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Charles Barkley
I've sat with older guys who took trains and played three days in a row. I think it's a joke and travesty that these guys won't pay back-to-back games with all the private jets and stuff that they get. The NBA caved in, instead of making them play back-to-back games ... I think it's a joke.feedback
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Sep 21 2017
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Medha Patkar

The government is obligated by the supreme court to fulfil all social and environmental conditions. They can't just dedicate it to the nation and say it is complete.feedback

Narendra Modi

World Bank or no World Bank, the people of this country had faith in us and it is due to their determination that this project has been completed.feedback

Medha Patkar

The water has already reached inside some of the hamlets with 3,000 families. One by one they are going to cut off these villages.feedback

Stefan Olander - Nike

We could tell LeBron how many fans of his checked in from Beijing. If you look at this as a new gateway to a connection with a consumer, you could just imagine where this goes.feedback

Stefan Olander - Nike

We know what we can do -- make amazing gear. But we wanted to do something more and we know the passion that consumers have for these players and their teams.feedback

Stan Van Gundy

I don't think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic. We have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus, and I have problems with thinking this is where we are as a country.feedback

Kenneth Bae

Because of his rant, the media attention to my plight was increased.feedback

Tim Duncan

People have been wonderfully generous. The toughest part right now? Trying to find transport, and getting it down there as soon as possible. It does us no good if it's just sitting there, down on the ground. We got to peek out the window a little bit and see how there were no leaves on the trees, how our neighbor's roof was gone, how things were sprayed all over the yard. I remember walking down the street and there were huge trees that were ripped out of the ground and laying down in the middle of the road. There were people just like us walking around and assessing what was going on.feedback

Tim Duncan

[T]his week I've been thinking a lot about those cans. Because they were a godsend. They were like magic to me. Someone had sent them – I don't know who, or what organization, but someone had sent them. And I was so happy and grateful. Not because I loved them – I've probably haven't had Chef Boyardee since – but because that food was a necessity. It got us through.feedback

Tim Duncan

The howling of the wind and the crashing of things on the wall, the little creaking of the roof, where you're thinking it might get pulled off – I remember hearing all of those sounds.feedback

Tim Duncan

I'm blessed with the fact that I made it through the storm. I'm blessed with the fact that at some point during the recovery, there was somebody at this end trying to put together supplies and effort to get it down there and get us back on our feet. I have that opportunity to be that person now and I'm not going to pass up that opportunity.feedback

Tim Leiweke

But more importantly it sends a very strong message now to the NBA and to the NHL that everyone worried about, Yeah will it ever get done with the city? Will they ever be able to get to the finish line? Will you ever possibly get this deal done within the politics of Seattle and the Seattle process as everyone likes to call it? Guess what? Game, set and match. We clearly send a message to everyone that this will get done, this will get built and we are ready now to go get one and hopefully soon, two teams.feedback

Rick Welts - Golden State Warriors

I'm thrilled that our deal did exactly what deals like this were intended to do when the league announced the program. We signed a partner we had never done business with before. We signed a big deal with an international player and, in turn, we've boosted the value of the NBA and the Warriors outside of North America.feedback

Shareef Abdur-Rahim

It was a wonderful experience. I wish I had all of that information when I was at the stage they are. You have to applaud the NCAA because they took the initiative and reached out, making a point of collaborating with us at the NBA. We don't like operating in a vacuum either. We're past that. I think we all know that if we aren't proactive about educating the kids, someone else will. That's where trouble will come in. For the two of us to not cooperate and collaborate doesn't make sense. It's not in the kid's best interest, either.feedback

Tracy McGrady

Yes, I deserve to be here. I had a zillion thoughts in my mind why I didn't deserve to be here. I started thinking of all these NBA greats, who had accomplished so many great things. Then I began to compare myself to them. It was way too easy to focus on what you don't have and what you didn't accomplish. But I'm grateful for those people that saw in me and believed in me, maybe when I always didn't believe in myself.feedback

Leslie Alexander

It's been my great joy and honour to own the Houston Rockets for the past 24 years. I've had the incredible opportunity to witness true greatness through the players and coaches who have won championships for the city, been named to All-Star and All-NBA teams, enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, and done so much for our franchise and our fans. I will continue to support the charities I have made commitments to throughout the years. I'll always have a special place in my heart for the fans, partners, city officials and employees who care so deeply for this team.feedback

LaVar Ball

We'll sit out a year or two. Just get stronger and faster, and then go into [NBA training] camp as a free agent. He already got the narrative -- he can play, he can play. You see what he's doing at 15 and 16.feedback

LaVar Ball

Maybe in two years, they'll change the rule and he'll be able to go to the NBA straight out of high school.feedback

LaVar Ball

We'll worry about it when we get there. Who cares? If he can't play, then he can't play. It doesn't mean he'll stop working out and getting better. Gelo will be next, but right now he's handcuffed by UCLA. He'd be ineligible if we put out a shoe with him. But he won't be ineligible in April. That's when he'll have his own shoe. We had an offer from NBA, but we turned it down. Who's watching TV these days? Facebook was the smart move for us because that's the future.feedback

Brad Stevens

The biggest thing is there's a lot of unknown. We all know what Horford is capable of, what Gordon is capable of, what Kyrie is capable of. At the same time, there's a lot of unknown with the rest of our roster, from a youth standpoint, because some of those guys haven't even played an NBA game. We'll see how much they impact winning. We have no idea right now until they play a game.feedback

Rob Pelinka - General Motors

We respect and accept the NBA's decision regarding this matter. On behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, I want to express our regret over this unfortunate incident to both our fans and the NBA.feedback

Kobe Bryant

The question needs to be, What is my passion?' Not, Where can I create the most value or generate the most revenue?' But, What is my next passion?' When you find that next passion, everything else will make sense.feedback

Jayson Tatum

I was watching [the trade news] on TV and I saw breaking news come across, so it was just as much of a shock to me as all the other fans. I was just as surprised as everyone else [about the deal]. I saw my name come up and I didn't know if I was going to get traded. ... It's all new to me. I haven't played an NBA game yet; I just came from college. I don't know how to handle all the trade talks. I was just like, Wow,' [when I] saw my name come up.feedback

Danny Ainge

Kyrie is one of the best scorers in the NBA. He has proven that on the biggest stage, the NBA Finals, the last three years. He's been an NBA Champion, an Olympic Gold Medalist, and a four-time All-Star. For all he's accomplished, we think his best years are ahead of him. Isaiah and Jae have been a huge part of our success. Isaiah's playoff performance under very difficult circumstances will live on in history, and we wish them all the best.feedback

Steve Clifford

A lot players are always talking about expanding their game. And if you want to be able to play against every other center, you have to expand your game defensively, too. My point to him has been this: You have to remember your great strengths remain your great strengths. We have to be able to adapt to the NBA game and the things that people in your position are doing.feedback

