Not only is Kobe Bryant (shown above during the USA’s 127-100 win over Mexico last night) playing tremendous defense in the FIBA Tournament Of The Americas, but he’s proven to be a staunch supporter of the blogosphere. No. 8 No. 24 No. 10 granted an exclusive interview to the previously unheralded Introducing Liston.

Suffice to say, I think even Jim Gray would be impressed at the way I.L. managed to get Kobe to open up.