Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant recently took part in a rare one-on-one interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. As part of the 22 question-and-answer session, Bryant responded to a few inquiries that involved the Dallas Mavericks.

And here they are.

After getting swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round last season, what is the chip on your shoulder like now?

Bryant: "No different. It's the same as it's always been."

Did you dwell on that Dallas series long after it ended?

Bryant: "No, no. I went and got healthy and got back to work."