The highlight was probably Kobe Bryant getting into it a little bit with Chris Collins, the Duke assistant coach (and son of NBA Legend Doug Collins). During a shell drill when coaches worked the ball around the perimeter and players worked on rotating to the correct defensive position, Bryant was late rotating over to Collins and Collins let a clean three-point attempt fly. It was an airball, but that didn't matter to Kobe, he felt like he was being showed up. The next time Collins had the ball in Bryant's vicinity and tried to put it on the floor, Kobe quickly enveloped him with defense and slapped the ball away from Collins, quipping, "That's payback." All of this is even more amusing considering that Bryant and Collins have a history, as Collins no doubt was involved in the recruiting of Bryant by Duke, the college that Kobe has said he probably would have attended if not for leaping straight to the NBA out of high school.
After feeling out his role on the team on Friday, Kobe was much more vocal on Saturday at times offering encouragement to teammates, at others talking trash to his opponents. When LeBron got fouled early in the contest, Kobe screamed from across the court that it was a poor call. LeBron summarily boinked both foul shots and Kobe yelled, "See, the ball don't lie!"