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I just want to get to where I should be. The ankle and the foot injury just kind of kept me out and set me back further than I would like, but I got some time now along the course of these games that we got -- we got two back-to-backs coming up so that's going to help and we have some opportunity to get some practice time in as well.feedback
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Oct 19 2017
LeBron James has been quoted in 228 different articles. Most recently, LeBron James has been quoted saying, “You want to be in the best shape you can be in individually. You shouldn't have to have a coach tell you that. I think we were out of shape at that point in time (when Lue first took over) because of the style of play we had. We didn't stress pushing the ball makes and misses, we didn't stress playing at a high tempo and getting the ball up there.” in an article called LeBron vows to get in better shape after injury. This is only one of 430 quotes from LeBron James. To see more examples LeBron James’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter LeBron James's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what LeBron James said about Phil recently and in the past.
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Oct 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think Ali represented something bigger than Ali. He wanted to make a change for a future without him included. That's what Ali brought to the table. I don't know what it's like to live in every state in this country, but I know freedom. I know the opportunity that our country has given people, and to see the guy in charge now not understanding that is baffling to not only myself but to my friends and to the people that've helped grow this country. But Muhammad Ali's correlation to the war ... I don't think me and Donald Trump could ever get to that point.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

How did I forgive? I'm a man. Men, we all make mistakes. ... As a man, if you got a problem with somebody, you sit down face to face and you talk to them eye to eye. And you hash it out and move on. So, I think a lot of things that go on in life or in sports with people kind of holding grudges is because they're afraid to actually take a step forward. It's a fine line between pride and progress, and I'm on the progress side. I'm not on the pride side.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

Um, I did. I did. It was another conversation I had to have with my kids. It was unfortunate, because I believed in my heart that I had gave that city and that owner, at that point in time, everything that I had. Unfortunately, I felt like, at that point in time, as an organization, we could not bring in enough talent to help us get to what my vision was. A lot of people say they want to win, but they really don't know how hard it takes, or a lot of people don't have the vision.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - NBA

I'm not turning on data roaming. I'm not buying no apps. I still got Pandora with commercials. I know there will be more time of my life spent off the floor than on the floor. I still have to live life beyond the hardwood.feedback

Oct 17 2017

At the end of the day, we're going to be brothers no matter what. I want to get him comfortable and let him know how he can help us.feedback

Oct 17 2017

When you can be honest with somebody no matter what's going on and your games translate, it works very easily. He tells me when I F up, and I tell him the same thing. We get on each other. We've always been like that, especially four years that we played with one another, and even before that when just used to text. I watched his games and told him things he could've done better and vice versa. It's just a brotherhood that we have.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Am I over the hump? I don't know. Tomorrow is the sign. I just played 40-plus (minutes), I just did some extra conditioning as well. I don't feel great about where my game is right now after having taken off three weeks, 3 1/2 weeks. Had a setback with that. Have to try to work through it, so there's going to be a fine line how much rest I give my ankle but how much conditioning I still do. I don't know if I'm over the hump. Tomorrow is a big day for me.feedback

Oct 17 2017

I didn't want to commit the foul and if he made it, he made it. He's made so many of those tough shots right there, that's kind of one of his sweet spots, that right wing too. We played well, well enough to win, but obviously we have a lot of room for improvement. Both teams do, so it's good to get one under the belt.feedback

Oct 17 2017

I've seen a couple of injuries like that in my lifetime. I've seen Paul George when it happened to Paul. I was watching the game with Shaun Livingston when it happened when he was with the Clippers. I was watching NCAA basketball when Kevin Ware was at Louisville. Those are the injuries that you never seen coming and you never want to happen, no matter who it is, no matter what the stature, no matter how much competitive nature that you have. It's just very unfortunate.feedback

Oct 17 2017

It's unbelievable. I don't have to dribble, dribble, dribble. I can catch and shoot. I haven't done that in five years.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Any time I'm able to be a free agent or my contract is ending, I'll approach that when the summer comes. I don't ever cheat my teammates or cheat the fans or talk about free agency all year long because I'm not going to give energy to something I can handle in the summertime when I should be focused on what I'm doing on a day-to-day basis to help this franchise compete for a championship.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Our coaching staff will give us a game-plan every single night like they always do and it's up to us to go out an execute.feedback

Oct 16 2017

The best thing about it is guys just came in to work. No entitlement at all. We're all here for a reason. We want to compete a the highest level.feedback

Oct 16 2017

At the end of the day, the kid did what he wanted to do. That was his destiny. Like I said, you know, the three years that we had together, unbelievable three years, and, you know, I wish we could have continued that, but, it didn't work itself out. So, now my energy is to the guys that's, you know, in The Land.feedback

Oct 16 2017

December 2nd. I will never forget that date.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Oh, the kid? That's the kid. I used to be the kid.feedback

Oct 16 2017

They will be fine. People were throwing batteries at us.feedback

Oct 11 2017

I definitely wanted to test it tonight knowing that at least if I tested it tonight I have a week until the regular season started if I don't play in the game on Friday.feedback

Oct 10 2017

He was basically saying, Everybody is out here saying that I don't want you to come here and saying that we can't play together. He said, I'd love for you to come to Chicago because all I care about is winning.feedback

Oct 09 2017

Jae, D-Wade is a big 2-guard, I'm a big small forward. ... D-Rose is a big point guard. We have the versatility and the ability to fly around with the athleticism that we have and the IQ we have as well. We can do a few different things defensively.feedback

Sep 29 2017

The thing that frustrated me, pissed me off: He was using the sports platform to divide us.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I'm happy that we were able to keep him away from everybody else. It's a guy, come on, man, this is like one of my best friends. It's kind of like when you start school and you walk into the classroom and you're not quite sure who your classmates are and when you walk in there and one of your best friends is in there, you're like, Oh, yeah, this is going to be fun. It's going to be a good class.' That's the type of feeling I got.feedback

Sep 27 2017

He adds another championship DNA, another guy with high basketball IQ, another playmaker that can make plays and also make shots. That adds to our depth and we were already pretty deep. It adds even more depth and even more playmaking to our team, which obviously you guys saw last year he can still do.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Obviously there was a lot of speculation throughout the summer with Melo and possibly him joining us and obviously we see how that panned out. We're blessed as a franchise to be able to have a player the caliber of D-Wade join us. It's exciting.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I mean, from a friend perspective, I wish (Anthony) would have came and we could have worked some things out.feedback

Sep 27 2017

But at the end of the day I think our front office has done a great job and either the Knicks felt or we felt it just didn't work out. And it worked out for the Thunder. So, like I said, I've been pretty much even-keeled this summer. I wish he would have been here. It would have been great to have him. I love Melo's game. I love D-Wade's game. I love CP's game. You know know how I feel about those three but that doesn't take anything away from what we got in that locker room which is a lot. I look forward to continuing to grow with these guys, especially the new guys.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I guess I just missed playing ball, I guess. Or, the opportunity I have to lead a franchise once again and take guys to measures that they haven't been before and hopefully I can try to take myself to places I haven't been before and that's why I've been training as much as I have over the last three months. So, I'm just enjoying life. This is a wonderful time. I mean, it's 90 (degrees) in September in Cleveland. How could you not be happy?feedback

Sep 27 2017

I really hope that, before our career is over, we can all play together. At least one, maybe one or two seasons-me, Melo, D-Wade, CP-we can get a year in. I would actually take a pay cut to do that.feedback

Sep 27 2017

And your best friend is in your class. It's going to be fun.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Obviously, I've talked to D-Wade throughout the whole summer.feedback

Sep 26 2017

Something was different. Something was just different throughout the offseason and hopefully I can, I'm not here to talk about it, because that's not what I do. I'll put it out on the floor.feedback

Sep 26 2017

The people run this country, not one individual and damn sure not him.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I salute the NFL, the players, the coaches, the owners and the fans … it was unbelievable. There was solidarity. There was no divide, no divide even from that guy that continues to try to divide us as people.feedback

