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Tyronn Lue
A lot of guys are taking care of their body. NBA players are some of the best conditioned guys in athletics in their sport, so they can definitely do it. I think a lot of times coaches get sidetracked by what other guys, what the media said or whatever. But you just got to go off what you feel, how the guys feel, how the players feel and what your team needs at this time. So, if Bron plays 46 minutes and (Kyrie Irving) plays 45 minutes and we win, then it's worth it. And if we need them to play that many minutes to win in the playoffs, then it's absolutely worth it.feedback
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NEW Apr 26 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about NBA. 136 people are quoted and you can read 290 citations of them about NBA. Adam Silver, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Pat Beverley, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Adam Silver said: “I have enormous respect for our coaches and GMs who are doing everything they can to win and I am particularly sympathetic to our players because my sense is our players take the brunt of it but they are not the ones choosing to rest. ... It is not a function necessarily of owners calling coaches and saying I am now going to dictate to you or micromanage how you coach the team or how you choose minutes for a particular player but these need to be organizational decisions where there is a fair balance between the competitive issues and very real business issues on the other hand.”.
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Markelle Fultz

We always talk about the opportunity. That would be the craziest backcourt. The way he scores, the way I can pass, and the way I can score ... we can switch between the one and two.feedback

Markelle Fultz

I have a lot of respect for him, and he's supposed to say that. Anyone that's your competitor is going to think that they're better. To me, it was just funny, he just motivated me to work harder and be sure I put myself further and further in front. He's going to be [playing] my position, so ... if he happens to be the point guard I'm going against, then yeah, I want to get him out the way. No. 1 is big for me because I've been dreaming about it all my life. I want to come in and kill it. I want to be Rookie of the Year ... honestly, me? I want to be MVP next year.feedback

Bonnie-Jill Laflin

I didn't scout him, but being able to see him from when he first started playing with the team to seeing him retire the work was amazing. His drive to win is unparalleled.feedback

Bonnie-Jill Laflin

I decided to go on [the show] because I wanted to use this a a platform to showcase empowering women. They wanted me to come on show so that it can go on in a different direction.feedback

Bonnie-Jill Laflin

There are a lot of passionate women on the cast. When you get a bunch of women together, not everyone will always agree. I don't engage in that drama. I take the high road; you'll see how I handle funny situations!feedback

Bonnie-Jill Laflin

I never realized how those cheerleaders are just as popular as the players in some places! We were in Mexico doing an appearance and we got chased by locals in Mexico City who tried to knock our bus over, people were fanatical and fascinated by us.feedback

Marcin Gortat

He made me bleed every day for my first four years in the NBA. I bleed everyday in practice, and I learned to play tough basketball, and he made me who I am today. I was going against an animal in practice. Imagine the stuff that's going down here in the game, imagine the same stuff going three times harder in practice where you don't have whistles, fouls and stuff like that. It was pretty much for me about surviving practice, going to the weight room every day, lift hard, because otherwise I'm going to end up in the hospital or in a wheelchair.feedback

Kevin Durant

I want to express condolences to the Thomas family. It's tragic news about Isaiah Thomas' sister. We're all praying for him, and the NBA family's behind him.feedback

Avery Bradley

It says a lot about him. I know tonight he was playing for his sister. He was playing for his family. We appreciate that as teammates. He is just an amazing basketball player and a better person, so I'm happy with the way he played tonight, and we just need to continue to fight for him. That's why we always want to see each other succeed, me and him. Being from the same area we just want to see each other do so well. I get so happy when I see him play and have a good game.feedback

Brad Stevens

One of the things I've learned, having been through situations in the past, is that there's really no right or wrong answer. It's whatever is right for him. He's really hurting.feedback

Charles Barkley

We were rooting for each other and we root for each other to this day because we're the only guys to make it out of Tacoma, and we have to put Tacoma on our back.feedback

Scott Brooks

I was just hoping that he would stick the landing. I was going to give him a 10. It was impressive. Athletic. That looks easy because these athletes make things look easy. To jump over an NBA bench and land it and not get hurt is – I would have crashed into everybody. I would have been like a bowling ball, crashing into everybody. It did concern me, but I like guys that play with effort.feedback

Reggie Miller

You don't go out and get Kevin Durant, and be happy to get to the Conference Finals or the NBA Finals and lose. They have to win a championships. Period.feedback

Phil Jackson

I think that one of the things that I like about this job is that [General Manager Steve] Mills does a lot of the paperwork – the back and forth with the NBA headquarters – and my issues is about talking to coaches, finding out the game plan. I took some time on the West Coast during the holidays when I think things really kind of fell down. We lost six in a row there which changed us from being a positive to a minus. So I think I've got to do a little bit more on scene, on-target mentoring.feedback

Devin Robinson

This decision was not easy for me; in fact, it was one of the hardest decisions I have ever faced. I know I am ready for this next step and I am personally excited for all the new challenges that will be presented with this decision.feedback

Mike White

We'll miss Devin here, but he'll always be a part of the Gator family. We're excited for Devin as he continues to pursue his dream and grateful for his role in helping reestablish the culture and success of the Florida basketball program.feedback

Fred Hoiberg

We do have a plan in place, but obviously you have to adjust if things are going in the wrong direction. But we do have a plan on how we are going to try to slow him down a little bit, which is obviously difficult to do with the No. 2 scorer in the NBA this year.feedback

Klay Thompson

They are two great phenomenal scorers who can go off at any time.feedback

David Fizdale

How you take care of yourself (is a key to longevity). Vince doesn't have many days off. I went to see him in the summer and he has a gym built at his house with a full basketball court. When it comes to his nutrition and work ethic, he takes it very seriously.feedback