Steve Clifford

He fits with our team, the way we play. So much of our [NBA] game has become a 3-point game, but most teams still get those shots from inside-out. To me, he still has a big paint presence at both ends of the floor. And his greater strengths remain the same: as a basket protector, as a rebounder, as a defensive organizer, great screener, can demand the ball in the paint [and] draw fouls. Those things don't change at all.feedback

Kevin Durant

It's huge for us. It's huge for sports. It's huge for the influence we have, because we're leaders at the end of the day. It feels good to see my brothers in the NBA and across sports speaking out.feedback

LeBron James

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

Victor Sun

Stephen Curry is famous here because he's got two rings and played in three NBA Finals. Guo's team is one of the best in the Chinese Basketball Association. He's been to the Finals, so that's why he is getting so famous now.feedback

Nick Bogdanovich

With so much attention on the rookie class and the stars of the league, this is a fantastic year to start offering them.feedback

DeMarcus Cousins

I can't wait. Oh my God. I can't wait ... I just got a lot to get off my chest.feedback

Scott Boras

In the NBA, when a player hits the floor and there's perspiration on the floor, they clean it up immediately so the surface isn't slick. In baseball, we have no one cleaning the bags between innings during inclement weather. Is there observation as the game goes where they would stop and make sure the bag is dry? We don't do that. We don't take measures like that for player safety that could easily be accomplished by the grounds crew and the umpires' observations.feedback

Pat Riley

We are thrilled to be able to participate in the NBA Mexico City Games. The game of basketball is truly a global game and we are proud to be a part of its return to Mexico City. We look forward to our first-ever regular season game there and bringing the HEAT experience to our fans in Mexico.feedback

Scott Perry

Last month, the day after I was hired, I started a full evaluation of the entire basketball operations staff. My first goal was to build-up the highest level front office in the NBA. We are adding a host of highly-regarded and respected basketball people to work with the Knicks to fortify the franchise for years to come.feedback

Dirk Nowitzki

It's a fun environment because usually when you play them in the NBA you just see them on the court and say hi and bye. But here we actually have some time.feedback

Dirk Nowitzki

He's like what, 20, 21? I mean, the sky is the limit for this kid. He's long, he can move, he can shoot and had a fantastic year last season. He's going to be a great player in this league for a long time.feedback

Kristaps Porzingis

I have thousands of questions for him. I have been talking to him all the time. But one thing I want to find out is how he is able to play at that age.feedback

Joel Embiid

He's helped me to keep getting better as a player. There is a shared respect for each other.feedback

Drew Crum

Our positive stance on the shares of TTWO is based on a robust game pipeline led by Red Dead Redemption 2, arguably the most anticipated console title for next year, what we believe to be a sequel to the Borderlands' franchise, multiple projects in development at Rockstar, the NBA eLeague, and continued support of perennial sports franchises.feedback

Arsene Wenger

Once countries own football clubs everything is possible and it has become very difficult to respect Financial Fair Play. We still live with rationality. We are not the only ones. I think 99 per cent of the clubs do that - but of course we cannot compete at that level. When you think that Trevor Francis was the first £1m player and that looked unreasonable, that shows you how much distance and how far we have come, how big football has become. It's beyond calculation and beyond rationality. The numbers are now comparable to the NBA basketball. They are out of context with society.feedback

Trisha Paytas

Being a call girl made me more confident. No-one ever asked me to the prom when I was at school so it was cool that guys wanted to pay me to be naked. When I started out I got $4,000 with the lower people. But then I got paid $50,000 from a National Basketball Association player. I have had guys ask me to do weird things and it can be scary. But I enjoyed my time. They should be bragging that they banged me!feedback

Dan Gilbert

These things are fluid. We think that Kyrie Irving is one of the best guards in the NBA. He was part of a championship, three years straight to the Finals, and we value his talent – significantly.feedback

Koby Altman

That's been well-publicized. I don't want to talk about that. What's interesting is, over the course of the NBA draft, there's 60 picks. In the first round, there's five minutes between picks. I probably made 200 phone calls that night, and none of that gets publicized. We're actively trying to get better and discover what opportunities that are out there. It's the ones that sort of don't make it to the media that are the ones you're more crushed about.feedback

Dan Gilbert

I can't tell you how important it is to have [strong] relationships around the league. What's a little bit surprising, I've been doing it 12 years now as an owner I guess, but how many deals in the league actually get done because there's relationships between the front office of our franchise and another one. Because sometimes there will be a trade or something that happens and we'll say, did we even get an at-bat? Did we even get to talk to them? It's not like you can say, let me go out to some auction side and see if there's any NBA teams that can get better deals.feedback

Koby Altman

So, we're very active during that time. Also, we're aggressive in trying to figure out how can we get better for this organization. So, I'm not going to talk about that specific trade, but know that we were active during that time and every team in the NBA was active during that time, trying to help their respective franchises.feedback

Koby Altman

I think a lot of it's been overblown. I think a lot of people who are in this building every day haven't seen any of that animosity. Along with Kevin Love, this is a group that has gotten us to three straight Finals and won an NBA championship together. They play great together on the floor, and a lot of that I do think is overblown. We haven't seen a lot of this animosity that's sort of been out there in the media.feedback

Doug Creutz - Cowen Group

We expect studio profitability to rebound to peak levels in FY18 based on a strong slate that includes Star Wars 8 and Avengers 3. However, we continue to believe that the studio is operating at roughly peak profitability, given its utter dominance of the industry.feedback

Calvin Roberts

I have a chance to correct something most people never get to do. I have a chance to change something.feedback

Calvin Roberts

There are so many people behind me I can't stop, I got to keep pushing. Has there been a point in your life when you look back and say, You know what, if I would have turned left instead of right, I could have done this? I could have done that?' Do you ever have that feeling that you could have made something better?feedback

Calvin Roberts

When I started working out, I reached a point where I got back into my college shape, and it just kind of kicked in, I felt good. It just kind of clicked like riding a bicycle – you don't forget how to ride.feedback

Calvin Roberts

As long as I'm in physically good shape and I can rebound, jump, shoot, and everything, I fulfilled my part. It's just, is there anybody out there that will want me on their team?feedback

Calvin Roberts

How long can a 61-year-old person last in the NBA? I'm pretty sure that's what went through their minds. I can't say for sure, but I'm pretty sure that's what they're thinking.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

To mention one [player] is hard, but the level that I am is like in other sports: Formula One, NBA...The best players always follow the best players. They want to be in the top of the game because the other ones are there. You cannot rest, because the other ones will pass you.feedback

John Swofford

We have a whole new generation coming up that is more constrained time-wise about what they're going to pay attention to. Baseball is going through it. I saw an article where the NBA is looking for ways to shorten their games. A pitch clock potential in baseball, which would be a significant change to the rules. So we're going to be working on that.feedback

Ryan McDonough

I would like to thank Robert and his partners for extending my agreement with this great franchise. We have laid the foundation for what we hope will become the next championship caliber Suns team. There is still a lot of work to be done to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a championship to Phoenix so we are thrilled to add James Jones to our staff.feedback

