Quotes about kobe (16 Quotes)


    I think women's basketball hinges on not just the play of, but the personalities of, its superstars. I think Courtney and Candace fit that bill. But as far as a head-to-head rivalry, they don't play the position. It's kind of like Kobe and Shaq. It's different. They're both really, really good, but they aren't going to guard each other.

    I knew they were coming here for training camp. He is my favorite basketball player -- smart, intelligent. And he's a good person. For Kobe to accept my invitation is greatly appreciated.

    Look at the Lakers. You saw them with Kobe and Shaq and they won championships together. Then Shaq left and what happened Every action figure needs help, like Batman and Robin. One man doing it all is a fairytale.

    Jordan absolutely loves it. What kind of sold him on it was he heard or found out that this is where Kobe Bryant started playing basketball. He said, 'Mom I want to go to Italy because I want to be just like Kobe. I want to speak Italian. I want to be able to speak more than one language and I want to be a great basketball player.' So I probably have Kobe to thank for that.

    I think he gave the ball up in various points of the year, and I think there's been a fine balance between guys stepping up and making shots and Kobe trusting his teammates. It hasn't got to the point where it's not happening, where I'm disappointed, but there's opportunities that still could be there that have to be exploited even more and we have to recognize that as a team.



    There are still categories that are probably not going to want to attach their name to Kobe whether he rekindles all of that interest and excitement. ... It's no accident that a company like Nike that wants to target kids with their basketball shoes would be on board, whereas family-consumer brands that are more like McDonald's and Sprite are probably still a little reticent to come back into the fold.

    The fact that we are appearing in two consecutive state finals is a tremendous accomplishment. Kobe will always be a part of our legacy. But I think we have proven there is some life after Kobe, and our kids are very proud of that.

    He's very knowledgeable. That's the one advantage that I see in Kobe Bryant's career compared to Michael Jordan. Ten years into Kobe Bryant's career, we're seeing a very polished 27-year-old player who's probably got another seven or eight great years ahead of him.


    I would assume the more aggressive Kobe will be out. I'm sure he'll be trying to still get other guys involved to a certain degree, but I expect him to be looking for his more than last game.


    We didn't bring him here on a gurney. This is not a quick trip to South Beach. He still has the ability to make some big plays, and at the same time he did a great job defending Kobe.

    Wilt scoring 100, to me, that's the greatest thing ever done as far as an individual achievement in the game. I don't think you ever take anything away from that. But what Kobe did in the modern day era is unbelievable to me.

    We have watched a lot of film. When I was coming off the bench, other teams were not paying attention to me and now they are still not trying to play me. I think Kobe and Lamar are doing a great job passing the ball to me when I have a guy sealed.




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