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    12 Videos Of Kobe Bryant That Show What A Motivational Icon He Was

    RIP Mamba.

    Earlier today the world lost a legend when Kobe Bryant died, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Throughout his career, Kobe touched the lives of countless people — and provided endless motivation and inspiration that we can all use, whether on or off the court.

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    1. Take a look below at some of his most inspiring video moments:

    2. When Kobe talked about how "the most important thing in life is how your career moves and touches those around you":

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    3. When he broke down how basketball is a metaphor for life:

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    4. When he said if he had the ability to turn back time he would "never use it" because "then every moment that you go through means absolutely nothing because you can always go back and do it again":

    This interviews even more harder to watch now but Kobe knew what he was saying... #RIPkobe #mamba

    5. When he talked about how important it is for young women to have representation and strong role models:

    Over the last couple years, I’ve watched a lot of Kobe interviews. There’s always great insights to his work ethic & mindset The thing that has always stuck out to me is how much he would talk about his daughters & the importance of being a dad. Prayers🙏🏼

    6. When he talked about how he balances work with his family time:

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    7. When he wouldn't settle for any less than he expected of himself:

    My favorite Interview from Kobe Bryant. Forever MAMBA MENTALITY. 24. 💔

    8. When he revealed how he holds everyone on his team accountable:

    9. When he talked about how he wants people to remember him as a "talented overachiever":

    Words to live by from Kobe’s final post game interview with his great friend Jim Gray #ripkobe

    10. When he announced his retirement with a moving poem, which was set to an Oscar-winning animated short film, Dear Basketball:

    This animated short about #Kobe won an Oscar last year. Watching it will give you chills. "My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it's time to say goodbye. And that's OK. I'm ready to let you go." RIP

    11. When he talked about how working hard is "actually the dream":

    "Those times when you get up early and you work hard. Those times you stay up late and you work hard. Those times when you don't feel like working. You're too tired. You don't want to push yourself, but you do it anyway... That is actually the dream." - @kobebryant

    12. When he talked about how he isn't afraid of death:

    During a conversation in 2016, Kobe Bryant discussed his relationship with death. "You can't have life without death. You can't have light without dark."

    13. And, most importantly, when he talked about how important it is to enjoy life:

    Rip #KobeBryant one of the modern day legend is no more today who passed in unusual way. May his soul Rest In Peace. This is one of the best interview from you #KobyBryant #KobeByrant #Kobe4ever #Kobe

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