Ryan McDonough

James has a wealth of experiences that will greatly benefit our organization. He is a three-time NBA Champion and has been one of the top executives with the National Basketball Players Association over the past few years. We welcome 'Champ' and his family to our Phoenix Suns family.feedback

Kevin Durant

I'm excited to travel to India to help promote the game of basketball and meet the prospects at The NBA Academy India. I've wanted to visit India for a long time, and I can't wait to experience the country's unique culture and share my knowledge with the kids there.feedback

Mike D'Antoni

It's a little bit like USA Basketball ... you can sit around all day and say why that wouldn't work, but guess what it does, because they want it to work. I know James and Chris want it to work and that's all it takes.feedback

David Carter

The NBA is out in front in a lot of those areas. I don't think there's a bubble ready to burst.feedback

David Carter

I don't think people are running around trying to discern whether the NBA sky is falling.feedback

Tad Brown

Leslie Alexander has put the Houston Rockets and Clutch City Sports and Entertainment up for sale. It's been a great joy in his life and pleasure to be the owner of the Houston Rockets. The great players, Hall of Fame players and coaches, championships won, All-NBA teams made. Just the connection with the community that's been established over 24 years has been an incredible opportunity that he's just loved.feedback

Mike Malone

The other way, that's a defeatist attitude. How long can you wait? I don't know if Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay [Thompson] and those guys are going anywhere for a while. You just can't go into hibernation, wake up and say, OK, it's our time.' We compete.feedback

Daryl Morey

It's a weapons race in the NBA and you're either in the weapons race or on the sidelines.feedback

Bryan Colangelo

The East has definitely changed a lot since the end of the season. I think what's on the horizon is a lot of unknowns right now. There's still come player movement that needs to happen. But things are wide open.feedback

Daryl Morey

This is a moment that our whole organization has been working towards to get ourselves back to a championship. We really think this historic pairing of Chris Paul with James Harden and the great players we have around them is one that really gives us an unbelievable chance of getting back and getting our third championship. I say historic pairing because no one's ever put together two players this smart, this complementary, especially two of the best passers in NBA history, on one team.feedback

Richard Sherman

Oh, 100 percent. If we want as the NFL, as a union, to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike. That's the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize. You're going to have to miss games, you're going to have to lose some money if you're willing to make the point, because that's how MLB and NBA got it done. They missed games, they struck, they flexed every bit of power they had, and it was awesome. It worked out for them.feedback

Mike White

Devin runs like a deer and gets his jump shot off so quickly. He's a very talented guy. He can be a force at both ends of the floor.feedback

Richard Sherman

NBA players like KD [Kevin Durant] and LeBron [James] are sitting there taking two-year deals like it's nothing. They figure, I'll take a two-year deal because I'm going to wait for the salary cap to increase and get another bite at the apple.' In our sport, they won't do it.feedback

Byron Spruell

These changes will help us fulfill our goal of improving game flow and pace of play. Fewer stoppages and less time without action, especially at the end of a game, will further enhance the viewing experience for our fans.feedback

Adrian Wojnarowski

The Rockets have been persistent in their pursuit of Anthony, who is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join [Chris] Paul and James Harden in Houston and the Knicks do not imagine a scenario where [Tim] Hardaway [Jr.] is sharing the floor with Anthony to start the season.feedback

Tim Hardaway Jr.

It's an odd feeling. But Melo's got to do what's best for his family and for him. Just having that veteran leader out there on the floor, a go-to guy who can get you a bucket at any given moment of a game, it's great. It's great to have that. You want to have that in the NBA. It would be tough for him to leave, but like I said, he has to do what's best for him and his family.feedback

Marc Ganis

There is little doubt that top baseball players are less recognized than the top athletes in many other sports. Basketball players and the NBA set many trends and are relevant in pop culture. NFL dominates in the U.S. and the second-most popular sport is also football - college football.feedback

Chauncey Billups

My desire is to be in the front office at some point. I want the opportunity to build something special and to enjoy building it. That is something that would be very exciting to do, to build something desirable and sustainable.feedback

Chauncey Billups

First and foremost, my family was 100 percent behind me taking the job. It didn't come down to that at all. At the end of the day, after carefully looking at the entire situation, I just felt it wasn't the time. It's that simple. I've got a ton of respect for Dan and the Cavs organization. But now just wasn't the time.feedback

Gordon Hayward

And that unfinished business we had together, back in 2010, when I left Butler for the NBA. As far as I'm concerned, all of these years later, we still have it: And that's to win a championship.feedback

Trey McKinney Jones

I feel like I get my foot in the door, I'm the kind of player where if I do all the little stuff well enough I can stick. So that's what I'm looking for now, just a chance to stick my foot in the door. That's what I want out of this summer. I've got a family now to worry about. It's time.feedback

Trey McKinney Jones

You want to show them you can make the right plays, take the open shot, really grind on defense. You try to make a statement on that front, make the right play, make the right reads and you've got to make the little plays. I think that's what teams are really looking for in this summer situation.feedback

Trey McKinney Jones

I'm giving the NBA one more shot, while I'm still young, I guess you could say.feedback

Dylan Ennis

Being around both organizations, it's great for me. OKC, they've shown me a great time already. They've taught me a lot of things already that I can take going forward. And I'm sure Golden State will do the same.feedback

Pat Riley

Chris changed his life and basketball career when he came to Miami. And he changed our lives for the better, in a way we never would have imagined, when he joined the Miami Heat. We will forever be indebted to C.B. for how he changed this team and led us to four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise.feedback

Jason Botterill

Players have priorities on where they want to play: family reasons, where teams are, whether they're on the verge of winning a Stanley Cup or a rebuilding situation. I think that happens every year.feedback

Joe Thornton

It was nice getting courted by all these teams, and I felt bad saying, Hey I'm going back to San Jose,' but that's where my heart is and that's where I'm happy.feedback

Jim Nill

It's their opportunity to go to where they want to go and sometimes you might have to take a little bit less money to go there. Do you want to go to a good team? Is it a city you want to go to? Is it where your family wants to be? ... It's players finding the right fit for where they want to be and having the money that they can live with.feedback

Adam Grant

Grit doesn't mean keep doing the thing that's failing. It means define your dreams broadly enough that you can find new ways to pursue them when your first and second plans fail. I needed to give up on my dream of making the NBA, but I didn't need to give up on my dream of becoming a halfway decent athlete.feedback

Kevin Shattenkirk

There's going to be a lot of pressure – that's something that's exciting to me. You can't replicate that anywhere else in this league, but as a local boy I grew up around it. No matter where you go you're trying to win your team a Stanley Cup. There's no better place to try to do it for me than in New York.feedback

Tom Thibodeau

We have a great young core obviously with Karl and with Andrew, and we're excited to have Jimmy. He's one of the best two-way players. Watching him become a three-time All-Star, an Olympian gold medalist, All-NBA, it's a tribute to the way he works and who he is as a person. He's a great person, he's a great leader and we're thrilled to have him.feedback

