Throwback: 3 times Kobe Bryant quoted the late Nelson Mandela

Throwback: 3 times Kobe Bryant quoted the late Nelson Mandela

Basketball star Kobe Bryant was an inspiration to many for most of his life and he often shared motivational posts - including quotes from Nelson Mandela.

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Over the weekend, the world was shocked by the death of Kobe Bryant - who passed away alongside his daughter in a helicopter crash.

Bryant was a hero to many and he often inspired people on social media. On numerous occasions, the legendary NBA player quoted the late Nelson Mandela. took a look at three times Bryant inspired the world with Madiba's words.

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1. Education quote on Mandela Day

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

2. Madiba's quote on courage

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

3. Sport has the power to change the world

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”

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