Allonzo Trier

I have thought about it for a while, and I have decided to continue my education and basketball career at Arizona. Because of my relationship and faith in Coach (Sean) Miller, the coaching staff and my teammates, I will continue my original goal when I came here -- to help lead the team to a national championship. With my family's support, I am excited and confident about my decision. I also believe this will best prepare me for a long and successful NBA career.feedback

Matt Moore

If Kawhi is guarding our best player, we'll just use use him less.feedback

Justin Jackson

I thank God, my coaches and teammates and the University of North Carolina for giving me this extraordinary opportunity. My family and I discussed my decision with Coach [Roy] Williams and we agree that declaring for the NBA draft is best for my career. I wouldn't trade anything the last three years as a Tar Heel, especially getting the chance to win a national championship, which was unbelievable. I feel I made a good decision last year to come back for my junior year. That has put me in a much better position as a basketball player and a person. I'm proud to know I will always be a Tar Heel.feedback

Bradley Beal

I may have to talk to coach to see if he'll let me play to try to get to 50. We've got a great opportunity. Hopefully we're not too pressed. We just go out there and just control what we can control against a tough Miami team.feedback

Brandon Jennings

Like, honestly, what are the odds: that the junior no-name you dunk on one year, and give your hardest business to, is going to turn around the very next year, as a senior … and now he's one of the best point guard prospects you've ever seen. What are the odds, man?feedback

Brandon Jennings

Yeah, I know – John isn't really one of those first few names most people are talking about right now [in the MVP race]. And yeah, I know – there are a lot of great players out there, having a lot of great seasons. But I just think that what John With the Shades (that's what I call him) has done this year, all year – as a leader, as a winner, as a scorer, as a defender, and as a capital-P capital-G Point God – deserves a little more respect. A little more love from y'all. I give him a bump in the chest – serious bump – and scream right in his face, too.feedback

Brandon Jennings

Voters … you do what you want… Recognize or ignore the excellence. Pick my guy or don't. But I'll leave you with some highly valuable final advice – and it's something that I've learned from almost a full decade of experience: Snubbing the kid from Raleigh? It's a bad idea. Lotta people are going to be 'learning' the name John Wall these playoffs. Doubt any of 'em forget it.feedback

Tony Romo

I feel like they're all 7-feet tall. They're all long and lean. I look like a turtle out there next to these guys. But it's a special group of guys who are talented and the NBA is a special fraternity.feedback

Tyler Dorsey

After this great college experience, I believe this is the time to pursue my dream of a NBA career and I am now announcing my intention to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft with an agent. I have carefully deliberated this decision with my family and feel the timing is now right to pursue my path to a professional basketball career.feedback

Tyler Dorsey

When I arrived at Oregon almost 2 years ago, my goal was not only to be one of the best scorers and lead guards in college basketball but also to lead the Ducks to winning heights never seen in recent memory. After participating on a Duck team that reached the Final 4 as well as leading the NCAA tourney in scoring, it was one of the best experiences of my life and I'm truly blessed to have those memories.feedback

Adam Silver

I have delved into this issue fairly intensively in the last month. The science is much less clear than I thought it would be and there are different philosophies from different organizations. I don't think we are at the point at all where we can see this is a clear science that if a player plays 25 games and rests for three days, that decreases the likelihood of an injury by 26 percent. Sometimes there is a sense that maybe the science is at that point. It's not as far as we know.feedback

Adam Silver

Sometimes there are other opportunities to give other players on the roster additional minutes but there is no question a certain amount of jockeying that is going on there as teams look to go into the draft. The larger subject of lottery and odds for the lottery, how so-called lottery picks are protected, in certain cases you have lottery picks one-through-three protected, I think that is something that we discussed at our board meeting and agreed we need to revisit it in a holistic way.feedback

Adam Silver

That was discussed as well. I would categorize that as a different kind of resting. On one hand we have the type of resting midseason, marquee games, national TV games, teams that are clearly in the hunt and are resting for strategic purposes to advance in the season. And then a different kind of resting, where frankly teams are focused on rebuilding. I think that is also a serious issue for the league. (But) not a new issue for the league.feedback

Adam Silver

I have enormous respect for our coaches and GMs who are doing everything they can to win and I am particularly sympathetic to our players because my sense is our players take the brunt of it but they are not the ones choosing to rest. ... It is not a function necessarily of owners calling coaches and saying I am now going to dictate to you or micromanage how you coach the team or how you choose minutes for a particular player but these need to be organizational decisions where there is a fair balance between the competitive issues and very real business issues on the other hand.feedback

Adam Silver

Another important issue we discussed was the revisiting of North Carolina as an All-Star host. This is not an easy decision. The most recent change in the law does not mean the fundamental issues are resolved. But after considering all points of view, we concluded that Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Ultimately, I believe changing attitudes and not just laws is what will lead to that result.feedback

Chad Griffin

These are dangerous laws that must change, and if the NBA decides to bring games to North Carolina – which is not yet clear – we expect that they will also be actively working to repeal laws that endanger LGBTQ players, fans, and employees.feedback

Adam Silver

When Charlotte resubmits its application, we will need to ensure that our events can proceed with open access and anti-discrimination policies, and that we can extend those policies to the venues, hotels and businesses that we would work with during All-Star weekend. We believe that an All-Star Game in Charlotte could be a powerful way to display our values of equality and inclusion, and by engaging even more deeply in North Carolina, we can be part of a larger national effort toward securing LGBT equality.feedback

Chad Griffin

It is deeply disappointing to see the NBA reward North Carolina for doubling down on discrimination. North Carolina has enacted a statewide ban on non-discrimination protections, and it remains the only state that has made it the state's exclusive business to decide where transgender people may use the restroom.feedback