Karl-Anthony Towns

We should be great. I mean, this is what dynasties are made of. When you put players together with a bunch of talent and they mesh well, it makes dynasties. We're talking about a top-15 player in the league. When you have a person like that on your team, it's a given that the game is going to be changed and the league is going to be looking at us differently. When you're talking about one of the top players in the NBA being added to your squad, the whole focus changes.feedback

Daryl Morey

It's a weapons race in the NBA. You're either in the weapons race or on the sidelines. We felt like this is, with James Harden in his prime and Chris Paul in his prime, this gives us a real shot to chase the juggernaut teams that are out there. It puts us right there with them.feedback

Richard Lapchick

They have been significantly ahead of the other leagues from the time we started it in the 1980s. Other leagues have closed the gap and improved a little bit but the NBA has continued to improve as well to stay the industry leader.feedback

Richard Lapchick

That kind of out-front posturing is important. It sends a signal to the teams and obviously to the league office that diversity and inclusiveness is very important. I think all commissioners feel that way but I think the NBA has made its stamp even more powerful.feedback

Richard Lapchick

There are obviously areas in there that need improvement. This is the second year in a row that we've talked to about the lack of women in senior leadership positions at the team level.feedback

Phil Jackson

The New York Knicks will always hold a special place in my heart. This team and this town launched my NBA career. I will forever be indebted to them. I am grateful to Mr. Dolan for giving me the opportunity to return here.feedback

James Dolan

After careful thought and consideration, we mutually agreed that the Knicks will be going in a different direction. Phil Jackson is one of the most celebrated and successful individuals in the history of the NBA. His legacy in the game of basketball is unmatched. We wish him the best and thank him for his service to the Knicks as both a player and an executive.feedback

Phil Jackson

I am grateful to Mr. Dolan for giving me the opportunity to return here. I had hoped, of course, to bring another NBA championship to the Garden. As someone who treasures winning, I am deeply disappointed that we weren't able to do that. New York fans deserve nothing less. I wish them and the Knicks organization all the best – today and always.feedback

Stephen Curry

I'm honoured to have the opportunity to play with the pros in the upcoming Ellie Mae Classic, not only to be able to compete against some of the best golfers in the world, but to also help bring light to the tournament's charitable footprint of giving back to the Warriors Community Foundation. Golf has always been a passion of mine and it's a dream come true to get the chance to play inside the ropes amongst the pros in a PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament.feedback

Mike D'Antoni

Obviously I'm just proud of the team and the way they responded all year. Great organization. This is not an individual award. This is a lot of people, a lot of hard work goes into it, and I'm the recipient of some pretty good players.feedback

Russell Westbrook

I couldn't do none of this without you guys. I can't say thank you enough.feedback

Rosalyn Ros Gold-Onwude

One of the biggest people I look up to is Robin Roberts. She started in sports and transcended out. Maybe that's something I could do one day…Well, I'm a regular girl from Queens. Basketball happened to be my vehicle that got me out of New York and all the way to California.feedback

Rosalyn Ros Gold-Onwude

The first thing was the connection because we're both black and Jewish. My father is Nigerian and my mom is white, Russian, Eastern European background and Jewish. So, you know, we have that in common.feedback

Rosalyn Ros Gold-Onwude

He's a big time basketball fan, we've become friends through; just his passion for the game. He's come to a lot of games, he's become really good friends with Steph Curry and his family. So we met through that and every time he's around, it's always fun, jokes, laughter. It's a whole crew of us that'll end up hanging out together or seeing each other at these games. So it's been really cool to cultivate a friendship with him.feedback

Chris Haynes

This blockbuster trade from the Cavaliers standpoint is all determined by what the Golden State Warriors did in the NBA Finals. The roster as structured right now, (the Cavs) don't feel like they have the talent and depth to contend with the Warriors.feedback

Taylor Swift

I remember the first time you beat me at basketball. I was very upset, and you said… 'You just have to shake it off.feedback

Russell Westbrook

I remember growing up just being home, playing the video games and stuff with my pops, and my mom sitting there and my brother and just talking about maybe one day I could be the MVP. Obviously I was joking at the time. But now to be standing here with this trophy next to me is a true blessing, man, and it's an unbelievable feeling, something that I can never imagine. I never thought I would be able to say that I broke Oscar Robertson's record, and that's just a true blessing.feedback

Taylor Swift

I remember the first time you beat me at basketball and I was very upset and you said, if you remember correctly, you said, You just have to shake it off. So essentially we have each other to thank for these careers, obviously. So that's why I'm a part of your congratulations video because we go back, what, twenty years – actually that's a fake story and I wish it were the truth.feedback

Russell Westbrook

It's amazing. Something I never [could've] imagined. I remember growing up just being home, playing the video games and stuff with my Pops, and my mom sitting there and my brother and just talking about maybe one day I could be the MVP. Obviously I was joking at the time. But now to be standing here with this trophy next to me is a true blessing, man, and it's an unbelievable feeling.feedback

Malcolm Brogdon

I think it's an example for guys that are told they are too short, they are not athletic enough, they are not real point guards, they are not real shooting guards. I just think it's an important message for people to see, and it can be done. It just takes a lot. It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifice and a lot of good decisions.feedback

Russell Westbrook

Oscar, guys like him, Magic Johnson, those guys, obviously I wasn't able to see those guys play, but just to look back at history and see the things that they did, it's something that I looked up to as a kid. I never thought I would be able to say that I broke Oscar Robertson's record, and that's just a true blessing.feedback

John Calipari

I'm good with the baseball rule. As long as they're going directly to the NBA, they're paying them what they deserve to be paid, and then it's on them to look after these kids and give them a gap year if they think they can do that in the NBA.feedback

John Calipari

I've had now, 20-some lottery picks and every one of them has gotten to a second contract because they have been prepared to go in the league and do well. And I would say this, it's a coaches' choice to recruit these kind of kids.feedback

John Calipari

Very rarely do I speak highly of the NCAA, but in this case what it did is challenged a generation of kids to do better academically, to be on point, to get themselves where they need to go. The NCAA this year reported we had the highest graduation rate in men's basketball for African Americans ever. EVER.feedback

Clyde Drexler

Outside of the NBA this is the most competitive basketball league in the world, so the Big3 is here to stay.feedback

Brett Brown

Those young guys need nurturing and they need veteran leadership. To think that you're going to go into a season with a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and Joel Embiid, as much as we love him and see how special he is, the reality is those three players have played a cumulative 31 NBA games. And holding a locker room, growing those guys, helping them navigate NBA life and NBA games is a very powerful message when it comes from a player. And trying to identify veterans that have the ability to nurture and help those three, especially, is one of the main priorities.feedback

Brett Brown

The fact that our backcourt hasn't played a second together, hasn't played a second of NBA basketball, one is 19, one is 20, is daunting. But on the sadistic side, it is completely exciting to me. Imagine holding on to that and growing (it). I think it's ambitious. We have all been around NBA basketball for a while now. If that could happen, that's amazing. To set our sights on that being a reality is very ambitious.feedback

Markelle Fultz

In high school I told my trainer Keith I wanted to be the No. 1 player in the country and the No. 1 draft pick, so it was a goal I set out there, and that's what I was striving for.feedback