Sep 26 2017

He doesn't understand the power that he has for being the leader of this beautiful country. He doesn't understand how many kids, no matter their race, look up, look up to the president of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement. He doesn't understand that.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I don't have any advice for him now. I don't have any advice for him or any people that are on any other team. We're trying to win a championship. You're either with us or against us.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I don't think anybody in the organization saw this coming. It was definitely a shock but we did a great job, like I said Koby and the guys in the front office, putting together a great package for our team to be as complete a we've been in a long time. That's what I'm truly excited about.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I reached out to him because I just wanted to get a little insight on why he felt like he wanted to move on. He basically just let me know that that was the direction that he wanted to go in. And I was OK with that. And it's a business. I understand that...The kid wanted to do what was best for his career and I give credit to our GM, Koby (Altman), and our ownership for granting that for him.feedback

Sep 25 2017

(Feelings on Cleveland) haven't changed, that's why I sit here today still in this uniform, still ready to lead this franchise to a championship. Any time I'm able to be a free agent or my contract is ending, I'll approach that when the summer comes. I don't ever cheat my teammates or cheat the fans or talk about free agency all year long because I'm not going to give energy to something I can handle in the summertime when I should be focused on what I'm doing on a day-to-day basis to help this franchise compete for a championship.feedback

Sep 25 2017

At the end of the day, I have a contract and I will fill out that obligation as I've always done. If you know me, I've always handled it in the most businesslike way. And I will do that with my team and I will do that in the summertime as we always have.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I salute Colin Kaepernick. I wish I owned an NFL team, I'd sign him today.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I'm not going to let – while I have this platform – to let one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should have or she should have, ever use sports as a platform to divide us.feedback

Sep 23 2017

Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up.feedback

Sep 20 2017

You don't need me to set the tone. All of you know what has happened. But I hope and I pray that you know how much all of us need you now.feedback

Aug 17 2017

It's not about the guy that's the so-called president of the United States, or whatever the case. It's about us. It's about us looking in the mirror. Kids all the way up to the adults. All of us looking in the mirror and saying, What can we do better to help change?' And if we can all do that and give 110 percent, then that's all you can ask for.feedback

Aug 17 2017 - NBA

This article says it all man! Sickens me and I shed multiple tears about it all. It's very disrespectful and it's appalling. There's no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA -- there is no room for him. Obviously, if the reports are true, it's unacceptable in our league. It doesn't matter, white, black or Hispanic – all across the races, it's unacceptable. As the commissioner of our league, they have to make a stand. They have to be very aggressive with it. I don't know what it will be, but we can't have that in our league.feedback

Aug 17 2017

No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is – it's tough. And we got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America.feedback

Aug 17 2017

I know there's a lot of tragic things happening in Charlottesville. I have this platform and I'm somebody that has a voice of command, and the only way for us to get better as a society and for us to get better as people is love. And that's the only way we're going to be able to conquer something as one. If this incident that happened to me and my family today can keep the conversation going and can shed light on us trying to figure out a way to keep progressing and not regressing, then I'm not against it happening to us again.feedback

Aug 15 2017

So, shout out to the innocent people in Charlottesville [Virginia] and shout out to everybody across the world that just want to be great and just want to love. Thank you, and I love you all.feedback

Aug 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

I know there's a lot of tragic things happening in Charlottesville. I just want to speak on it right now. I have this platform and I'm somebody that has a voice of command, and the only way for us to get better as a society and for us to get better as people is love.feedback

Aug 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!feedback

Aug 01 2017

I know there will more time of my life spent off the floor than on the floor.feedback

Jul 28 2017

I don't like him personally, but I hate playing against him. I'd trade a lot to get him.feedback

Jul 01 2017

Steph should be getting 400M this summer.feedback

Jun 27 2017

These students have big dreams, and I'm happy to do everything I can to help them get there. They're going to have to earn it, but I'm excited to see what these kids can accomplish knowing that college is in their futures.feedback

Jun 19 2017

If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland! Thanks for what u did for the team for 3 yrs! We got us 1 (trophy).feedback

Jun 19 2017

It makes no sense why he shouldn't get an extension. He's pulled every move -- he's tried to make every move happen -- to better this team to be able to compete for a championship. So we wouldn't be in this position, obviously, without him and without the guys that are here -- from the coaching staff to the players to Griff. He's been a big piece of it.feedback

Jun 16 2017

Before competition for me would be like a chicken breast and maybe a little pasta. The carbs help because you're going out and playing a lot of minutes. But a salad and some veggies will have me perfectly fine. And before the game, I might have a protein shake and some fruit, and I'll be ready to go. But as far as pies or pizza and sandwiches and french fries – I can't. I'll wait for that after the game. I can't do that before the game. My hands are actually kind of rough. I got a lot of callouses from the shooting.feedback

Jun 16 2017

Whatever you do, RJ, you know you got a home here. You got a home here in Cleveland.feedback

Jun 16 2017

He's a talent of his own. A guy that's damn-near 7-foot that handles the ball the way he does, the athletic ability that he has and the shooting, the ability to shoot the ball from anywhere, he's just a rare talent that our league hasn't seen.feedback

Jun 16 2017

My motivation? It hasn't changed. My motivation hasn't stopped. It's just, Strive for greatness.' My motivation don't change. I can't stop. I refuse to stop.feedback

Jun 16 2017

No. But I don't look at it as ... I definitely didn't start the superteam, if that's what he's trying to say. But I just feel like that it's great that on the day you're celebrating your championship, my likeness and my name is in your head. I love that. Oh, yeah. For sure. Of course not. If that was the case, I would have grown an afro.feedback

Jun 16 2017

I've been telling you guys. So it wasn't like I just woke up and was like, [Gasp], it's time.' No.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - NBA

My first drink was pretty rough going down, I had a tough night.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I don't believe I've played for a superteam. I don't believe in that. I don't believe we're a superteam here.feedback

Jun 13 2017

Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down.feedback

Jun 13 2017

This is my eighth trip to the Finals, and I've had some pretty good ones in my day.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I want to compete for championships every year. It's a two-sided question because for me personally. I don't know. I need to sit down and figure this thing out. And so I don't know as far as me personally right now. Like I said, teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against [the Warriors]. They're assembled as good as you can assemble. And I played against some really, really good teams that was assembled perfectly, and they're right up there.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - NBA

I left everything on the floor every game.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I have no reason to put my head down. I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn't have done or what I could have done better for the team. I left everything I had out on the floor every single game for five games in this Finals, and you come up short.feedback

Jun 13 2017

We were able to get them last year, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen. They did a great job, their front office and their players, by doing that recruiting, the things that they did in the summertime, and obviously it paid dividends.feedback

Jun 13 2017

Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team. They're assembled as good as you can assemble, and I played against some really, really good teams that was assembled perfectly, and they're right up there.feedback

Jun 13 2017

Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down. So there's going to be a lot of teams that are trying to figure out ways to put personnel together to try and match that if they're able to actually face them in a playoff series, both Eastern Conference and Western Conference. Because they're built for – from my eyes – they're built to last a few years. So we'll see.feedback

Jun 13 2017

It would be the same if you wrote the best column of your life and somebody picked another one over you. How would you feel? So you wouldn't hold your head down, but you would be like, O.K., it's just not my time.feedback

Jun 12 2017

You have an opportunity to sign one of the best players, and you can do it, go ahead and do it. Why not? If I become an owner, I'm going to try to sign everybody.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - NBA

Some of the other guys heard it and told me that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker room.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Olympic Games

I'm not very good in a three-on-three thing, I'm more of a five-on-five guy. I stay out of the one-on-one matchups during our practice, the two-on-twos and the three-on-threes. So probably not. I probably won't be a part of the three-on-three matchup that it has to offer.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - NBA

I think it's great for basketball. For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it's pretty great. I haven't seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it and are they going to use NBA guys or are going to use college guys.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - NBA

