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" It's disgusting, but my father taught me when your mouth gets dry, just suck the sweat out of your own jersey. There's no bravado to any of it; it's just a disgusting little trick. "
" The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. "
" The only thing I'm afraid of is bees. I don't like bees. I'm allergic to them. "
" In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball's different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There's a lot of great individual talent. "
" The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I'm out there on the basketball court. "
" I focus on one thing and one thing only - that's trying to win as many championships as I can. "
" Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise. "
" These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess. "
" I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it. "
" I'm chasing perfection. "
" If you're afraid to fail, then you're probably going to fail. "
" The important thing is that your teammates have to know you're pulling for them and you really want them to be successful. "
" I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant. "
" I've played with IVs before, during and after games. I've played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don't miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn't that serious in the first place. "
" I'm extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. Scoring titles and stuff like that... it sounds, well, I don't care how it sounds - to me, scoring comes easy. It's not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can. "
" It's different from being 21 and you think there's endless amount of opportunities. At 33, the ending is much, much closer. "
" What people see on court is another side of me; it's not me. "
" Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I'm still trying to figure it out. "
" If I panic, everyone else panics. "
" People just don't understand how obsessed I am with winning. "
" Magic has five championships. I have five championships. I'm pretty sure we both know what we're doing. "
" I've got four dogs, and I just don't do dog doo. I'm a diva when it comes to that. "
" It's hard for me to grasp the concept of somebody being nervous when I'm talking to them. "
" Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they've taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences. "
" 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. "
" Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style. "
" Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That's what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting. "
" Christmas morning, I'm going to open presents with my kids. I'm going to take pictures of them opening the presents. Then I'm going to come to the Staples Center and get ready to work. "
" I don't talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular. "
" I like playing for the purple and gold. This is where I want to finish up. "
" I'm not the most patient of people. "