Mike Trudell, interviewing Kobe Bryant:
I’ve been next to him on the bench and he’d tell Phil, you’re coaching (badly). He’ll tell me that I’m playing (badly). He doesn’t pull any punches whatsoever. He coaches the game, it’s nothing personal with him at all. He has certain principles that he feels like the game should be played by, and if they’re not being played that way he’s going to say something. It’s beautiful.