I don't know, I have to think about it. It's great for basketball. For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it's pretty great. I haven't seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it ... are they going to use NBA guys, are they going to use college guys. I'm not quite sure.feedback

Jun 11 2017

We have to be 20 times better in this building.feedback

Jun 11 2017

No, I feel this is the game we've got to get, or it's over.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - NBA

I don't like it. It causes too much stress, man. I'm stressed out. Keep doing this every year. But listen, at the end of the day we just got some resilient guys. They got us where they want us. At the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game, and we did that and hopefully we can do it Monday night where we can come back here. So our mindset is try to go up there and get one.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I think it came from Draymond, which is OK. That's Dray.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I don't know. I don't like it. It causes too much stress, man. I'm stressed out.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - NBA

We have championship DNA as well. We just kept our composure. We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical.feedback

Jun 10 2017

The reason we didn't hit 50 is because I can't shoot a free throw.feedback

Jun 10 2017

And I would see Kyle Korver in the corner, one of the greatest 3-point shooters in this league's history. No, they got us where they want us.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - NBA

It's going to be even tougher in Game 5, but we look forward to the challenge. We know it's going to be very difficult, but if we can continue to not turn the ball over like we've done the last two games, if we can continue to defend and keep bodies on bodies, we give ourselves a good chance.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I feel like if we come in with the same energy, same effort, physicality as we did in Game 3, we give ourselves a good chance to win. Now, does that result in a win? It's tough to say. Because we played well in Game 3, and they were able to get that one as well.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - NBA

I knew it was going to be one of the toughest challenges I've had because of the firepower they have, because of the mindset that they were going to have. And they're a hungry group. You can sense that.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - NBA

My mindset is to try to get every game. It's been a long season, and you hate for it to end this way. So mentally and physically, I got to prepare myself for that.feedback

Jun 08 2017

If I could have the play over again, I would come off a screen situation. Draymond [Green] would switch on me with five fouls. I would get him leaning. I would drive left. I would see [Durant] step up. I would see Stephen Curry drop on Kevin [Love]. And I would see Kyle Korver in the corner, one of the greatest three-point shooters in this league's history, and give him an opportunity in the short corner.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Their team was already kind of put together, and you just implement a guy that's ready to sacrifice, a great talent, a guy that's willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win. But that team, they knew what they were about. He just had to come in and just do what he had to do. And that's what he's been doing.feedback

Jun 08 2017

And they're playing like one of the best teams once again, and obviously this team is built to be able to do that with the talent that they have. Obviously you never know what's going to happen, but as it stands right now, they look pretty good, as far as the future.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I think it's just part of my calling to just go against teams in the midst of a dynasty. This has been the best team in our league the last three years. They won a championship, and last year it was the greatest regular-season team we had played, probably one of the best postseason teams that everybody's ever seen as well, but we were just able to overcome that.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I definitely want to compete. I want to compete for championships every year, and so we'll see what happens.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I would do the same exact thing.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I'm not one to judge and say if it's fair or not if guys are adding players to their team. It happens. It's sports. You have an opportunity to sign one of the best players, and you can do it, go ahead and do it. Why not? If I become an owner, I'm going to try to sign everybody.feedback

Jun 08 2017

It's the most firepower I've played in my career. I've played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Nike

I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I leave everything that I have out on the floor every night, so I'm always satisfied with the way I play. Do I look tired? No, I feel great. I'm averaging a triple-double in the finals. I'm pretty good, I would think.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We have an opportunity to protect home and if we do that, we'll put ourselves back in the series.feedback

Jun 07 2017

They're playing well. They are playing exceptionally well, and I don't get involved in what's going on in the summertime or things of that nature. I'm too far removed from those talks and communications and all the things that go on. So at the end of the day, I want to win just as bad as they do.feedback

Jun 07 2017

Do I look tired? I'm averaging a triple-double in the Finals. I'm pretty good, I would think.feedback

Jun 07 2017

That, was all I needed to hear. Guys like him are so important. When UD spoke, we listened, because it always came from the heart.feedback

Jun 07 2017

No, only missed shots. We missed shots. I gave everything that I had, so at times throughout the game I was tired, but that's just because I was just playing as hard as I could. But I was able to get second and third and fourth winds. I don't contribute as losing this game because we got tired. We missed some shots, and they made some.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We had some really good looks. It's a miss-or-make league. We make a couple, they miss a couple, and it's the other way around. But it didn't happen that way.feedback

Jun 06 2017

That's not our game. We don't play slowdown basketball. We play at our pace. We play our game. We got to this point playing our way. We have won a lot of games playing the way we play, so we're not going to change.feedback

Jun 06 2017

That's last year and I don't even know the feeling anymore. So I'm just mentally strengthening my mind and getting my mind ready and focused on what tomorrow's going to bring, and so I look forward to it.feedback

Jun 05 2017

That's what they do. That's what Golden State does. If you make a mistake – like I said, we had a turnover, it came from me, and then we had a miscue and the floods opened again.feedback

Jun 05 2017

They're a different team.feedback

Jun 05 2017

I thought for the most part with the game plan that we had we tried to execute it as close as possible. Much more physical today than we were in Game 1. And we forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we've got to be much better, too.feedback

Jun 05 2017

We have to figure out a way to get him going early. He's been such a big piece of our success the last three years, obviously. We can do better job of getting him going early. He missed some chippies – ones he's so accustomed to making.feedback

Jun 05 2017

I'm not a past guy too much. I'm more of a present guy so we just got to figure out how we can be better in Game 3.feedback

Jun 05 2017

Well, are you a smart guy?feedback

Jun 04 2017

That's always been something that we talk about, so we look forward to seeing what we can bring to the game in Game Two.feedback

Jun 04 2017

You cannot simulate what they bring to the table, no matter how many days you have to prepare. I've seen a lot of great teams, and they rank right up there.feedback

Jun 03 2017

For me, I approach every game the same way, no matter if I'm at home or on the road. But I understand the road is very challenging, especially when you get to this level, you get to the Finals, you get to the Eastern Conference finals. It's very difficult to win on the road, and I've been fortunate to be able to do that in my career.feedback

Jun 03 2017

We had a lot of unforced turnovers. Some of them were from aggression. I had two charges, that's aggression. I can take those. But also had some when I got caught in the air and tried to make some skip passes and they were able to pick them off. Those are like pick sixes. That's like throwing the ball to Deion Sanders. Most of the time it's going to be a touchdown going the other way.feedback

Jun 03 2017

I stopped caring a long time ago, so it doesn't even bother me at all.feedback

Jun 02 2017

You cannot simulate what they bring to the table. No matter how many days that you have to prepare, you can't simulate what they have. So it's great to get the first game up underneath us. We made a lot of mistakes. They capitalized. And we get an opportunity to get a couple days to see what they did and see what we did wrong and how we can be better in Game 2.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - NBA

You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled last year, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out. I mean, it's no if, ands, or buts. It is what it is. We've got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - NBA

That's when they become very dangerous because those guys, they sprint down the lane, they sprint to the 3-point line, they put a lot of pressure on your defense. But the ball is the number one thing. We got to stop the ball first and then fan out to the 3-point line if those guys go there.feedback

Jun 01 2017

It doesn't no matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America, it's tough. And we've got a long way to go. For us as a society and for us as African-Americans, until we feel equal.feedback

Jun 01 2017

He basically was just waiting for an opportunity to be able to blossom, and I'm just happy and blessed that when I decided to come back that I was able to help him blossom, I guess, because he gets to play in games that he's always been built for. He was already built for it. His game was built for it, and I'm happy, like I said, to be able to, I guess, sit back with four fouls and see him do what he's always been built to do. He was born for these moments.feedback

Jun 01 2017

He's 25. He's got at least 10 more years. I don't. So I want to give him the blueprint and see what he [can] do with it. You know, no matter if we're teammates for the rest of his career or for the rest of my career, listen, it won't be because we didn't want to play with each other no more. It will never be that.feedback

