Jason Riley: Closing it up, swinging it back to the Olympics here, one of the big things you’ve done here recently is your commercial and the Kobe system. Is that going to be in full effect in London?
Kobe Bryant: [smiling] The Kobe system is always in effect, even when its not in effect…
David Brickley: Kanye West, has he figured it out yet?
KB: [smiling] He’s working on it, hes working on it. You know its always about going over the top. You know whatever that means, you know its really one of those cryptic message that seems to make a lot of sense even when it makes no sense.
DB: Last question for you is, you know Pau Gasol is obviously your Laker teammate, I remember when you played the Minnesota Timberwolves after the game you told Ricky Rubio ‘get ready’ so obviously the whole Olympics was on your mind and that was something you were already looking forward to.
KB: Well yea you know Spain has always been one of our top competitors. You know going into the Olympics I think they were ranked #1 in the world at the time [in 2008], so I talked to Pau about 3 days ago just to see how hes doing and stuff and he said I’m doing fine and I said make sure you train and work hard man and I hope you’re healthy and ready to go get that silver medal man [laughs]. So he says right back, yea I’m training real hard but it ain’t for the silver medal buddy [laughs].