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The 34-year-old Lakers' star became the youngest NBA player to score 30,000 points, on Dec. 5. Bryant was the league's leading scorer though Saturday with 28.4 points per game.
DAN PATRICK: Do you remember your first basket in the NBA?
KB: I think I was in Boise, Idaho, for a preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks.
DP: Anything special about it?
KB: Eddie Jones gave me the assist. In high school he used to look out for me. He was at Temple and let me work out with the guys.
DP: What advice would today's Kobe give that Kobe?
KB: Stretch. Stretch. Stretch. And stretch some more.
DP: Describe the pressure on a scorer to put up points every night.