Kobe on Lin assertiveness: "You have to be able to assert yourself, especially on a team that I am playing on.Because I don't want chumps or push overs. If you're a chump or a push over I will run over you, so it's important.for him to have that toughness to say 'you know what I believe in myself. I can step up and make these plays. I can perform. I think that is very very important.You got to put your mark down. At some point you got to piss on the fire hydrant“
Remarkably upbeat Kobe Bryant after 118-111 loss to Clippers. Said Lakers "figured a lot of things out."Asked when he felt so good after a loss, Kobe said, "Probably never."
Bryant on Lin waving him off late in the game: "it showed he listened. He needs to take control. That is very very important."
Lin on Kobe & Byron telling him to be more aggressive: "I'm like every other human. I'll feel more comfortable when I feel more empowered."