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Remembering Kobe Bryant's Wise Words About Life: "The Biggest Mistake We Make In Our Life Is Thinking We Have Time."

Remembering Kobe Bryant's Wise Words About Life: "The Biggest Mistake We Make In Our Life Is Thinking We Have Time."

The NBA lost an icon in Kobe Bryant 2 years ago, when he tragically passed away along with his daughter Gianna and 7 others in a helicopter crash in California. Kobe was an inspiration to several of today's athletes and NBA fans worldwide, thanks to his tenacious mentality and single-minded focus on winning. 

Bryant was a reflective person, and one so dedicated to being the best at whatever he did, that his eloquence off the court was just as smooth as his jumper on it. There are several pieces of wisdom that Kobe imparted to people, be they fellow NBA players or the fans watching in general. One that stands out is sadly the most ironic, considering his untimely passing. 

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Kobe Bryant: "The biggest mistake we make in our life is thinking we have time."

The quote is enough to soften the hardest hearts, considering how, Kobe Bryant passed away at just the age of 41. At the start of a new chapter in his life, the Mamba was tragically taken away in a way that neither he nor anyone else could have foreseen. However, his quote then becomes an inspiration for the people reading it, as Kobe Bryant lived the sort of life in 41 years that almost no one else manages even if they live to be 100 years old.

Kobe Bryant often spoke about the fleeting nature of life, explaining once in a very famous 2008 interview that life was meant to be enjoyed on account of how short it is. 

“Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling.”

Kobe Bryant was a 5-time NBA champion and 18-time NBA All-Star, but his greatest legacy remains in the words of wisdom he imparted for those that followed him. Kobe had a stellar career and similarly glamorous life, but through all of it, his work ethic and his passion for everything he did is what really stood out. Even though basketball lost him 2 years ago, Kobe will always stay in the hearts and minds of those that follow the NBA.