Kobe, on working with Shaq:
"Here’s the thing: When we had our disagreements, what made those things special is that we said them to each other’s faces. We didn’t go behind each other’s back and whisper to our teammates about this, that, and the other. Because that does nothing but create friction and it’s cancerous to the team. When you get things out right in front of each other, you say what you’re thinking, you have those disagreements, you agree to disagree, you move on. And all of a sudden the integrity of the team is preserved. And then when you come out of that, then the team is all the more better for it because now you have more momentum"