Roy Cooper

I will continue to fight for statewide antidiscrimination protections for our LGBT North Carolinians.feedback

Adam Silver

It's not a done deal yet. The most recent change in the law does not mean the fundamental issues are resolved. But after considering all points of view, we determined that Charlotte will be eligible to host. And I'm also proud that we're going back. I understand that there is a segment of our fan base that believes that the change from HB2 to the new law is not enough, but it is change. It's incremental change. We were part of the movement, pushing for that change. It's not everything we could have hoped for, but we're prepared to go back.feedback

Adam Silver

It's not a done deal yet. We believe that an All-Star Game in Charlotte could be a powerful way to display our values of equality and inclusion.feedback

Adam Silver

I'm proud of the league's stance on opposing HB2 and announcing that we were not going to play the All-Star Game under those circumstances. And I'm also proud that we're going back. I think we can be a force for change. As I said, I understand that there is a segment of our fan base that believes that the change from HB2 to the new law is not enough, but it is change. It's incremental change. We were part of the movement, pushing for that change. It's not everything we could have hoped for, but we're prepared to go back.feedback

Chris Mullin

Everyone talks about the recruiting part. What is underestimated is, in the NBA, there's a lot of recruiting that's done. Whether it be with your own guys in the regular season – selling your game plan, your scouting reports, things like that. Free agency is a huge part of recruiting. It's not that Patrick hasn't been exposed to these things. You tailor it to your situation.feedback

Chris Mullin

A week later, there he is. Back at Georgetown. That's why we came back. A lot of people say you can't do it. I don't look at it as a negative. I look at it as a driving force that motivates us to do it. Being our alma maters, it makes it more special. I saw Patrick say he wouldn't do it for any school. I was not going to another college. St. John's and Georgetown for us are unique situations. I'm doing the same with our guys now as I was doing with our young kids [in the NBA]. All those things have changed, which makes the transition not as drastic as it once was.feedback

LeBron James

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

Adam Silver

It is beyond disheartening to see situations involving members of the NBA family like the one that occurred at Madison Square Garden this past week. In an effort to find a path forward, New York Knicks owner Jim Dolan, Charles Oakley, and I met today at the league office, along with Michael Jordan, who participated by phone. Both Mr. Oakley and Mr. Dolan were apologetic about the incident and subsequent comments, and their negative impact on the Knicks organization and the NBA. Mr. Dolan expressed his hope that Mr. Oakley would return to MSG as his guest in the near future.feedback

David Fizdale

We held him from getting a triple-double, so take that Russell Westbrook. He's lightning. He's putting his fingertips all over the NBA right now as well as the history books.feedback

John Calipari

Isaiah is a winner. Physically and mentally he's a pit bull with skills with the ball. We averaged nearly 30 wins a season over the last two years and Isaiah played a big part in all of them. Isaiah defends, he rebounds and he creates shots for others. I am so proud of his improvement over his time here and am looking forward to seeing his continued growth at the next level.feedback

Patrick Ewing

I don't see the recruiting being as difficult as people say it is, but I'm going to definitely have guys on my staff that are great recruiters and can go out and judge and pick guys that they or I think are going to help build the program, and then I'm going to be the one coming in and closing it. I'll be out on the road with them, trying to evaluate talent, and try to close it at the end.feedback

Patrick Ewing

We're going to need you to be like all the other schools, go out and help us recruit. If there are great recruits that are out there, we need Hoya Nation to stand up and, I'm not going to say put pressure, but just make sure these people know the Hoyas are here, we want them.feedback

Russell Westbrook

He didn't have to score 40 tonight to help them win. It showed that he was sharing the ball, and everybody was benefiting from that.feedback

Russell Westbrook

I airballed a 3 right after that. But at the same time, we were winning, and that's the most important thing. Tonight was a great night.feedback

Malik Monk

I want to thank all of the coaches and support staff for investing time and energy in my future and helping me mature as a young man. Month by month I have grown and matured on and off the floor because of you guys.feedback

John Calipari

Malik is a special talent. With Malik you're talking about a superior athlete with skills and an ability to score that make him truly unique. What I love about Malik is that, as the season went on, he learned how to help our team win by doing more than just score. He became an efficient player who I believe will make an immediate impact at the next level.feedback

Malik Monk

After taking some time with my family and reflecting on this season, I have decided to enter my name into the 2017 NBA Draft. As a little kid, these are words that I could only dream of saying. For that I am very grateful and thank God. I would like to thank Coach (John Calipari) for helping me evolve my game and become a more complete basketball player. You pushed me all season to be my best and taught me the true meaning of team and sacrifice. KP (Kenny Payne), thank you for mentoring me on and off the court and helping me perfect my craft while guiding me through the entire process.feedback

Dick Vitale

The transition from the NBA to college is major, in terms of dealing with the alumni, the recruiting, all the rules and regulations. I think it would be wise for him – it's only a suggestion – to hire someone on his staff who was a former head coach on the collegiate level, to give him the insights on what to expect. I think he's ready for the challenge, but I think staff is vital.feedback

Mark Few

Those were three of the best officials in the entire country -- NBA, college or anything. I thought they did a great job. I mean, these are two heavyweight teams going at it, inside, playing really, really physical basketball. You still have to officiate the game of basketball and that's what they did. I had no issue whatsoever. I thought they did a fabulous job. And I'm on the losing end. And it's just not an easy game to ref. And we're throwing the ball inside. They're throwing the ball inside. Our guards go downhill. Their guards go downhill. So, I thought they were great.feedback

Tim Duncan

I greatly appreciate the work of the Department of Justice and others who have seen the wrongs committed and helped me take action in the hope that others will never have to go through this.feedback

Karl Malone

Football is still in my heart. That's one of the main reasons I came back: so I could play football, and my dreams of going to the NFL are still there. ... Some people don't have the [plan for] life after football, and my dad kind of helped me with life after football, and [working in law enforcement is] something I want to have when I'm done.feedback

Karl Malone

I love football, don't get me wrong, but I love this country and I'd do anything for it. He tells me that all the time. I can see him doing that. I can see him tripping me up.feedback

Karl Malone

It was pretty close. It started building up during the summertime when all the stuff went down with the cops and all that stuff. I just felt like I needed to do something about it.feedback

Patrick Ewing, Jr.

