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Kobe Bryant compared himself to a great white shark and said he could’ve scored 90 points in his last Lakers game

Come read the most peak Kobe quotes of all-time.

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Kobe Bryant has always been a little bit different. The now-retired Los Angeles Lakers superstar spent his career drawing inspiration not just from his opponents and critics alike, but also from the animal kingdom and (apparently) music.

In his quest to be a “different animal and the same beast,” Bryant would often turn to nontraditional sources for tips on how to succeed. There was the time he credited his lightning-quick, deadly step-back watching film of cheetahs, and more recently when he watched great white sharks hunt seals in order to learn how to better defend Allen Iverson.

That is somehow not a joke.

With all of that in the open, it shouldn’t come as a surprise whenever Bryant credits to a non-traditional route for his success in something seemingly totally unrelated. His recent chat at the Tribeca Film Festival Sunday while promoting his film “Dear Basketball” film was no different, and Michael Gluckstadt of brought us the highlights:

It’s hard to decide what is the most “peak Kobe” quote in here. Is it him comparing himself to a shark hunting seals again? Is it saying he could’ve had 90 points in his last game? Is it calling his teammates “restrictions?”

All of it’s great, and even Kobe will agree he’s a little different:

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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