Jun 01 2017

First of all, I don't know how Kobe and Shaq managed their partnership. All I can know, from the outside looking in, [is] that it didn't work out. For me, I see Kyrie growing every single day and wanting to be great. And so me, I just try to give him the blueprint, as much as I can. You know, his experiences, he's going to learn on his own as well, and that's what he should do, but all I can do is give him the blueprint, and that's it. Because he's going to be around a lot longer than me.feedback

Jun 01 2017

When you build a championship team, you got to have guys that are willing to step up, and obviously we got a special guy in Kyrie who was just like, All right. They kept it at bay. That's all I was thinking, like, Just don't let it get out of control.' That's all I ask, and I'm going to redeem myself in the second half.feedback

Jun 01 2017

We got a long way to go, for us as a society and for us as African-Americans, until we feel equal in America. Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day.feedback

May 31 2017

It's not great for sports. It's not great for society. Racism is gonna be a part of time forever … It's a real, real longer conversation, but if we can keep the conversation going, I think it helps.feedback

May 31 2017

I'm at a point in my life where my priorities are in place. Basketball comes second to my family. It actually comes after me continuing to be a role model to the youth and what I do as far as with my foundation. ... I will be as focused as I can be on the job at hand tomorrow, but this is a situation where it puts me back in place of what's actually more important. And basketball is not the most important thing in my life.feedback

May 31 2017

I'm not in the 'prove people wrong, silence critics' department no more. I got a promotion when I got to the 30s. At the end of the day, I know the way I'm built. My only motivation is to be able to compete for a championship every single year.feedback

May 31 2017

Racism, we know, exists. You try not to put yourself in a position, for me as a father, I try to give my kids the blueprint on how life is going to be. But at the end of the day, I can only tell them so much and then they have to go out and live it themselves. For me, I just try to be respectful, for one, be respectful to others. And I feel like if you do that consistently, then I believe the karma will come back to you.feedback

May 31 2017

If this is to shed a light and continuing to keep the conversation going on my behalf then I'm OK with it. My family is safe, they're safe and that's the most important. But it just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. You know hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day. Even though that it's concealed most of the time, you know people hide their faces and will say things about you and when they see you they smile in your face, it's alive every single day.feedback

May 30 2017

We are both playing at a high level and when you look back on it at the end of the day you'll look back and say that was two great teams who competed for championships.feedback

May 30 2017

But we are both better. We've both added pieces that have helped our offensive packages and defensive packages be even more scary and obviously you can see that.feedback

May 28 2017

But I do know that both teams are better than last year's teams. We're a better Cavaliers team and they're a better Warriors team, what does that mean? We don't know yet. But we're both better. We both added pieces that have helped our offensive package and defensive package be even more scary and obviously you can see that. We're both playing at a high level and we're both ... when you look back on it at the end of the day, you'll look back and say that was two great teams who competed for championships and we did whatever it took to get to that point.feedback

May 28 2017

When you talk about longevity and being able to just play at a high level for a long period of time, and I've been fortunate enough to be able to do that and be a part of two franchises that ... being able to take two franchises to four Finals apiece, so and no one has ever done that either, so I'm always happy and proud ... I've always been proud to be part of the biggest stage in our league and it's the Finals. First of all, I don't get involved in the hype.feedback

May 28 2017

So I don't know what the outcome is going to be but we're going to write about it and talk about it during the series and see what happens, but I'm honored and I'm happy and I'm extremely excited to be part of the Finals again.feedback

May 28 2017

I only play blackjack in Vegas anyway, so it doesn't matter. I feel good about our chances. Very good.feedback

May 28 2017

It's probably up there. I mean, it's up there. I've played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team. And if you add Pop (coach Gregg Popovich) in there, that's five Hall of Famers. So, it's going to be very challenging. Those guys are going to challenge me, they're going to challenge our ballclub. I've played against Ray (Allen), KG (Kevin Garnett), Paul (Pierce), (Rajon) Rondo and Doc (Rivers). So, it's going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise.feedback

May 28 2017

This is a high-powered team.feedback

May 26 2017 - NBA

I've been very blessed the last few years to be a part of this league and play on the big stage. But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west.feedback

May 26 2017

The biggest thing is I did it just being me, I don't have to score the ball to make an impact on the basketball game. That was my mindset. If I'm not scoring the ball, how can I still make an impact on the game?feedback

May 26 2017

I wear the number because of Mike. I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish. When you're watching Michael Jordan it's almost like a god. So I didn't think I could be Mike.feedback

May 25 2017 - NBA

My motivation is this ghost I'm chasing. The ghost played in Chicago. You guys are going to have the conversations about who is greatest of all time and things of that nature. It doesn't matter to me. At the end of the day, it's so funny that the conversation is always talked about in the NBA about who is the greatest but it's never talked about in the NFL about who is the greatest quarterback. It's just like: (Dan) Marino, (John) Elway, (Peyton) Manning and (Tom) Brady. All great quarterbacks. You know, and it should be the same for us.feedback

May 25 2017 - NBA

It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated, that's all. You guys are gonna have the conversations about who's the greatest of all time and things of that nature, it doesn't matter to me. It's never talked about (in the) NFL, who's the greatest quarterback. It's just like (Dan) Marino, (John) Elway, (Peyton) Manning, (Tom) Brady – all great quarterbacks. It should be the same for us. We go out and just try to be as great as we can be every night.feedback

May 25 2017

That's all in the past, I'm more of a present guy. I've been lucky to be in the postseason for 12 straight years. I guess I've experienced a lot.feedback

May 25 2017

I don't come into a series with baggage, maybe others do but I don't. I'm a preparation guy. Each series and each game is different. You prepare for that.feedback

May 25 2017

I've played every team in the Eastern Conference in the postseason, or I've played for the team. There's no surprise for me.feedback

May 25 2017

I'm going to be honest, I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State. It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now. I'm very happy about our accomplishment. Golden State, they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP (Kevin Durant). That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed.feedback

May 25 2017

We just came in here with a mindset that we didn't want to play more games. We wanted to get this series over and done with.feedback

May 25 2017

I've always told you guys, any time I'm linked to any of the greats and even the greatest in Mike, it's an honor. It's a tribute to what I've been able to do with this game. It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs. It's just my personal goal to keep me motivated -- that's all.feedback

May 25 2017

That (Jordan) closed out series faster than me.feedback

May 25 2017

I'm not a scorer. I don't want to be labeled as a scorer. I can put the ball in the hoop. I'm a playmaker. I'm a player. Put me on the court and I find ways to be successful. So, when you talk about scorers, we have a lot of great scorers in our league. All-time guys who shot a lot of shots and volume shooters and scored the ball at a high clip. I'm not one of those guys. I'm a guy who always got happy and excited seeing my team successful, seeing my individual teammates be successful and that's how I felt in Game 4 with Kyrie (Irving) doing what he did.feedback

May 24 2017

We have to go in with a bunker mentality that we had in Game 1 and Game 2, to go out and do what we do, but we have to defend. We have to execute offensively. We have to have low turnovers, and we have to try to make them miss because some of those guys play a lot better at home. That's just how the game be played.feedback

May 24 2017

The closeout game is always the hardest.and Boston is going to make it even harder.feedback

May 24 2017

The kid is special. I was happy to sit back and watch him. He was born for these moments.feedback

May 24 2017

They're a different team when IT is -- I won't say a different team, they run different things just because of IT being a huge piece of the puzzle for them, offensively.feedback

May 24 2017

So they had to kind of reshape [without Thomas] and that's the beauty of having Brad Stevens as your coach. You're able to reshape what you do offensively and still be in a good rhythm. It's been challenging for us to kind of -- plays out of timeout, [they've] kind of been killing us on ATOs and keeping us off-balance, but in the second half we kind of got a little bit of rhythm and think we'll be better in Game 5.feedback

May 24 2017

He's a special talent. He rose to the occasion and he put the team on his back. We definitely needed that effort from him.feedback

