Kobe Bryant was one of the most competitive players in NBA history. He played to win, and he was a proven winner! Here are some of his memorable quotes:

* Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise!

* Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almost!

* Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses!

* My brain cannot process failure... It WILL not process failure!

* 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!

* I wanna be the best, simple and plain!

* If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear!

* I don't think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship!