At 33, Kobe Bryant leads the NBA at 28.1 points per game and is on pace for his highest-scoring season since 2007--08
Did you guys tease your teammate Pau Gasol after Blake Griffin posterized him last week?
KOBE BRYANT: You have to. That's the kind of group we have. You have to have thick skin. We were teasing him during the next timeout.
What did you say to him?
KB: I said, "Listen, man, it's just two points.... Pau, just go out there and do your job. You're not going to do anything flashy, but you're gonna wear 'em out on the block. [And] we're all going to tease you after the game."
Are the Clippers more style than substance?
KB: They're still trying to find their way, to figure out how they're going to play with each other and win down the stretch. Those are things that we don't have to do.
Did it bother you that the Clippers seemed to be the darling of L.A. early in the season?