May 23 2017

I've always stayed even-keeled. At the end of the day it's just basketball. You understand that I put in a lot of work to my craft. I've always trusted that. I've always leaned on my teammates at times as well. For me mentally I've always focused on the present and not worried about the situation. You just live in the moment.feedback

May 22 2017

I had a tough game, period. Not just in the second half. Me, personally, I didn't have it. My teammates did a great job of keeping us in the game, building that lead. But me, personally, I didn't have it. That's all I've got to say about my performance.feedback

May 22 2017

They moved the ball, and they kept us at bay. We couldn't get stops. We couldn't get out in transition a lot. Those guys made plays. They made a lot of plays. They got some second-chance points. We only had two fast-break points, so they neutralized what we wanted to do.feedback

May 22 2017

Some adversity is all part of the postseason. I feel like you have to have some type of adversity in order to be successful. If it was going to happen, let it happen now; let us regroup. Let us regroup and all the narrative and everything that was going on, let's regroup and let's get back to playing desperate basketball, which they did tonight. So we've got to be a lot better, for sure.feedback

May 21 2017

We hate that Isaiah got hurt. Salute to him on an unbelievable season. What he was able to accomplish this year and the things that he did in the postseason, under the circumstances with the tragic death of his sister. But for us as a unit, it's never been about one guy. That's not our focus. It's always been about team effort and how we can put out the best game plan to go against their team. And they're still well-coached. They still got players out there that are going to look for the challenge and are going to step up their play, so we have to be ready for that.feedback

May 21 2017

Well, that's a huge compliment, but there's no such thing for us.feedback

May 21 2017

We don't have a perfect roster. We don't have a perfect team. But we can make up for mistakes, and we can make up for maybe some deficiencies that we may have because we communicate, we fly around and we sacrifice for one another. That could put us as close to perfection as possible, which you can't ever get to. But our communication level, our sacrifice, what we give to each other every night kind of covers that, kind of covers some of the faults that we may have. And with the faults that we do have, we try to get better and better at it so we can be as great as we can be every single night.feedback

May 21 2017

No, no, they didn't mix up the coverage. They did a good job of sprinting back, leveling to the ball, doubling me a little bit more in the post.feedback

May 21 2017

Well, I feel some adversity is all part of the postseason. I feel like you have to have some type of adversity in order to be successful. If it was going to happen, let it happen now; let us regroup. Let us regroup and all the narrative and everything that was going on, let's regroup and let's get back to playing desperate basketball, which they did tonight. So we've got to be a lot better, for sure.feedback

May 21 2017

I think it's great -- what happened hurts. It's a loss in the postseason. But I'm glad it kind of hurt, that it happened the way it did -- let our foot off the gas a little bit, didn't keep the pressure on them like we have been accustomed to. But we have to play a lot better in Game 4.feedback

May 21 2017

I was just pretty poor. What else do you want me to say? It seems like you only ask questions when we lose. ... You always come around when we lose, I swear.feedback

May 20 2017

I believe we've got another level, as well. As well as we played tonight, we've got a couple of things we can do better. There's no complacency for us now. But we like where we're headed.feedback

May 19 2017

No, I didn't see it. And what are you going to do about it at the end of the day? My only job is to try to be the MVP for this team every night, put my teammates, put our franchise in position to be successful and ultimately compete for a championship. For me, I know what I bring to the table. This league knows what I bring to the table. That's for you guys to write about. It's not for me to be concerned about. I haven't been fourth in a long time.feedback

May 18 2017

But his mentality needs to stay the same as Minnesota, and I think as he continues to get even more comfortable and comfortable -- tonight was one of those instances where every time he got the ball, it was a small guarding him or somebody was in the post, he was aggressive. He grabbed every rebound for the most part with him and Tristan (Thompson) in the paint, and he was very aggressive with his shot. He also got to the free throw line 10 times -- well, nine. So definitely that mentality from Minnesota is what we all love.feedback

May 18 2017

For me I saw that in Kev this morning. I knew what type of game he was going to have. I mean, he came through for us. We want the mentality of Kevin from Minnesota, but his usage rate don't have to be as high as Minnesota. Obviously we all know that he was a featured guy pretty much every possession going down the floor, and here that's changed a little bit because we have other guys.feedback

May 18 2017

I felt OK last night. I knew I wouldn't feel that great after the game, and I don't feel that great right now. ... But I should be much better (Friday). There's going to be some adjustments made from both sides. We have to be ready for it. Obviously, we don't know the exact adjustments, but we know they're going to make adjustments. That's what good teams do, and we have to be ready for whatever they bring to the table.feedback

May 18 2017

It was our two bigs that set the tone – Kev and Double-T (Tristan Thompson), they were phenomenal. I saw it in Kev this morning. I knew what type of game he was going to have. So he came through for us.feedback

May 17 2017

It don't matter. Just to be part of the postseason is a treat for me. I've been fortunate enough to be a part of it for 12 straight years at this point now, so any building I'm able to walk into at any point of the playoffs is always a treat.feedback

May 17 2017

We know the ultimate goal, yes, but at the end of the day if you're able to be successful in this league, this is the No. 1 league, if you're able to be successful at any level, you can always appreciate it. You're never satisfied, for me, unless you hoist a trophy, but I can appreciate what we've been able to accomplish in the two, three years I've been back. We've got to continue the journey, it's not done.feedback

May 17 2017

Just getting back into the flow of basketball. We've been around the flow for eight days now. But (not) a game situation. ... Getting into the flow ... it shouldn't be too hard. These fans and this atmosphere and this team that we're playing against should put us right back where we need to be.feedback

May 17 2017

The energy was there from the start.feedback

May 08 2017

We're going to work on our habits this week and see what happens. Even though we won this series, there's some things we can clean up. We have another level and we believe we can get there.feedback

May 07 2017

It doesn't matter to me. I'm excited about us getting an opportunity to represent our franchise in the Eastern Conference Finals to go play for the big one.feedback

May 07 2017

The fact that we play our best basketball in the postseason lets us know that we're up for the challenge.feedback

May 07 2017

We needed that spark. We just wanted to try to get defensive stops while he was in the zone and we were able to do that.feedback

May 07 2017

It's rewarding when you can advance. It's not just given to you, you have to go out and earn it. Once again I'm part of a team that's been able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. It's going to be my ninth time in 14 years. I'll take those numbers.feedback

May 06 2017

At 22 I wasn't mentally ready for this. You dream about it, you want it but you don't have the experience to actually know. Mentally I had never been a part of it so I didn't know exactly how much commitment and how much sacrifice that you got to make not only for yourself but for your team.feedback

May 06 2017

But without that experience I wouldn't be where I am today.feedback

May 05 2017

We don't need to be thinking about a sweep or getting rest, we need to be thinking about what we need to do to execute defensively and offensively coming into Sunday.feedback

May 05 2017

We knew we were coming to a hostile environment, we knew they were going to give us everything they had, no matter who was in the lineup. We just had to weather the storm.feedback

May 05 2017

It's bait. If [Ibaka] would have reached in, I would have put it on the floor. It was a mental thing. Everything I do is mental. I was just basically in my zone, in my comfort zone, and after I spun the ball and I jabbed him, I seen what I needed to see from the defender to be able to get that shot off. If I didn't see it, I would have drove it, and if I didn't have the drive, I would have gave it up and let one of my teammates attack. What if I missed the shot? What if he stole the ball? We wouldn't be talking about it.feedback

May 05 2017

He's automatic. When [Korver] steps on the floor, eyes have to be on him. ... Just his ability to be out on the floor just helps us all out offensively because it just creates more space. From the time we got him all the way to now, and as we continue to play throughout the postseason, he's been huge for our ballclub.feedback

May 04 2017

I don't know, man. It's the bunker mentality of knowing it's 15 guys plus the coaching staff and whoever is there that's traveled with us against the whole state and the whole city.feedback

May 04 2017

I just like the adversity of the road. Home cooking is great, love the home fans for 14 years. But I love playing out on the road more than I love playing at home. It's just a weird thing.feedback