I'm rooting for JTIII. I think he's done an outstanding job there. He's been there, what, 13 years? He's going through a tough time right now. I'm hoping they can turn it around. My son is on that staff, but if they call, if something happens and they call, I would listen. But my goal is to be a head coach in the NBA. But I would definitely listen to what they have to say. But, I'm for them.feedback

Justin Jackson

At the end of the day, team accomplishments always allow for individual accomplishments, whatever that might be, whether it's player of the year or making it to the NBA, a better draft pick. At the end of the day, coming back to a good team like this played into it.feedback

Bill Sweeney

I don't agree with Ed on that one. Look at the Six Nations this year - Italy were thrashed every time they played. If you put a British basketball team up against an NBA all-stars team they would get beaten something like 160 points to 20. Is that going to incentivise a team to play further?feedback

Pat Beverley

I think that's bulls---. I think that's a disgrace to this league. I think that fans deserve better. I could care less about coaches ask players to rest or not. It's up to you to play or not, and if you don't you're disrespecting the game. And I don't believe in disrespecting the game, because there was a time where I wasn't playing in the NBA and I was trying to get here. So me resting I feel like is disrespecting me, disrespecting the name on the front of the jersey and disrespecting the name on the back of the jersey.feedback

Malcolm Brogdon

I knew he was a terrific coach. The problem is I didn't know how long he was going to be there for. That was really one of my deciding factors why I didn't go to Butler. A year or two later, he left for the NBA. So maybe it was a good decision.feedback

Malcolm Brogdon

I think college has helped me. Playing four years of college, you learn a lot, you learn more about yourself than anything. You have an identity to lean on and a strong foundation coming into the NBA.feedback

Kobe Bryant

If we can inspire every child, every child athlete in the world, and then inspire grown-up athlete to find every kid within themselves all over again, then we're good.feedback

Kobe Bryant

I landed on the fact that a lot of times, these dark musings, these things that happen in people's lives, you either bury them deep within you, try to ignore them, or you let them overwhelm you and deter you from living the life that you dream of, that you hope to have.feedback

Kobe Bryant

This is really my first introduction to the world of actually writing dialogue, and so the best way to do that is to kind of go through that with your kids and see what catches and what doesn't. It was the hardest thing to write because I have to communicate these very high-level schemes in a way that's very easily digestible, but also visually stimulating and then have to write it in a way where I can connect James and Russell, because I wanted to touch on both of them and not just an MVP conversation but actually how are they going about doing these things.feedback

Kobe Bryant

And then look sequentially at why they give teams headaches. So looking at it beat by beat, this leads to this leads to that to that. That's why they give teams so many headaches, because they can hit those four actions.feedback

Kobe Bryant

These are things that I grew up listening to and watching and digesting, so it's only right that I regurgitate them through my art.feedback

Kobe Bryant

It wasn't even a thought that this was risk-taking or anything like that. We just let the art lead us and where it goes, it goes.feedback

Kobe Bryant

What are you working on? The first thing I thought of was Sesame Street, Canvas Street. So I wrote a jingle for Canvas Street. And I was like, Whoa, no -- street? It can be bigger: Canvas City. We can have different parts of the world -- the downtown portion represents something, this represents something. Then once that came to me, then it became very easy for me to start populating the world and the rules of it. The world-building part came pretty quickly, once the idea set in. It just makes sense to us.feedback

Kobe Bryant

If you could come down here and see it, then you can be in the room and see us building it and you can feel the spirit of it.feedback

Kobe Bryant

I've already started writing the next one. I've got a really good feeling. I think it's going to be really, really good.feedback

Kobe Bryant

Sometimes it gets a little redundant to be the one always telling your kids, This is what you do, this is how you shoot, this is how should think about this or that. So I said, it would be awesome just to create a show. If I had a show that my kids could watch and learn how to better their best, what would that show entail? It would entail songs. It would entail animation, puppetry, comedy and a lot of visual representations of things they should be learning.feedback

Kobe Bryant

I saw that as being the most important thing. Instead of having those two options, there's a third -- that's using those as fuel, using those as things to motivate you. And if you look around, with all the people that have created great things, those great things all came from dark places, generally, whether it be Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah -- all these experiences come from dark places that they then used those dark experiences to create light. We want to build a series out of it. We want to build things that continue to teach kids how to better their best.feedback

John Calipari

Oh, he doesn't care about winning, he only cares about getting guys to the NBA,' . Really? If you pin that on me, I'll probably say, fine, you can say that. Say that a lot.feedback

Jeffrey Carroll

You guys are the reason Oklahoma State is my home, and why I never want to play for another school. We were able to accomplish so much last season, and my growth on and off the court has put me one step closer to realizing my childhood dream of playing in the NBA. At this time, I think I would be silly to not test the NBA waters and seek the advice of actual NBA personnel, but I will do so without hiring an agent. If their advice is that I return to college for my final year, I will proudly put on that Cowboy jersey and give my all for Oklahoma State.feedback