Markelle Fultz

Right now it's unbelievable really. I mean, say you want to do something, and to go out and do it is unbelievable.feedback

Rob Pelinka - General Motors

There's just a renewed energy around here. With Earvin's vision and his persona, I think the organization is really taking on that positive joy that he seems to live with every day. I think players around the NBA feel that as well and are going to be attracted to that energy here. We know that the goal here is to compete for championships. With the leading teams in the league today, we felt like to be able to look them in the eye and challenge them, we need two superstar players to come here and join this platform and join our core group of great players that we now have.feedback

Isiah Thomas

This is a real basketball player. He's a pass-first, shoot-second guy, but he can shoot. He's not a pass-first-because-I-can't-shoot guy. I'm not saying he's going to dominate the NBA, but he's definitely going to help your team win a lot of games.feedback

Frank Ntilikina

I think it definitely helped me to play against grown men, adults, and to play against some of the guys that went into the NBA actually. Like, I had teammates that played in the NBA, former Mavs Rodrigue Beaubois, former Knick Mardy Collins, so actually every teammate can help you to make the transition.feedback

Isaiah Hartenstein

Being in different situations in my life, coming from Eugene to Germany then to Lithuania really helped me mature as a player and as a person and I think I was really ready for this step. I think now just getting picked where I got picked, I think now I'm just coming in with another chip on my shoulder, and I think I'm just going to work as hard as I can.feedback

Lauri Markkanen

I'm really honored to be part of this organization, and can't wait to go there and do what I can. It's just a blessing to be here. And of course Michael Jordan, greatest player ever to play, so it's huge to be a part of it.feedback

Lonzo Ball

Tonight was supposed to be a good night. Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing. Just want to get on the court.feedback

Chris Paul

The plaid ones are for my grandfather since [he wore that]. It's probably my favorite.feedback

Chris Paul

Since I don't have any tattoos or wear a headband, I wear these custom red, white, blue and black rubber band bracelets with my wife, daughter and son's names on it.feedback

Jayson Tatum

I talked about that with coach Brad Stevens. He just said guys that are my size and are versatile offensively and defensively, it's hard not to play those guys. That's what we talked about. If you can defend 1 through 4, if you can knock down shots, and then if you can score, that's a bonus.feedback

Frank Ntilikina

They just had to go. We know what we have been through and we know we have to work to make it a better situation. My mom and my brothers have been through some difficult things back in Africa. They always told me that nothing was given and when you come [this] far, you know what you have and that you realize that they have the chance to be alive. They have the chance to be alive and I have the chance to be alive so we have to work.feedback

Romeo Travis

Coach wants our guards to play structured and controlled -- that's what Frank does.feedback

Romeo Travis

If he was on a different team, he would definitely average more points, because right now he's only playing 20 minutes. Those guys in college, they're playing 30-plus minutes, they're getting any shot they want. That's not how we play.feedback

Olivier Mazet

Frank's mother always talked about education, humility, hard work and respect. [Ntilikina] knows how to run a team, how to deal with people in terms of ego and in terms of leadership.feedback

Frank Ntilikina

I realized then that you have to work to achieve your goals.feedback

Romeo Travis

I just think he needs to play more -- time will show that he has all the tools. I believe that he has all the tools to be great.feedback

Frank Ntilikina

I'm good now, but I know that I have to develop my body and develop my skills to dominate. I'm looking forward to my chance.feedback

Lauri Markkanen

I try not to think about it too much. I've been doing my work here and I'm just waiting for tomorrow night and whatever happens, happens.feedback

Malik Monk

We don't need that attention. We're going to get ours tomorrow.feedback

Josh Jackson

Me and my agent talked and we just didn't feel like they had much interest in drafting me at No. 1, so we felt like it would be sort of a waste of time for me to go out and work out if they were really not considering drafting me. After they got the third pick, we tried to schedule something for me to get out there. But it was just scheduling issues and it was a little delayed for me to get out there.feedback

Markelle Fultz

It just shows you what the NBA is about. I mean, you can get traded in the blink of an eye, without knowing. It just shows you how this business is and like I said, I just go with the flow. I've got an opportunity to play basketball and that's all I ask for.feedback

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If you're going to wait for a convenient time to do the social activism, you won't get anything done because these issues have a life of their own and you have to deal with them. You can't wait until it's convenient. It was very interesting to hear [Congressman] John Lewis talk about these things. Things he went through when he was a civil rights activists being beaten up and he still come out with a positive attitude. He said unless you put your life on the line, you're not fully committed. This is worth risking your life for and you might possibly die. You have to make a commitment.feedback

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I started paying attention to what was going on in the Civil Rights Movement when I was in grade school. Before I got out of high school, I got the opportunity to see what Jim Crow racism was all about. Black Americans who had aspirations of a better life wanted to see some change. I was one of those people.feedback

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Even though I was close with my dad, I developed a close relationship with Coach Wooden. It took on different dimensions until the day he passed away. It definitely stuck with me. Coach Wooden used basketball as a metaphor for life. The things we learned from the game were implemented in our lives. It helped us become better teammates. These are things that helped us become better teammates. We're better fathers and husbands for it. And better citizens. I think that's what Coach Wooden was about. He influenced the young men he coached to become better people.feedback

Dan Gilbert

On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Griff for his leadership and many contributions during his time here, including most recently, his role in the franchise's first NBA Championship. We have no announcement at this time related to new leadership of the Cavaliers basketball operations group, but we are confident our current front office will continue to aggressively explore and pursue opportunities to improve our team in the weeks ahead.feedback

David Griffin

I am extremely excited for my next challenge in the NBA, however Dan and I know now that [the Cavs] are a team built on largely on the concept of fit and are now at the point where the fit is not right for us to continue with one another.feedback

Richard Jefferson

People forget, when you went to Miami, they had just lost in the first round. And you added Chris Bosh. I just remember when people talk about superteams and this and that and putting people together, it would have been like if you had joined the Boston Celtics after you had lost to them. To put it in comparison, the Golden State Warriors have been the best team the last three years. They broke NBA records for the last three years, and they added probably the second-best talent in the NBA.feedback

Dennis Rodman

Well, I'm pretty sure he's pretty much happy with the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need.feedback

Kevin Durant

First of all, if everybody wanted Steph, he would have been the No. 1 pick. A lot of people passed on him. A lot of people doubted Steph, saying he wasn't going to be this good. Klay Thompson, he was just supposed to be this okay shooter in the league, like that's what you thought of Klay Thompson when he came in. Draymond, nobody wanted him. He was a 6-5 power forward. [They said] he couldn't play in the league, he couldn't start in the NBA. Shaun Livingston had a crazy knee injury.feedback

Steve Kerr

This kind of stuff happens very rarely in the NBA where you get a group of players this talented who are together in their primes. It's so rare so I know exactly how lucky I am. I love it, I love the group, I love coaching them every day and this is what I want to do for a long time. That's the plan so I just got to keep pushing forward. We never had any discussion about it either during the season -- that obviously would have been premature, that'd be bad karma to talk about that. But after the game that's the last thing on our minds. We're just trying to celebrate and enjoy everything.feedback

