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The motivation for me is just the game itself, just playing the game the right way and trying to win, compete every time I step out there on the floor. That's motivation enough for me to go out there and play well.

KOBE BRYANT, interview, Feb. 15, 2004

I have my own identity ... The whole Michael thing does drive me nuts sometimes because people won't leave it alone. He's bald, I have hair. He's almost 40, I'm 22. Seriously though, I wish people would let it be and let me just be Kobe.

KOBE BRYANT, interview, Mar. 2001

You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last.

KOBE BRYANT, interview, Mar. 1, 2005

I realize now that there's a strength in dunking that I can use to my advantage. When you dunk all the time it isn't as demoralizing to the opponent, but when you dunk at a key moment in the game you can use it to change the momentum.

KOBE BRYANT, interview, Mar. 2001

Life is too short to sit around and hold grudges; it doesn't make any sense to do it.

KOBE BRYANT, Seattle Times, Nov. 13, 2005

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.

KOBE BRYANT, attributed, Team Work: Rediscovering the Essence of Basketball

It doesn't matter to me what place I get traded to. If I was traded someplace -- I'd play anywhere.

KOBE BRYANT, interview, Feb. 15, 2004


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