Mark Few

I call him Big Shot Bob, because I'm so old that whatever the heck his name was that made all the shots back in the day in the NBA finals [writers note: it was, obviously, Robert Horry]. He's Big Shot Bob for us. He's not afraid.feedback

Sam Presti

I feel strongly the successful organizations in the NBA, sports, business in general, are driven philosophically. And I believe what separates them is culture and identity. Those are going to be two focuses as we build this thing for the long haul. You'll hear those things consistently, and it's not something to me that takes traction when you just talk about it, but it's something you have to live and has to kind of be threaded through each decision you make as an organization.feedback

Nick Collison

It's really tough, and it's even harder in today's NBA with as much changeover as there is with players. I think it says a lot about the organization. It's tough to win in this league and do it consistently. I think we all get a little bit spoiled; we get used to winning here. But for a lot of teams in the league it's tough to get 41 wins. It's something we're proud of, I'm proud of, because I've been here the whole time. We want to hold ourselves to that standard every year.feedback

Craig Hodges - Hodges Capital Management

Social media allows these guys to spin their stories the way they want without having to go through the mainstream media to do it. I'm glad for that. When you look at Colin Kaepernick's situation, he has support through social media. Timing is critical. Poverty, homelessness... that doesn't wait for someone to say, Well, let me take my time.' When these moments come up during our careers, they need to be addressed at that moment. Don't wait until your career is over and your visibility is diminished.feedback

Craig Hodges - Hodges Capital Management

I don't bring this up to shame Scottie, Michael, and the other players who aren't educated in our history. I bring it up because we can't solve a problem if we don't recognize the sickness. The biggest thing I was trying to get out there was that the league had no business telling guys what to do with their time and their money. I wasn't trying to get guys to do something out of the ordinary. I was trying to tell guys to take a look at the world around them. I wanted to change the condition of our people. To whom much is given, much is required.feedback

Craig Hodges - Hodges Capital Management

Your political beliefs shouldn't be taken into consideration. What I did during that All-Star weekend stood the test of time and it continues to. You put a whole rack of moneyballs so somebody might be able to break my record. I look at what Steph Curry did and all that stuff is with an asterisk. It's like when brothers were hitting home runs but couldn't play in the Major Leagues. When players speak out, it has to happen that way.feedback

Craig Hodges - Hodges Capital Management

We're more than one-dimensional people, and politics affects everyone. Right now, you have a group of athletes who have been educated to a lot of things. They've studied and that has brought them to speak up on a lot of things. They know this is a thankless job and no one is going to give them accolades. They know that they are fighting a historic battle.feedback

Matthew Barnett Cummings

Many fans feel Steve Alford hijacked the program for the worse to try to enhance Bryce's shot at an NBA career.feedback

Steve Kerr

I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own salary, but it's something that everyone would have to agree to. I think even just going down to 75 games, I think that would make a dramatic difference in schedule. Now I don't see that happening because there is money at stake for everybody. I do think this can be remedied though -- maybe not remedied -- but I think it can be dramatically helped with what the league is already working on for next year and the consideration of geographics when it comes to the schedule.feedback

Phil Jackson

The news of Jerry Krause's death is a sad day for the Chicago Bulls and the entire NBA community. He was a man determined to create a winning team in Chicago – his hometown. Jerry was known as 'The Sleuth' for his secrecy, but it was no secret he built the dynasty in Chicago. We, who were part of his vision in that run, remember him today.feedback

Geno Auriemma

Recruiting enthusiastic kids is harder than it's ever been because every kid watches TV, and they watch the NBA, or the watch Major League Baseball, or they watch the NFL, whatever sport they watch – WNBA, it doesn't matter – and what they see is people just being really cool. So they think that's how they're gonna act. And they haven't even figured out which foot to use as a pivot foot and they're gonna act like they're really good players. You see it all the time. You see it at every AAU tournament. Every high school game.feedback

David Griffin

Please also be reminded that, under current league rules, teams are required to provide notice to the league office, their opponent, and the media immediately upon a determination that a player will not participate in a game due to rest. Failure to abide by these rules will result in significant penalties.feedback

Steve Kerr

If the NBA punishes the Spurs for sitting players, it opens up a huge can of worms. This is a serious legal challenge for the league.feedback

LaVar Ball

The monsters in the NBA, their dads wasn't that good. They were OK, they was players, but the fact that the old [Dell] Curry wasn't no All-Star, he wasn't cold. He could shoot the ball, though. Kobe Bryant, his dad wasn't all that, that's why he's such a monster. Steph is 6-2, 6-3. My boy is 6-7. 'Zo is faster than Steph and he jumps higher.feedback

Gregg Popovich

Luckily all the participants are sane people and care about the same thing and want to get it right. It's not about anybody having power or wanting to issue orders. It's about trying to get it right. That's the great thing about the league and what we're doing. It's all good. Whatever it is, more discussion with TV partners so the product isn't put in that type of position. There is an inordinate number of games that are national that do end up in the back-to-back sort of situation. There's a lot of stuff here both ways that could be done.feedback

Andrew Gaze

And so there's the dying seconds and the call that was made.feedback

Andrew Gaze

It was a real eye-opener to me to have a coach with the style he has, which is vastly different to anything I'd experienced previously. For a little while there it was hard to comprehend, but once you get to know the individual and what they stand for, it's easier to accept the coaching methods.feedback

Marc J. Spears

Imagine what it would be like if John Wall and the Washington Wizards brought the nation's capital a long-awaited NBA championship this year. The franchise's only championship was in 1978 when the Washington Bullets won it all. But if Wall and the Wizards pulled it off, a red, white and blue ticker tape parade could take place alongside all the monuments and museums with the NBA All-Star guard proudly waving like a beauty pageant winner as he passes by the White House on a float.feedback