May 03 2017

You hear a name like Kareem, a guy who's done so many great things, not only as an individual but as a teammate. Winning championships in the '80s and things of that nature and how many points he's put up. He's somebody you read about. I didn't get an opportunity to actually watch him play growing up, but I just read about his accomplishments and things he was able to do, so, it's pretty cool.feedback

May 03 2017

I'm feeling pretty good. Just blessed I'm able to make a few plays tonight to help us win another game.feedback

May 03 2017

Listen, I think if the effort is there and you're flying around and some teams are going to make shots, they are going to make contested shots. It's a lot of great athletes in this game and a lot of great players. Going to make tough shots and I think if the energy is there and you can hold that for as close to 48 minutes then the percentages and points will go down.feedback

May 03 2017

Mentally I'm prepared for every situation they could put themselves in. Me personally. I'm prepared for them being big, going small, having three point guards on the court, having four wings and one point guard, having two bigs, me personally I'm ready for whatever that they're capable of or can do for their team.feedback

May 03 2017

I believe that she was just looking upon him, looking down on him and giving him everything and more. There was no way he was going to get tired last night and I just felt that – and I saw watching the game – at no point was he going to get tired. I just think she was just looking down on him and just giving him any extra motivation, any little touch, any little spring.feedback

May 03 2017

I just think she was just looking down on him and just giving him any extra motivation, any little touch, any little spring. When you're on the court that's your sanctuary and that's where you can kind of block everything out no matter what you're going through in your individual life, block everything out because that's your happy place and it definitely showed for him in his individual performance.feedback

May 03 2017

That's two of the best two guards we have, especially in the Eastern Conference, if not the whole league.feedback

May 03 2017

He's accepted the challenge. We've tried to just communicate on the back line of defense, second and third of the defense. Just let him know that we're protecting him or what's coming up or what's going on behind him. He's taking the challenge, so we just want to continue to do that. J.R. definitely made himself into a two-way player. We said it all last year, said it in the offseason, and because of injuries he didn't get much of a rhythm for the regular season, but I feel like he's back in form where he left off last year in the postseason.feedback

May 03 2017

I'm playing in my comfort zone. I know what they want to take away ... I just trusted my ability and I made a couple plays.feedback

May 01 2017

I think it's 19 years. He put his mark on this game. Somebody I've had a lot of battles with, somebody I've always respected and competed against and pushed me in the Eastern Conference for quite a while. A champion. His numbers and what he was able to do out on the floor speaks for itself. So I would say his next stop is the Hall of Fame. Great ride. He had a hell of a ride for sure.feedback

May 01 2017

We've built the who we are over the, I don't even know, last eight months, nine months. Make adjustments throughout the playoff series but at the end of the day we are who we are. We know what we're about, we know how we can win and you go from there, so it's not about trying to surprise nobody. It's about trying to out execute them, and we'll see where that takes you.feedback

May 01 2017

That was the mystery coming into the game, how we would come out? Obviously you prepare, you want to come out and play well, but you never know after an eight-day layoff. But the energy was phenomenal. He put his mark on this game. Somebody I've always respected and competed against and pushed me in the Eastern Conference for quite a while. A champion. His numbers and what he was able to do out on the floor speaks for itself. So I would say his next stop is the Hall of Fame. He had a hell of a ride for sure.feedback

May 01 2017

As a team I think we had great energy, and even some of the mistakes that we had we were able to cover up for because our energy level was high. But we'll be a lot better on Wednesday. He put his mark on this game. Somebody I've always respected and competed against and pushed me in the Eastern Conference for quite a while. A champion. His numbers and what he was able to do out on the floor speaks for itself. So I would say his next stop is the Hall of Fame. He had a hell of a ride for sure.feedback

May 01 2017

I feel like I'll be better [in Game 2] on Wednesday. We made some mistakes, but we made up for it with our energy.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Adds a veteran, for one, a guy that has experience. Finals experience as well. And also a guy who can stretch the floor and create, also protect the rim at times. It definitely helped them out, was a good piece for them.feedback

Apr 28 2017

No built-in advantage. Doesn't mean I'm going to be able to win a road game in this series. Just play the game. For me, I just go out and try to win every game and do whatever it takes to help our team be successful. [We are] going to a hostile building in Game 3 and Game 4 [at the Air Canada Centre], and we know that. Their fans are unbelievable. I stated that last year after we closed that series out. Doesn't mean we're going to be able to win this year. We've got to go out and make it happen. We have to worry about Game 1 first.feedback

Apr 28 2017

Sometimes I'm able to see a few of them. Some of them are actually pretty good, and some of them are like I've seen them before, seen it since high school, actually. Some of them are pretty good. They take a lot of time out of their day to try to figure out how to get my attention away from the game. But I'm able to look at all the signs in the crowd and still maintain my focus on the court, too, so it doesn't do much.feedback

Apr 26 2017

The game plan is from the coaching staff. Coaches always ask me how I'm feeling throughout the game. And I feel great. If I'm out on the floor and I'm hurting us by playing a lot of minutes, then I need to come out. But In this series, I played a lot of minutes and I felt great. I actually could have played the whole game if need be.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Being a first-generational money maker in a household is a scary thing. If there's one thing I still do, I would never pull my money out in front of somebody. You would never know how much money I got in my pocket – that comes from me being from the bottom.feedback

Apr 20 2017

No matter who's on the floor with me and for myself, I just don't settle for being not as great as I can be. It's not going to result in a stat line like this every night. When my mind is fresh and in the moment, sometimes certain things like this happen, so I don't know. I can't even really appreciate it. I'll let you guys write your words about it and go from there. Only thing that matters is a win and that's what I'm here for.feedback

Apr 20 2017

I knew I had to be better because of Kobe Bryant. I knew he was in the gym, and I knew he was working on his game. And I knew he was great. So every day that I didn't want to work out or every day I felt like I couldn't give more, I always thought of Kobe. Because I knew that he was getting better and I was like, Man, if you take a day off, he's going to take advantage of it. You cannot take a day off. You cannot take a day off.' And I used him for my motivation throughout my career because I always knew that he was working on something. So that part will be missed a little bit.feedback

Apr 20 2017

It was someone that I always knew I had to be in the gym.feedback

Apr 17 2017

It's a routine we're going to stick with.feedback

Apr 17 2017

Myself and Kyle, we kind have been brainstorming about it, how to get it to be more efficient. I mean, honestly, Kyle is probably one of the most efficient guys we have from the free throw line on our team. So, I'm a basketball mind, I'm open minded about trying to figure out ways that can help my efficiency so, it's a good start.feedback

Apr 17 2017

It's killing me. Yeah it's killing me, it's killing me. Can't have everything. Everything else is creeping up and that's taking a step down. But I'll be fine for the playoffs. For the rest of the regular season I'm going to end up shooting in the 60s, which is a career-low for me, but the postseason I'll be up there in the 80s.feedback

Apr 16 2017

He missed. We won. We wanted to get the ball out of his hands, make somebody else try to beat us and live with the results.feedback

Apr 15 2017

This is the start of a long-a-- journey. There's going to be adversity, there's going to be challenges. ... The key is to stay even-keeled.feedback

Apr 15 2017

I'm happy we got the victory. I'm happy how emotional we was. I'm happy with the energy and the effort. Played with energy and effort all night. … Game 1 has always been a feel-out game for myself. Seeing what you can do, seeing ways you can get better and you always go into Game 2 even more prepared because you want to see what type of game plan they have. As the series goes on and on, we start to know more about the team, more about your opponent and try to be better the next game. But, this was a great start for us.feedback