Kevin Durant

She loves LeBron. She's been a big LeBron fan for a long time. Everywhere he went, she's just a big fan. I don't even think she really watches basketball. That's what basketball is about, attaching yourself to players.feedback

Bryant Gumbel

If the NBA lockout is going to be resolved anytime soon, it seems likely to be done in spite of David Stern, not because of him. I say that because the NBA's infamously egocentric commissioner seems more hellbent lately on demeaning the players than on solving his game's labor issues. ….feedback

Kevin Durant

It felt really, really good, I had a lot of champagne last night. I'm a little better today, but I got more ahead … all summer.feedback

Andy Roddick

I don't know that my two dogs would do too well in the Incredible Dog Challenge. If one of the events is lay on the couch and snore, my dogs will be ready to go.feedback

Kevin Durant

She's seen me as a kid putting in work. She's seen how I come home after losses and how tough I take it … it feels good to see it come full circle.feedback

Kyle Korver

Even if Durant just makes you shoot a little faster than you want to, that's great defense.feedback

Kevin Love

You got to play both ends,'. I was ready for that.feedback

Steph Curry

Those are momentum swings, that only happen if we get stops.feedback

Steph Curry

You can't account for his length,'. You don't want to drive on him, because even if you get a step on him, he can still recover and meet you at the rim with his athleticism. When you get into a one-on-one situation with him, it really does feel like there's nowhere to go.feedback

LeBron James

I left everything on the floor every game, so I have no reason to put my head down. It's just not my time. It would have been great to see us at a full unit throughout the whole season so we can continue to build the camaraderie and chemistry out on the floor so you don't have to wait until April to see what you're capable of doing. We were able to hit the switch, but those games in January, November, games people think aren't important, they're important to me and they would have been important to our ball club.feedback

Kevin Durant

It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans. I'm just so happy to be a part of it. I can't wait to celebrate with my teammates in the locker room.feedback

Steve Kerr

I want to say a special thank you to Mike Brown and my whole coaching staff.feedback

Kevin Durant

I came here to have fun. I wanted to be one of the guys. Right away, they didn't treat me like I was 'KD,' or act like they wanted me to be a kind of vocal leader. I was happy from Day 1.feedback

Steve Kerr

We all felt we needed some fresh blood anyway. Getting to the Finals a third year in a row is so difficult emotionally.feedback

Steve Kerr

This was not getting an isolation guy who needs the ball in his hands. He loves moving without the ball. He loves passing. He loves running the floor. He fit in to our system perfectly. We lost some key guys to get him, but you are talking about the second-best player in the world. You don't even think about it. You think, basically, it's a miracle: 'Holy s---, we are getting KD to this team.feedback

Kevin Durant

We just talked about life. When you get a good bond with someone, you can talk for hours.feedback

Steve Kerr

Those were basically the only two times we had anything to talk about as a team. What makes our team dynamic is Steph using high screens. We should have been doing more of that around Christmas. We basically told Steph, Just be you again. KD is going to get 25 no matter what.feedback

Daryl Morey

They are not unbeatable. We are used to long odds. If Golden State makes the odds longer, we might up our risk profile and get even more aggressive. We have something up our sleeve.feedback

Kevin Durant

You can talk about whatever you want to talk about, but nobody comes in and cares about the game or loves the game as much as I do or works as hard as do I at the basketball game. You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day. I work hard, I believe in myself, I believe in the game, I respect the game, I love the game, and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me.feedback

Stephen Curry

We learned from everything we've been through. Our perspective, being blessed to play on this stage three years in a row, it's for these fans, for our organization, for these families. To be back here, bring [the trophy] back home, I'm just excited to do something special. I'm ready to do it again.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The only American who has met with the North Korean man child is Dennis Rodman. Isn't that frightening and sad? Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth I want to go to.feedback

LeBron James

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

Danny Ainge

We are definitely not in punt mode. But trading away picks and promising young players for a veteran who might be 5 percent better is not in our plans, either.feedback

Danny Ainge

I like having targets in Cleveland and Golden State. I like trying to meet their standards. It might not happen in a year. It might not happen in five years. WIth them, it might never happen. That's how special they are.feedback

Daryl Morey

They are not unbeatable. There have been bigger upsets in sports history. We are going to keep improving our roster.feedback

Danny Ainge

You know where your competition is. The formula to become an elite team hasn't changed. What you're asking is if Golden State has changed things so that you have no chance.feedback

Danny Ainge

Something can happen that nobody foresees. I don't look at it as doom and gloom right now.feedback

Klay Thompson

That's what we want -- to be contenders for years and years. So far, so good.feedback

Klay Thompson

I don't feel like I sacrificed at all. I'd rather be a part of something that could leave a legacy. There is more to basketball than getting yours, or being the guy. I hope I do this for a long time for the Warriors. It was pretty seamless.feedback

Jeff Van Gundy

I've noticed a lot, in this series, the debate why Tristan Thompson, has not played well. And he hasn't played well. But the debate about whether his significant other Khloe Kardashian and the Kardashian curse is the reason, to me, is downright low rent…this Kardashian shaming is because she's an easy target. And I don't know her or her family. But I do know this: She deserves an apology from anybody who participated in that type of debate.feedback

LeBron James

I'm not very good in a 3-on-3 thing. I'm more of a 5-on-5 guy. I stay out of the 1-on-1 matchups during our practice, the 2-on-2s and the 3-on-3s. So probably not. I probably won't be a part of the 3-on-3 matchup that it has to offer. 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 are they going to use college guys. I'm not quite sure.feedback

Steve Kerr

We have a whole different set of weapons that we can go to. So do we get him the ball more? Do we get him the ball in a different place? He's already doing pretty well. How can we exploit him in other ways, put him on one side and attack the other side of the floor, create a switch?feedback

Klay Thompson

It's a new year, and we control our own destiny, so we just have to think about tomorrow and not think about anything else.feedback

Klay Thompson

It's a different year. Thinking about last year does you no good. You just have to learn from it. You take the good and the bad.feedback

Stephen Curry

This year's a totally different year. I'm confident. I'm energetic and positive about the opportunity we have in front of us tomorrow. The past is the past. It's definitely fueled us all year, just trying to keep that hunger to get back to the stage. But we understand we're one win away from getting the job done, and we have a chance to write our own story this year, so this is going to be a fun night and want to just keep a clear focus to what's going on in the present, for sure.feedback

LeBron James

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

LeBron James

We have championship DNA. We showed that tonight. We just kept our composure. We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. It's one game.feedback

LeBron James

I didn't hear it, but 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 rooms. I think it came from [Warriors forward] Draymond [Green), which is OK, that's Dray anyway.feedback

Mark Tatum

Today's announcement by the IOC to include 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics is great news and continues to signify the growing popularity of basketball around the world. The last few years, we have made a major push in 3-on-3 basketball with our nationwide Dew NBA 3X tour and several international 3-on-3 competitions and the Olympic stage will provide these elite athletes with the opportunity to further demonstrate their talents.feedback

