Kobe is fine playing vs. Spurs w/ no Tim & Manu: "I've played against them so many times. It's like, enough already."
Kobe will be OK not going against injured Ginobili/Duncan tonight: “I’ve played against them for so many years, it’s like, enough already."
Kobe said he had never thought about trying to make sure he was ahead of Duncan on the championship ring count
Kobe on Pop: "He’s been so open with me and I’ve been a sponge every chance I get to be around him."
Kobe on Pop: "It’s been amazing. He’s been so open w/me. I’ve been a sponge; I talk to him a lot about the game, how he teaches the game."
Bryant said he learned from the “coldness” and “discipline” of San Antonio early in his career, which taught him a new/different level.
Bryant said this arena is one of the few that he can’t isolate a single memory: many good, some great, some horrible from LAL-Spurs.