roxanne ❁ (@roxaanneee) January 26, 2020
THIS WAS MY SENIOR QUOTE IN HS 🥺 still resonates with me today. I LOVE U KOBE. I’m going to cry all day today
There's a quote from my very 1st interview w Kobe that I've never, ever forgotten.— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) January 26, 2020
"You can’t stop an artist from painting a picture. You can’t slow him down."
He was 19. So confident. So poised.
And now... gone too soon. #RIPhttps://t.co/dKtEqs4yM3
My favorite Kobe quote— Mateo Estrada (@mattmanpadres) January 26, 2020
”I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I want to be Kobe Bryant”
"It’s a long journey but if you focus on the mini milestones along the way you will find beauty in the struggle." — Kobe Bryanthttps://t.co/okjO7vNIci— Thought Catalog (@ThoughtCatalog) January 26, 2020
I’ll not pretend I know anything about basketball, but a quote that he is famous for is one I’ve reflected on tirelessly......— JillyBeanz 💕 (@beanz2809) January 26, 2020
“If you don’t believe in yourself, no-one will do it for you.” - Kobe Bryant #RIPKobeBryant
One of my favorite Kobe Bryant quotes . RIP LEGEND 😔 pic.twitter.com/Q80pUMuk3E— #savetps (@barcarene10) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant was reportedly traveling with four other people in his private helicopter when it crashed Sunday morning.
According to TMZ and confirmed by ESPN, emergency personnel responded but no one survived. Five people are confirmed dead, including, according to TMZ, Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna "GiGi" Maria Onore.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
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