Charles Barkley

Listen, I am embarrassed about how fat I have become. I have become lazy … I am not healthy.feedback

Charles Barkley

I'm taking the next six weeks to get my fat a– in shape. [I won't be] around anything. So, I don't drink, I gotta eat healthy, and I gotta work out. So, I'm disappearing until I see y'all. I'm being serious. I'm being very serious. I felt bloated and big. I feel good. My body is starting to look like a person again! I've been fat for a long time.feedback

LeBron James

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

Kevin Love

We feel like any game that we walk on the floor we have a great game plan and we expect to win. But we just continue to have that fire, continue to be resilient, but right now it's just becoming one game at a time.feedback

Kevin Love

We're a resilient group, resilient team. We have been in this situation before. Every year's different, every playoff series, every game, but we just are a team that never count ourselves out.feedback

LeBron James

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

Klay Thompson

(16-0) would have mattered but that's gone now. But 16-1 sounds pretty good.feedback

Amos Tversky

I've been in a thousand arguments over this topic. I've won them all, and I've convinced no one.feedback

LaVar Ball

I don't regret anything I say ... never. First of all, she was disrespectful by saying that Lonzo was so scared that he didn't want to talk to her. Lonzo didn't want to talk to her because she was disrespecting me, so why would my son ever want to talk to you?feedback

LaVar Ball

I spanked them once, to let them know there are repercussions at times. But my boys are respectful, and usually my voice is enough.feedback

LaVar Ball

I ain't stepping back to nothing. ... I don't step back. Why would I change?feedback

LaVar Ball

I told them, If you're going to be disrespectful to your mom, I want you to be all the time.' So, excuse my language right here, but if you want to say, Good morning, b----,' that's fine with me. I'm not going to say nothing. If you want to call your mom a b----, that's fine. But don't get sick, when your stomach is hurting and you want me to care for you because you know I ain't. ... She'll clean up the throw-up, the s---, whatever. She'll take care of what you want. ... So don't wait until you need something, or you need her to make you something, and now you want to be nice to her.feedback

LaVar Ball

So they never disrespect their mom, or talk back to her, or say nothing. Because I say, In the long run, you're going to need her before you need me.feedback

LaVar Ball

She wants to talk and she can get out a few words. I'm rebooting her now right now. She's saying, LaVar, you're right. You are right.' That's all I want to hear her say. Now we can get another 25 years having a good time. She is going to get better with me.feedback

LeBron James

My mindset is to try to get every game. Tomorrow's another important opportunity for us and for myself, obviously, to continue the series. 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

LeBron James

I knew it was going to be one of the toughest challenges I've had because of the firepower they have and because of the mindset they were going to have. They're a hungry group. You can sense that. You've seen that throughout this postseason. You've seen it the first three games of the Finals. And they have so much talent, a ton of talent and they work well together.feedback

Stephen Curry

We want to win the championship however way we can do it. That's our goal.feedback

Stephen Curry

Talking about it is good because it kind of keeps you in the moment and the understanding that every game we have is an opportunity to do something great. Whether it comes together or not, that's my attitude, my perspective on just playing basketball and enjoying this moment because for five years of my career, we didn't even come close. So I've got to appreciate it while we got it.feedback

Stephen Curry

Because our expectations are much greater now. This is our third time around. The regular season is obviously important. You have to lay the foundation for what kind of team you're going to be going into the playoffs and hopefully the ultimate goal of playing in these games. But you have to embrace the challenge and the atmosphere. I appreciate how hard it is to win a championship and what I need to do individually to try to make that happen.feedback

Stephen Curry

I'm not dealing with an MCL situation. It never was an excuse last year. I should have played much better. But yeah, there's a lot of factors that go into that, obviously. We've played only [15] games so far. We managed our minutes throughout the year a lot better, and I've been smarter about just taking care of my body. So this is the moment we've obviously been looking forward to. There's really no excuse for us not to be playing well.feedback

Andy Enfield

I'm all for individual players trying to make a living in the NBA, but it seems that too many underclassmen stay in the draft and do not get drafted.feedback

Tyrus Thomas

I got drafted in June, but in January, I wasn't even thinking about the NBA. Six months changed my life. College wasn't structured in anyway similar to the NBA except for the demand of the time. What are you going to implement in the college system to prepare them? An extra year to do what?feedback

Kevin Durant

Teams have great nights in this league, and it's the NBA, so that can happen a lot. But when you're the one making the run, you could definitely feel the other team looking for answers and being deflated as the game goes on.feedback

Zaza Pachulia

Basketball is in our DNA. It's been here for years, for years and years and generations. We have pretty successful players throughout history. Basketball's definitely a very important Georgian sport. They're anxiously watching and supporting and cheering for our team, so I'm really lucky and feel very privileged to represent my country.feedback

Zaza Pachulia

I know that my country has my back and they have supported me throughout the years, and especially this time in my career I have a chance to do something special for my country and become a world champ.feedback

Kris Jenkins

Yeah, well, last time I checked and looked, nobody had me getting drafted. So that's enough for me right there. My uncle is a huge Wizards fan. So he was probably the most hype. It's a blessing. You always root for the hometown team, you always want them to do well. Honestly it's humbling to be in this position, to grow up in this area, to have some games here and play college ball here and then come back and work out for the Wizards.feedback

Kris Jenkins

We competed and went hard. This is my first one, so I'm just thankful and happy for the opportunity to start it off right and in the hometown.feedback

Charles Barkley

There's nothing more nerve-wracking than Stanley Cup overtime hockey. It's the craziest thing you're ever going to see, so that's one reason I just love the sport. They say it's crazy, and the playoffs have been amazing. I'm not breaking earth-shattering news. The NBA playoffs have not been very good. I think we showed a stat we've only had four basketball games in the playoffs that were less than double digits. So it's not been a lot of fun broadcasting games this year.feedback

LeBron James

You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled last year, that we saw in the regular season and in the post-season, and then in the off-season you add a high-powered offensive talent like (Durant) and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out. I've seen a lot of great teams and they rank right up there. They work well together. They have some guys that can actually lead a franchise without anybody else.feedback

Steve Kerr

It's been a great run, but none of that matters unless we can finish the job. Heading to Cleveland we're gonna have to be a lot smarter. If we play that game in Cleveland, we're not winning.feedback

Kevin Durant

We can't give up 23 points off our turnovers. Especially a championship team like that, they're going to thrive off it. We could play hard every possession, but can we play smart?feedback

Tyronn Lue

We have to stop the ball. That's the most important thing. We can't let Durant get easy baskets like that. With him being probably one of the best scorers in the NBA, you can't give guys like that easy opportunities at the basket.feedback

Klay Thompson

That's not a big deal at all. If I score six points a game and it gets us four wins and an NBA championship, I can do that every year. I'm not about getting numbers. I'm not about getting these gaudy stats. If you win the last game, you had a great season. And that's our goal. That's what we come to expect every year now. I was happy with my performance on (the other) side of the ball, being locked in defensively. It didn't matter who I was guarding, I was trying to make it tough on them just to get a good look.feedback

