In case you were wondering how Kobe Bryant felt about this year’s version of the Miami Heat, this concise Q&A with the Denver Post’s Benjamin Hochman should just about clear up any questions you may have.
Q: You famously find motivation in different things. Do you find some motivation in the existence of the Miami Heat?
A: No. I don’t need it. I don’t need it.
Q: When you heard the Heat was getting LeBron, D-Wade and Chris Bosh, what was your reaction?
Q: Wow meaning, this team is going to be really good?
A: Wow meaning, how did Pat Riley pull this (expletive) off? Impressive.
Q: How good can the Heat be?
Q: When you heard the Heat was putting those players together, did you think, “Oh, that’s who we’ll play in the Finals next year?”
A: That’s what you all said. I said, “I got to get my knee healthy.”
That’s 36 words of “I couldn’t care less about the Heat because I’m Kobe Bryant and none of those guys are.”