All Star weekend is coming up and this is your first one where you’ll be featured in the big game on Sunday. Lot’s of people had you in mind as that guy who should, if not start, be on the team. How did you react when Kobe said that about you?
That was crazy. One of my cousins said it to me first like, ‘man, Kobe said you should be in the all star game’ and I was just like man, stop lying. That’s not who Kobe is, he wont throw a name out there if he doesn’t really back you. So just to know he really backed me like that [was crazy].
First of all, I respect him for that. I was a huge Kobe fan. It’s crazy enough being on the floor with him last season. Now with him backing me up, I know he respects who I am as a player. That’s a great feeling.
What are you looking forward to most in your first all star environment?
Being a part of that All Star game means you’re at the center of attention. You’re in thee game. I just want to enjoy the experience.