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KB: It's a mentality that starts at an early age. You have to have a certain DNA. It's almost like being a fighter pilot. Scorers are wired a little differently.
DP: When you recall the time you scored 81 against Toronto, what stands out?
KB: The crazy part about that game is that I was able to have pepperoni pizza before it. If I had pepperoni pizza before a game now, I wouldn't be able to move in the first quarter. I'd be done.
DP: What do you eat before a game now?
KB: Salmon, greens and potatoes.
DP: Bulls players talked about Michael Jordan giving them the stare if they messed up. Is that something you do?
KB: I got a lot of flak for my quote-unquote death stare. I think it was blown out of proportion. You want your teammates to keep up with your level of intensity and commitment. I don't think it's proper leadership to pull yourself down so you can make yourself more relatable. I think it's the other way around. You have to push and push and push.
DP: Can you motivate Pau Gasol with words?
KB: It worked for two championships. I know him extremely well. I know how to communicate with him either publicly or behind closed doors.
DP: Earlier in the season you told fans not to overreact to the Lakers' slow start. Is it time to be nervous?