The former USC Trojan—who allegedly received improper gifts, including $1,000 in cash funneled to him from former coach Tim Floyd, in violation of NCAA rules—is averaging 17.7 points per game
When you're talking to kids, do they ask you more about LeBron or Kobe?
O.J. Mayo: Kobe.
What do you tell them?
OM: It's always great to play against Kobe, the best player in our game. It's an honor to strap up my shoes and play against him.
There were reports that it got a little personal between you and Kobe the last time you played. He wanted to lock you down in that game. Anything to that?
OM: No, I think that was more about him coming back for his first game after an injury and being excited to get back to basketball.