Victor Oladipo

To play this game, you have to feel like you are the best, so I feel like we are the best backcourt in the NBA.feedback

LeBron James

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

Marc Minker

I liken it to hitting the lottery. Even if it's league minimum, it's still a lot of money really quickly compared to the normal. Very often, you have an ability to walk before you run; that doesn't work in this context.feedback

Brandon Payne

If there is one thing you have to be able to do in the NBA today it's shoot the basketball. As we have gotten more toward this pace-and-space model of playing there is a premium on shooting the basketball and being able to shoot it from a lot of different places.feedback

Brandon Payne

In the NBA it is hard enough to make a shot, period. Whether [Curry] swishes it 11 inches or 12 inches as long as the ball goes in the basket I'm happy. When we are using those numbers it is more for teaching purposes with youth basketball as players are coming up. Those kids, middle school and higher, have this info available to them their entire playing career, so it is easier for them to wrap their heads around this stuff.feedback

LeBron James

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

Dina Gachman

You don't need to be part of Leonardo DiCaprio's entourage to enjoy the theater or a VIP art opening or an NBA game once in awhile.feedback

Jim Flanery

We had a lot of good teams over the years, we've been in some NCAA Tournaments, just haven't been ranked. In some ways it's harder on the women's side to be there because you don't have the attrition of the NBA that you have on the men's side. Women's teams can be good and it's hard to be elite I think because you look on the men's side – Kentucky, Duke, UNC – they lose kids after one year, makes for more parity.feedback

Kevin Love

What a rough month for injuries, myself included. League is so much better with everyone on the floor. Stay Healthy @ NBA.feedback

Jason Kidd

Adam's a very smart man, and they'll figure it out.feedback

Chris Paul

We collectively want to try to make All-Star weekend better for the fans. All the way around. Even in CBA talks and stuff like that, that was one of the things that the players, the owners and everybody was talking about. Trying to fix that, spice it up a little bit to keep it interesting.feedback

Adam Silver

We will change it by next year. It shouldn't be playoff intensity, but the guys should be playing.feedback

Adam Silver

You hear people talking about 4-point shots, something that's not about to happen in the NBA, but maybe in an All-Star Game. Maybe there's a few spots on the floor where it's a 4-point shot. Maybe there's a halfcourt shot in the last minute that's 10 points. I don't know. Those are crazy ideas.feedback

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Kyle knocked it down when it mattered the most. That's why he's one of the best shooters.feedback

Mike Budenholzer

I was proud of the way the guys kept fighting. We'll get better. We'll learn from tonight.feedback

Michael McCann - Sports Illustrated

The elder Towns is now exploring potential legal options, including the possibility of suing his son's team for negligence.feedback

Brandon Jennings

Try not to be the piece that messes everything up, because they're already on a good run. The hardest thing is to try to come in and try to pick it up, so I have to come in and just play hard every night. The way that John (Wall) plays, the way that the whole team plays. I just felt like I could be a help off the bench. Just bringing energy and just running the second unit. Me and John been going at it since high school days. His progression, he's one of the top point guards in the NBA. Top three to me. Just the fact that he can go get 20 points and also get 10 dimes a night. That's big.feedback

Dwane Casey

Dirk Nowitzki is probably one of the most tough-minded NBA players I've been around. You're not going to shake him, you're not going to get into his head, his psyche. Back in the day he used to have (fitness equipment) in his living room. A lot of people have TVs and pool tables, he had a Precor. ... so he's one of the most dedicated, hardworking stars I've ever been around.feedback

Mike Francesa

The odds on that are a million to one, and if it wasn't the most dominant coach in the league doing that, I'm not even sure anyone else would even hire a woman right now. I think it's an honorable thing but the bottom line is, what you're asking her to do is an incredibly difficult thing to do. It really would be unfair. It's not even something that would make sense to aspire to.feedback

Mike Francesa

Here's your thing: You have decided that your daughter should be allowed to manage a professional team. Let's be honest: Your daughter, maybe she'll become a great athlete. Maybe she'll become a great executive. But the problem is there's not gonna be an avenue for her to manage a major league men's team.feedback

Mike Francesa

First of all, do you know how difficult it would be for a female to manage 25 men? Or 50 men? Do you know how impossible that would be? … It wouldn't be tough. It would be impossible. You're gonna tell me that you would think a woman could walk in to an NFL team and coach as a head coach, 15 assistants and 50 to 60 men?feedback

Mike Francesa

You want to see it because you think that you're closing off an avenue to your daughter but that's not closing off an avenue; that's not something that's realistic. For her to coach the men is not a realistic destination. It's not realistic. I don't think you understand how difficult that would be. I don't think you understand a woman in the locker room running 50 men – do you know how difficult that would be?feedback

Byron Spruell

As I say, they do a good job but how do we continue to improve it? Evaluate it with a very comprehensive data system that allows us to look at accuracy of their calls, errors in a game. And while that can be sensitive to some extent for our officials, it's still just ultimately going to make the current pool of 64 officials better and better as we evaluate their talent day to day, game to game, play to play.feedback

Amare Stoudemire

I'm going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner.feedback

Byron Spruell

Twenty-five percent of our players now are international or not born in the U.S., so why shouldn't we try to match some of that in terms of talent coming from international flavor into the ref population as well? It will actually get to some better rest for our referees, so wellness comes into play in this. But ultimately, continue to support the best of the best, and I think increasing the pool is one way to do that.feedback