Apr 14 2017

This year has been very challenging by the simple fact that a lot of our guys haven't been able to make road trips. When J.R. [Smith] was out three months, he wasn't able to be on road trips with us. When Kev [Love] was hurt, he couldn't make the road trips. And some other guys couldn't make the road trips. So automatically some of those things changed because we don't have our full unit. And we've had 24 different players on our team this year, so that's changed.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Every year's different. Every year is challenging. You have to be able to, if the year's not going as well as you might have planned, you've got to be able to adjust to that, which is OK. We live in the moment and we have to focus on what needs to be done today and go from there. It was hard to get a lot of camaraderie and cohesiveness on the floor of a steady diet of what we know we can be with all the injuries every time. I feel like we got healthy, somebody else went out, back in, went out.feedback

Apr 13 2017

We've got to have our mind sharp, our bodies as fresh as possible going into Game 1 on Saturday. You guys can harp on the regular season. I'm not one to do it, not with the postseason starting right now. You guys are trying to drain my energy. I just told you I feel great. Don't do that to me. I feel good. I'm not going backwards.feedback

Apr 13 2017

We have a good chance to win it all. But it starts with baby steps first and we understand that. It starts with our opponent in two days. We have to be very determined, but we also have to be very smart about our game plan and how we execute that game plan, execute that (for as close to) 48 minutes as possible starting with Game 1. I'm not giving it to you. But I've got the answer why I feel like we've got a great chance.feedback

Apr 11 2017

For me, it's never been about trying to get the number one seed, it's just trying to play as great a basketball as you can every single night and whatever happens, happens. Obviously the last 10 games, I think we're 5-5. We've had some good moments, we've had some not-so-good moments, obviously with today. The best thing for our team is we want to go down the stretch and be healthy. If we're healthy, we can put a game plan together and compete against anybody in the postseason.feedback

Apr 09 2017

Obviously, the last 10 games we've been 5-5. We had some good moments and we had some not-so-good moments today. The best thing for our team is we want to go down the stretch, be healthy and put a game plan together.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - NBA

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.feedback

Apr 09 2017

We had some bad breaks, obviously, with the jumpball. A couple of their guys were out of bounds. And then with the jumpball for Kyrie in the corner, I'm sitting right next to the (other) ref (Leroy Richardson) and asking for a timeout and the explanation he gave me, I never heard in my 14-year career. Never. So it doesn't take away from the fact that we still had a huge lead to start the fourth, but every play counts, no matter what is going on.feedback

Apr 07 2017

You expect for us to want to get better, and we were doing that and we took a couple steps back tonight.feedback

Apr 07 2017

I mean, do you have a choice? You don't have a choice. We got three more games left, I believe -- Sunday, Monday, Wednesday. We don't have a choice. We move on to the next one and try to get better from there.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - NBA

It's a long, strenuous season and the NBA does a great job of putting the schedule together as best as they can. You're going to have back-to-backs. You're going to have certain games where certain things fall on certain nights, but a coach's job is to figure out a way for their team to compete for a championship, not compete for a game.feedback

Apr 05 2017

I'm not one to get caught up in regular season big games. I've been to six straight Finals, I'm the last person to ask.feedback

Apr 05 2017

We don't know what we can be. We just don't. But we know we played damn good tonight.feedback

Apr 03 2017

Man I can't watch this anymore man!feedback

Apr 02 2017 - AT&T

I had good intentions but I was a little bit too demonstrative at that point in the game. I can't show up my teammates. Double T worked hard, he's a big-time player for our team. I had good intentions of what I wanted to happen, but the way it came out, it didn't look good on TV.feedback

Apr 02 2017

I'm happy for Lance, man. He's had a rough year with injuries and things of that nature. It was good. I needed that.feedback

Mar 29 2017

How much does it matter to me? It matters more that we're playing better basketball than where we're at, and if that results in us getting the number one seed, getting the number two seed, three or whatever the hell it is, I want us to be playing better basketball. That's what it comes down to. I'm not worried about anything. I feel like when we're playing Cavaliers basketball, when we're playing the type of basketball that we know we're capable of playing, when we're at full strength, we can start off on the road. We've done it before.feedback

Mar 28 2017

I've learned over the season there's a time and place for it. Certain situations. I kind of wait for the right time ... So my time will come.feedback

Mar 28 2017

It's a delicate time right now for our team. A lot of people talking ... guys in the locker room. I'm not saying it's for the bad. We've got a couple guys that's shown leadership, some guys that's been in the fray before that's giving their opinions.feedback

Mar 25 2017

When he (Wall) is making shots like that, they're a very tough team to beat.feedback

Mar 25 2017

I missed a couple of shots and I was like, The hell with those things.feedback

Mar 22 2017

Keep my family out of this. I actually like [Lonzo]. I like his game.feedback

Mar 21 2017

Keep my kids' name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth. This is dad to dad. It's a problem now.feedback

Mar 11 2017

I don't ever shy away from a guy getting a second chance, and if this is his destination, I'd be happy to be part of his process.feedback

Mar 11 2017 - NBA

I haven't been around Larry, so I don't know what consists of him playing every night or him getting back to the flow of things. From the outside looking in, it looks like he wants to be back on an NBA floor again. He has the talent -- we all know that. He has the ability. I think this will be a perfect locker room for him to try to help him. You know me: I'm always in favor of helping somebody get their things back right. I was part of it with Bird in Miami, helped Greg as much. I was part of it with Eddy Curry -- he won a ring.feedback

Mar 11 2017

It looks like he wants another opportunity, and hopefully, if we're the team, hopefully we give him an opportunity. Why not? Everyone deserves a second chance, and it looks like he wants to get back to playing the game he loves, and hopefully this is his destination. You don't know how much you can get out of a guy that's been out so long, but I'd love to see it. Why not?feedback

Mar 11 2017

I could talk about when he played. An athletic big guy, incredible shot-blocking skills, anticipation around the rim, can finish around the rim and block shots, and being able to guard perimeter guys as well. With his hiatus, I don't know what he was going through, so I can't comment about somebody's personal life because I wasn't a part of it.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - NBA

I gotta congratulate Dirk Nowitzki on putting up 30,000 points. I'm watching the game right now. Congratulations. There's no way I was missing this moment. Hopefully I can join you at some point, big fella. Salute.feedback

Mar 06 2017

It's very deflating. It's a tough moment. We all were excited about the acquisition, you know, bring him in here. It's a tough one, not only obviously for him, first of all, but then for our ballclub.feedback

Mar 06 2017

I heard it break. I heard it crack.feedback

Mar 06 2017

Every single time, I shed a tear. It could come from obviously me being part of a single-parent household and never seeing my father and things growing up when I was a kid, but it's just an emotional part.feedback

Mar 06 2017

The whole thing about empowerment of yourself and having your visions become a reality and the more and more that you dream and actually talk about something that you want to do, it can become true.feedback

Mar 06 2017

That was one of the one things I got out of it. As complex as that book is and as deep as that book is – it is so, so deep – I was able to figure out a way to translate it to my life at that point in time where I was like, oh I can remember when I was the 11-year-old kid and I was telling myself 'Why me?' some days and I was always telling myself 'Okay, let's change the narrative of why me, why us, why are we put in this position? Let's change the narrative.feedback

Mar 02 2017

Things like that I'll remember forever.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I saw Crowder running to me, he jumped and then I saw Marcus Smart running toward me. I saw D-Will naked in the corner, so I gave him an opportunity and he just missed it. We got the shot we wanted.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I don't know if I'm on his level, but I definitely slowed up because I knew it was him. I'm not taking no legend out.feedback

Mar 01 2017

I hope it's not serious. We'll see what happens.feedback

Feb 28 2017

He can knock down shots and he can play make.feedback

Feb 28 2017

He's played in big games before so you know he won't shy away from the moment. It's going to help us out a lot.feedback

Feb 18 2017

I take pride in going out every night, and you knowing what you're going to get from me every night. I work on my game. I work on my craft. And to know that my numbers are right up there with my MVP seasons, it just lets me know I'm consistent. You can always book me for whatever my numbers say. Sometimes they're more. Not going to be less, not that many times.feedback

Feb 18 2017

That's who I am. I'm a vocal guy. I've been vocal about a lot of things this year.feedback

