He keeps doing it. He keeps making shots. He's a great player and deserves to be called a great player.”
If he gets going, you won’t be able to stop him at all.”
I've always thought he was the best player in basketball. I don't think it's even close."
There's nobody in this league that can guard him.”
I see a lot
of myself in him. No doubt about it.
He has the ability
to take the game over.
When Kobe focuses
in, hes a good defensive player. When he decides hes not going
to give any player anything, he will be the best.
Nobody can guard
Kobe one-on-one. Nobody.
a player in the NBA who has a chance to be Michael Jordan, I believe this
is the one player. He combines the talent with the same incredible work
you look at him and wonder, Whats next?
make his game a personal game anymore.
a lot of high school basketball, but Ive never seen anyone as good
as Kobe was.
a model of what a young player should aspire to be. Year by year he learned
and made his game more solid, and now hes not just a highlight-film
guy but an accomplished NBA player.
“Kobe's range is unreal, and he does it his way.”
"He takes the type of shots where you don't think
they're going in, but suddenly he's rolling, so he's kind of hard to stop.”
He's learned how to become a leader in a way in which people want to follow him. That's really important for him to have learned that because he knew that he had to give to get back in return, and so he's become a giver rather than just a guy that's a demanding leader. That's been great for him and great to watch.''
"We have a deep-seated respect for each other. I
marvel at this young man's competitive drive to reach excellence all the
time and what he puts into every game, his ability to drive his team forward
and make the game competitive night after night even when we've had disappointing
a well balanced young man. Hes always stayed focused on what is