Lorenzo Romar

He is a guy that has taken school seriously all year and is still taking school seriously. He is a guy that, as I've said many times, has not come in with a sense of entitlement, You owe me.' He has not come in with the attitude of, I'm going to rent out your program for a little bit.' He's been totally invested. He's been all in. And it was very, very disappointing for comments that I heard, that he was just going to lay down for the rest of the season because he's worried about the NBA draft.feedback

Paul Millsap

Sometimes, it takes a little longer. Hopefully the end result is worth it. I think if we continue to play like we're playing, we'll get there.feedback

Paul Millsap

Of course, you want to be clicking a little bit earlier, a little bit sooner.feedback

Mike Budenholzer

We've played well in stretches and shown an ability to compete at a high level. We're kind of focused on that and how can we find that? That gives us optimism.feedback

Mike Budenholzer

If there's one area where we probably need the most improvement – and if we improve that it's going to lead to more consistency – it's us being better offensively. Reducing our turnovers, just being more efficient.feedback

Kent Bazemore

We're kind of waiting for it all to happen. We know what kind of team we can be . Obviously, we've shown glimpses of that. But it's showing up every night and wearing a hard hat and leaving it all out there. We're a very dangerous team. Obviously, with the players we have, some nights we think we can roll into the gym and get wins. That's not the case in this league. All the great teams play really hard every night. That's what we have to do.feedback

Isaiah Thomas

We just played to win. They're the No. 1 team in the East. One of the best teams in the NBA, and we just wanted to protect home court and get a win. We did that tonight.feedback

Bob Myers - Golden State Warriors

These things are very fluid this time of year or any time of year to be honest. Injuries happen unexpectedly. We have to take another look at what our roster needs. I'm not going to get into specifics. We have to look and see where we need the most depth in light of this recent occurrence. We're in the process of doing that and should have some resolution in the next 24 to 48 hours. ... Last night showed that you have to be able to pivot in the course of an NBA season. We'll do our best with the options available to keep the roster in the best shape we can.feedback

Jim Cramer

I found myself analogizing. ... He's in the NBA. There's LeBron [James], OK. Couple other guys. And that's it. And it's just another profession of superstars where you get to a level and there's only a couple of people who can play.feedback

Jim Cramer

He really just said, Look, it really doesn't matter about the White House.feedback

Emmanuel Mpagi

Have the details of the actual trade package Boston proposed to Charlotte ever been revealed? What were the four first-round picks and where did they land? Were the Brooklyn picks involved?feedback

Jonathan Dennis

In your old chats, we could occasionally draw a book suggestion out of you. So, in this new format, I plan to occasionally inquire similarly ... any good book recommendations?feedback

Andrew Barnard

Pure hypothetical here: Would it make sense to have a Professional Basketball Champions League? Really, I just want more NBA-Euroleague crossover games than the few preseason games we've gotten, but I have no idea of if the level of competition is close enough to justify such a suggestion. Thoughts?feedback

Pat Riley

You know where all those big dominoes are? They're still home, with the exception of one. I'm sure there were people that probably made some pretty significant offers. ... When you have that kind of player ... it takes a lot to say, OK, we're going to let this guy go.' You stay with the sure thing there.feedback

Joel Embiid

Gonna miss my best friend, but I'm happy for him.feedback

David Griffin

Obviously we have a great deal of interest, and we've said it for a long time, in a playmaker. I won't speak to specific names just because nobody's free currently that's out there for us to talk about. But, obviously the need for a playmaker still exists ... and we feel that we'll be competitive in that market for sure.feedback

Adam Silver

The science has gotten to the point where there is that direct correlation that we're aware of between fatigue and injuries. And as tough as it is on our fans to miss one of their favorite players for a game, it's far better than having them get injured and be out for long periods of time. So we're always still looking to strike that right balance.feedback

Jeanie Buss

I took these actions today to achieve one goal: Everyone associated with the Lakers will now be pulling in the same direction, the direction established by Earvin and myself. We are determined to get back to competing to win NBA championships again.feedback

R.C. Buford

As opposed to Boban (Marjanovic, now with Detroit) coming from Serbia, who didn't have anyone and whose wife was having a baby two months after the season starts. ... Being away from your wife, who is having a child, creates its own challenges. Boban spoke good English, but it still wasn't a native tongue for him. I'm sure he had a different acclimation process than somebody else.feedback

Patty Mills

You're in South Texas and it's very different from Australia. When you can have someone from your own country that can help get you out of that southern twang, it definitely helps.feedback

R.C. Buford

I think the acclimation into your team and into your structure helps, especially with language or cultural barriers, if there are people that are native speakers. Like just this year, when (Argentina native) Nico Laprovittola came and has a teammate like Manu from the national team. I'm sure that that aids in the comfort level of that adjustment.feedback

Rudy Gobert

For me it's been better, for sure. Just speaking French, makes me feel better. It's a stupid thing, but I needed a French player on the team.feedback

Dennis Lindsey

Rudy can speak his native tongue. He can talk about current events and politics and things that are going on in France. ... There's a relationship. But it wasn't like the trade was consummated because we wanted Rudy to feel better.feedback

Dennis Lindsey

How would you feel if you were all of a sudden had to go to Paris, France to apply your trade? Food is different. Lifestyle is different. Rhythm of the life is different. And you have someone there in market that is doing the same thing that you're doing that you can share experiences with, whether it's your current experiences or what's going in the states.feedback

Kristaps Porzingis

It's a good feeling that I'm able to showcase my skill with my size and show to the kids that you're capable of doing that even if you're tall and lanky like me. I think a lot of kids now growing up will improve those perimeter skills just seeing guys like -- I don't want to mention myself, but big guys with perimeter skills that can do it.feedback

Kevin Durant

Those two are going to play well off each other. Having two guys, as big fellas, that can do that, it takes the pressure off your wings, your point guards, allows them to play with their athleticism. ... Adding another guy that can play definitely helps.feedback

