Kobe Bryant was not just about basketball – he could talk a lot about life, success and the Barcelona football club.
As it was fairly noted by Barcelona, Kobe Bryant was an « exemplary athlete both on and off the basketball court ».
We have picked his best quotes about life, sport, soccer and Lionel Messi.
About soccer essence:
« It’s strategic. Upon receiving the ball you already have to have a good idea of what you’re reading in front of you and what the next move is. »
About Leo Messi:
« Messi is one of the best athletes of all time. His tenacity, the intelligence in which he plays, his skills put him head and shoulders above the rest. »
About challenging times for Barcelona (January 2019):
« Barca are going through their transition period, changing managers, there’s a lot of questions to be answered. But I think they will figure it out. »
« Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones. »
« 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. »
« My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40. »
« Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success. »