Kevin Love

The game playing in the fashion that it did... you want to get out there right away. You leave wanting more. We have a couple days here where we can get our legs underneath us. Guys who played heavy minutes get their rest, get their recovery, get in the gym, take care of your body, whatever you need to do. We'll be keyed up and ready to go for Sunday.feedback

Tyronn Lue

Just getting a chance to see how they play, the style of play, how fast they play, you can't really simulate that in practices. You got to really get out here and get a chance to do it first hand. When we experience that, we're able to adjust, we're a lot better.feedback

LeBron James

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

Stephen Curry

A lot of us have been through both sides of a championship run and a Finals. You're not going to see crazy celebrations. You're not going to see us getting ahead of ourselves. We're going to enjoy what we do on the floor and going to be passionate about it and have each other's backs when we're out there, but every 48 minutes is a separate event.feedback

Kevin Durant

This is where every player wants to be, the highest level of basketball. That's what you dream about as a kid, is to play at the highest level. So I wouldn't be doing my teammates any good if I wasn't just enjoying the moment, no matter what. So I just tried to stay locked in on that and at the same time have some fun.feedback

Michael Brown

This team is the champion, and in order to take it we're going to have to be at our best.feedback

Kevin Durant

So that's the most important thing, but individually, just work on my game, like I said, approach the game like I always do, and we'll see what happens.feedback

Jeff Van Gundy

I think they're the prohibitive favorite. I think when you're the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, that means you're a heck of a team, and they sure are.feedback

Stephen Curry

Obviously not really dealing with any bumps or bruises really besides this elbow that's not really a factor. So other than that, feeling fresh.feedback

Iman Shumpert

Since I've been in this league, it's hard to get to the playoffs, let alone march all the way to the finals. But I think we got a great group of guys, headlined by one of the best guys to ever do it. That gives us a chance in any game.feedback

Klay Thompson

What happened in the past in my mind doesn't really count now unless we go out and finish the deal. So as long as I perform at this stage now and play my hardest, that's all I can ask for. It's been working up to this point, so I can't change what I'm doing.feedback

Stephen Curry

Probably will. Just a little bit of swelling but it has nothing to do with my performance. It doesn't hurt or anything like that, so I don't really think about it much. It's just trying to control that. We'll see. It worked pretty well in Game 4 of last series.feedback

Dirk Nowitzki

Dear Philipp, congrats on a truly fantastic career. You've won it all both internationally and domestically, not to mention the World Cup. You can genuinely be proud of everything you've achieved.feedback

Damian Lillard

He would always tell me, Everything is a setup,' . You just know that you've got to be more in their space. I know when a guy gives me space and I come off the pick-and-roll clean, that's a shot that I'm looking for because people want three points over two points now, especially with so many guys that can take and make that shot. So when I'm guarding a guy like that, I'm aware of it.feedback

Terry Stotts

We switched and switched, he really couldn't get anything off and he shot a great shot. Sometimes, that's what great players do. For 95 percent of the league, that defense is going to be a miss.feedback

Tyronn Lue

We're not going to use that as motivation. It's like, we're in the NBA Finals. That's enough motivation alone. Not worry about what it says in Vegas or what people are saying about underdogs. We're not using that as an excuse. We've got to come out and play. Our goals were set at the beginning of the season, and that's to win a championship. So, that's what we're focused on. I like guys like that ... says what he really wants.feedback

Michael Brown

I don't care who you're playing, to make it to the NBA Finals, to win your conference finals, it's a big task.feedback

LeBron James

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

Kevin Durant

I think this move, and the criticism that comes with this move, has made me zero in on what's the most important thing, and that's just playing basketball, working out every day, getting better, enjoying every single day as a basketball player. It made me really appreciate that. It made me go back to that. When you listen to the nonsense, then you start to really let it take control of your thoughts, that's [not good], you know what I'm saying? So I just got back to the game.feedback

Kevin Durant

Like I'm the reason why (expletive) Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a row? Am I the reason that Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston? Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs)? I can't play for every team, so the truth of the matter is I left one team. It's one more team that you probably would've thought would've been a contender. One more team. I couldn't have made the (entire) East better. I couldn't have made everybody (else) in the West better.feedback

Bob Myers - Golden State Warriors

If something changes and he feels better, I'll sit here -- or hopefully he'll sit here -- and he'll tell you. But right right now I can't say he will be coaching.feedback

Jewel Harris

Oh ya, and one more surprise, we're having another baby! Hi everybody. We decided to share with the world what's been going on with our family in the past five days. We know a lot of you congratulated us on the expectancy of our little baby girl, but we had her five months early. She's five days old today, and her name's Dakota, and she weighs one pound.feedback

LeBron James

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

Nick Bogdanovich

We are extremely excited to add the NBA Finals MVP Award to our wagering menu. With so many All-Stars on the court at the same time, this is a fantastic Finals to start offering it.feedback

Stephen Curry

Playing in this league, you can't take anything for granted. Thirty teams suit up every year trying to get to this point, and only two teams do. So you have to appreciate it. ... We need to understand the privilege that we have and the opportunity that we have to play in the Finals again, to have the opportunity to win a championship.feedback

Chase Strangio

This is a disgrace from the NBA but not surprising. Lessons in why you should never trust corporations as your allies.feedback

Roy Cooper

I'm glad the NBA recognizes the progress we've made and will continue to be a partner as we push for statewide LGBT protections.feedback

Michael Jordan

We are thrilled the league has awarded NBA All-Star 2019 to the city of Charlotte. We want to thank Commissioner Silver for his leadership throughout this process and for the decision to bring NBA All-Star back to Buzz City. All-Star Weekend is an international event that will provide a tremendous economic impact to our community while showcasing our city, our franchise and our passionate Hornets fan base to people around the world. We look forward to serving as hosts for NBA All-Star 2019 and welcoming all visitors and guests to Spectrum Center.feedback

Stephen Curry

We all know, obviously, who we're going to play. We'll be watching the Eastern Conference Finals to see how that unfolds. But it will be easy to start this new chapter and really just lock in on what's in front of us.feedback

Hamidou Diallo

I hope to play in the NBA one day -- just not this season. Based on the information I received by testing the waters, I believe it's in my best interests to return to school. Although I was a part of the team last season and trained with my teammates, I never fulfilled another one of my dreams, which was to play for a major college program and win a national title. I am excited about returning to Kentucky for the 2017-18 season. I can't wait to play in a Kentucky jersey for the first time.feedback

Gregg Popovich

They're REALLY talented, but that's not the whole equation. That's not everything that describes them. This is maybe the best defensive team in the league, on top of everything. So they don't just play with talent, they execute on the defensive end of the floor. On offense, no team is more unselfish, finding the open man. ... They get credit for that. Coaches are always trying to get their team to do that, but they've got a multitude of people who are unselfish in that regard and play a beautiful game, and on top of that play D on the other end.feedback

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