“It was good to see him [Shaq]. I had a chance to kind of catch up with him a little bit after the Heat game here at Staples Center, and tonight we got a couple good laughs, a couple inside jokes. Shaq and I have a really, really good relationship now. It’s good. It’s a good lesson for all of us. I think we appreciate each other more now than ever. I think the further you get away from the history that you had together, the more you put perspective on it, and how dominant we were.” —Kobe Bryant on his relationship with Shaq

It was good to see him [Shaq]. I had a chance to kind of catch up with him a little bit after the Heat game here at Staples Center, and tonight we got a couple good laughs, a couple inside jokes. Shaq and I have a really, really good relationship now. It’s good. It’s a good lesson for all of us. I think we appreciate each other more now than ever. I think the further you get away from the history that you had together, the more you put perspective on it, and how dominant we were.” —Kobe Bryant on his relationship with Shaq