I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan,
I only want to be Kobe Bryant.
I'm chasing perfection.
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 fundamentalsand 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.
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.
Magic has five championships. I have five championships.
I'm pretty sure we both know what we're doing.
Everything negative — pressure,
challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.
每件負面的事 – 壓力、挑戰 – 都是一個讓我提升的機會。
These young guys are playing checkers.
I'm out there playing chess.
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 love going one-on-one with someone.
That's what I do. I've never lost. It's a whole different game,
just to have them right in front of you and be able to do
whatever you want.