Feb 18 2017

LeBron Jr. wore 0 for the longest time because he loves Russ. Bryce wore 30 because he likes Steph and likes to shoot the ball from deep. I think that's pretty cool.feedback

Feb 18 2017

Truly blessed. This is a special time for me.feedback

Feb 15 2017

Makes me very happy. Now Melo is. I'm happy about that.feedback

Feb 15 2017

This is the way we wanted to play coming into February and the guys are excellent so far in this month. It sucks because we have a great rhythm right now and you hate to have the break. But the break is going to be good for everybody. It gives guys an opportunity – if they have some nicks and bruises and things of that nature. Just get away and decompress for a little bit, but we've been playing some good basketball.feedback

Feb 15 2017

I turned a corner very, very young. Probably about 16.feedback

Feb 15 2017

The one thing that we can always rely on is the fact that we've played without Kev before. We've had to do that in the playoffs. As much as you don't like to play without some of your big guns, sometimes if it happens then you're just ready for it.feedback

Feb 15 2017

It's been a burden on me since I got drafted. Why does it change now? Nothing's changed. I'll have my guys ready to play every single night.feedback

Feb 14 2017

So then he's going to miss Sunday, which sucks. And he's going to miss eight weeks, which sucks. We've got guys that's ready.feedback

Feb 14 2017

I'll rest when I retire. As long as I'm in the lineup, we've got a chance. We're good. Kev is out for an extended period of time. JR's been out. But I'm in the lineup, obviously we've got a chance against anybody.feedback

Feb 14 2017

He was having that All-Star year and this is where he wanted to get back to after coming from Minnesota a couple years ago. He was an All-Star and obviously he had to fit himself into a different role. We all did. It finally got back to the point where he felt like, validate myself once again in this league.' And then he has an injury again.feedback

Feb 14 2017

It's just our road, every season one of our key guys gets hurt. This year has probably been the worst out of all years, having our starting 2 guard out for so long and then having our All-Star power forward out for an extended period of time. Just next man up. We just hope for a healthy and speedy recovery for our All-Star.feedback

Feb 08 2017

Korver was in a league of his own. When he's open, we've got to get it to him.feedback

Jan 29 2017

Hopefully things get better for him soon.feedback

Jan 29 2017

We just want to play good basketball and tonight we did that. It started with the defensive end.feedback

Jan 29 2017

It has nothing to do with that. It's just the groove I'm in right now.feedback

Jan 26 2017

"No disrespect to DeAndre and to Kay, you think we can rely on them to help us win a playoff game right now?". "And it's no disrespect to them. But it's like, it's not fair to them.".feedback

Jan 26 2017

We gotta get better. That's all. I'm just trying to win ballgames. That's all that matters.feedback

Jan 25 2017

I have no reaction. We got 14 guys in here. We need to be ready every night. Who we got in here we gotta play. We can't play fantasy basketball. We got who we got and we gotta go out and play.feedback

Jan 24 2017

I not mad or upset at management cause Griff and staff have done a great job, I just feel we still need to improve in order to repeat... If that's what we wanna do.feedback

Jan 24 2017

It's been a (lousy) 2017 so far.feedback

Jan 24 2017

I don't know what we got to offer. I just know me, personally. I don't got no time to waste. I'll be 33 in the winter, and I ain't got time to waste.feedback

Jan 21 2017

I think it's that they don't boast and brag about what they accomplish. They're not flashy. They just win and they're consistent over there, but they've done a great job of just going about their business.feedback

Jan 17 2017 - NBA

I don't think it's a rivalry. It's two great teams that have aspirations. I don't believe I've ever had a rivalry in the NBA.feedback

Jan 10 2017

First thing I told him when he walked in the locker room the other day was, If you want to fit in, shoot the ball every time you get it.feedback

Jan 07 2017

That's the next step. You look at our league, most teams have three point guards. We only have two with Ky (Irving) and our rook in Kay. I think just having that security blanket. Every NFL team has three quarterbacks. We'll see what happens, but, we're happy with our team right now.feedback

Jan 07 2017

A guy that's played at a high level for a long time, has championship aspirations. And he has another rocket launcher.feedback

Jan 07 2017

They'll go higher than that. We're gonna get him the ball. He's on the floor for a reason. We're going to get it to him.feedback

Dec 27 2016 - World Happiness report

Everybody was just rejoicing in grace and happiness. It was more than I could have ever imagined. It was unforgettable, unbelievable.feedback

Dec 27 2016

To be that dominant in your respective sport, to see what he's been able to do over the years, what he does in that water, man, it's tremendous and very inspiring. When you have that type of tenure to be able to dominate, when you know that the entire competition is gearing up to beat you – and only you – and you're still able to come away No. 1 or always be at the top of the food chain, that's very inspiring.feedback

Dec 27 2016

At that moment, I felt fulfilled. To know the history of our sports here and how heartbreaking at times it was for all those years that our fans had to go through, and the circumstances that we came back from, it was so fulfilling.feedback

Dec 27 2016

He's definitely a person I'm inspired to be like, to have a social conscience about things. What I always saw in Ali was that he was always educated about everything he was speaking about. He was never just talking to be talking. There was a method to the madness. Ali definitely showed me the way.feedback

Dec 25 2016

The kid is special. It was never in doubt.feedback

Dec 25 2016

It lived up to what everyone wanted it to.feedback

Dec 21 2016

The next several years they could be really, really good. For me, I'm ready for whatever matchup. It doesn't matter if it's this year, or if it's several years, I'm going to be ready for it.feedback

Dec 21 2016

I wished he would've changed his mind. I had made three straight 3s. I don't know. It's cool, though. We won.feedback

Dec 21 2016

He came to me and asked me how I felt. I said great. He gave me a little look and I said, I feel great,' and uh, that was it.feedback

Dec 15 2016

Whenever Craig Sager is covering your game, you know it's a big one.feedback

Dec 13 2016

I've played in every arena. My coach wanted to rest us. I'm not going to buck my coach. That's what he wants and that's what we're going to do.feedback

Dec 13 2016

I've been in this league 14 years. I've paid my dues and more than a lot of guys. I've played in every arena. My coach wanted to rest us. I'm not going to buck my coach. That's what he wants and that's what we're going to do.feedback

Dec 09 2016

Anytime I'm mentioned with the other greats, it's very surreal and very humbling.feedback

Dec 09 2016

It's the Kevin Love of old. He's going out and playing his game right now.feedback

Dec 09 2016

As far as health-wise, I'm able to go, but Coach and the training staff have some type of program about me and I'll go with whatever they say.feedback

Dec 07 2016

I'm motivated for the love of the game, I'm motivated by the process, I'm motivated knowing that my kids are watching me tonight on national television. So I don't need much more.feedback

Dec 07 2016

It would be the same if I went to a restaurant and decided to eat chicken and not steak.feedback

Dec 03 2016

We got to get out of the honeymoon stage.feedback

Dec 03 2016

You got to play the game, the right way. We've got to battle every night like we ain't won nothing. Last year is last year. After ring night is over with, now it's a new season and everybody is gunning for us every night and we have to understand that. The honeymoon stage is over. It's time to play some real ball and be physical, especially in the trenches. Giving up 78 points (in the paint) is ridiculous. We've got to man up. Everybody.feedback

Dec 01 2016

I'm not wearing cleats. I got a basketball game to play. No glove. Just the uniform. I will be in uniform.feedback

Nov 25 2016 - Nike

It's been something that's been in the works for years now. We finally was able to put together a shoe and work with the Nike football lab to put a cleat on there. It's always a hard process when you turn a basketball shoe into a cleat, so we finally was able to find a shoe that fits the Nike lab football cleat.feedback

Nov 25 2016

It was just like, great timing, I guess, that it came together when they were playing Michigan in the biggest game of the season.feedback

Nov 23 2016

That was lightning. We just kept giving him the ball and he kept knocking them down.feedback

Nov 17 2016