Gregg Popovich

It was a heck of a competitive game. It was real physical and aggressive. I thought both teams played real well. I'm obviously thrilled with a win on the road. It could have gone either way. Good friend, good matchup.feedback

Gregg Popovich

At times, you had to slap yourself watching those guys guard each other and do what they do out there because they are so much fun to watch.feedback

Will Barton

Once we saw a few go in, we just wanted to keep going, see how many we could hit. We just wanted to get after them, challenge them on offense and defense. It just so happened that we hit a lot of 3s. So, we just kept rolling with it. But we never come into a game, especially with a team like that and just want to outshoot them from beyond the arc because that's what they do.feedback

Steve Kerr

It was one of those nights they had everything going, they were on fire and we couldn't get much going ourselves. We looked kind of gassed out there.feedback

Stephen Curry

I felt confident, every shot I took felt like it was going in. Just got served a humble slice of cupcake.feedback

Stephen Curry

We had a really good mentality coming in but kind of laid an egg. Our young guys did a great job of providing some life and entertainment.feedback

Kevin Durant

I thought they would. They were playing confident and free. They had nothing to lose, especially missing some of their guys.feedback

Jeff Yasuda

We work closely with the team to figure out what music works best around their marketing efforts. Music is a huge part of the culture of the NBA and the culture of the Warriors.feedback

Kevin Durant

Well, that's real life. I've been a part of that group going on four years now. Just 'cuz I left there don't mean I'll stop building with them. That's totally separate from this NBA stuff. Those kids mean a lot to me, definitely want to continue to keep helping them. I'm glad I can keep helping growing the school. It's all about the community there. That was home for me for eight years. I've still got love for the people there.feedback

Adam Silver

We believe we have a unique opportunity to develop something truly special for our fans and the young and growing eSports community.feedback

Mike Malone

It speaks to the fact that he's arguably the greatest coach the NBA has ever seen. It speaks to the commitment that they have made to him here in San Antonio, the longevity. Pop is a tremendous coach and the greatest accomplishment is not just the success, but also the sustained success they've had over and over again.feedback

Manu Ginobili

The record is just a number. He didn't need that record to define what he means for this franchise, the NBA, in the last 20 years. The fact that he's been the coach of the team for so many years is already an impressive accomplishment. If you add five rings and this type of record, having 70 percent or more winning percentage, it's incredible what he's done. He's going to keep doing it. I'm pretty sure he's going to get some more.feedback

Eric Simons

When you lose people in cities, lose people for entertainment reasons, lose people who identify with certain teams and because there's this weird mercenary element to it all, it can be a problem. You've also got a replacement, in the NBA, that's at its most-entertaining moment in decades. All that can be a real threat, and you have to be careful, or you can go the way of boxing.feedback

Luke Walton

I'm excited, obviously. He's Magic Johnson. Not only one of the all-time great Lakers, but one of the great all-time NBA players. He's a champion. It's a nice piece to have on your side.feedback

Stephen Curry

It's always cool to see my dad on the sidelines commentating the game on their end. You get a little juice from that, too. ... I don't take those opportunities for granted because this an unbelievable opportunity to play the game that he played for 16 years in the NBA and carry on that name in the league.feedback

Brett Brown

In 2017, where professional sports are so ruthless and cutthroat, survival rates and people that can last are rare. He would say, Well, that must mean I'm old.' I think it means he's good, really good.feedback

Brett Brown

It's still up in the air. I think it's going to be a challenge. I feel we will know categorically in the next few days. I think Joel will be a real great addition if we see him in Miami, but it's not something I am completely planning on at all.feedback

Gregg Popovich

I think Dewayne Dedmon was the star of the show tonight. Everything he did was great.feedback

Brett Brown

I remind (Saric) who he is. That he, too, has a lot to offer – his resume, his pedigree. His resume doesn't translate as much in the United States and NBA basketball, but it means something in Europe. I try to remind him that he has something to offer.feedback

Tony Parker

It's amazing. To have Pop up there, he's going to keep going. It looks like he's not getting tired, he's not going to stop anytime. It's very impressive to coach that long and keeping your team motivated with the same message, it's not easy.feedback

Vasu Kulkarni

This is an audience that you know likes playing sports or is in the market for athletic equipment. You can't say that about the average NBA fan.feedback

Derrick Rose

It feels better every day. You know with knee to ankle and hamstring injuries, I just have to take my time with it and listen to my body and I think that's what I'm doing right now. I feel good. I just love how healthy I am this year. Playing in the amount of games I'm playing in I almost feel like a rookie, as far as trying to get all the games under me, getting my body conditioned to the NBA season.feedback

Brett Brown

You have to pick your poison. You say, What sword are we going to die on?' And you saw it. You saw an NBA All-Star. You saw a gold medallist. You saw a legitimate candidate for MVP.feedback

Tyronn Lue

We're the champs and right now we're going through a tough stretch but that's nothing. Everybody goes through a tough stretch. Now you got to dig yourself out of it. We're capable of doing it. We are going to do it. We are the champs, we do have a great team and we have the (fourth) best record in the NBA right now so we got to play like it.feedback

Tyronn Lue

For me, LeBron James, the best player in the world, took a team that was worse to the NBA Finals two years ago. We have a good team. We just have to start playing better as a unit. No excuses.feedback

LeBron James

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

Adam Silver

This is a competitive market, well over 20 million people. While we have no immediate plans to expand the NBA, one of the things that we look at is whether expanding would be additive to the league as a whole. Clearly coming to Mexico City just because of the huge population here in Mexico but in essence as a gateway to the rest of Latin America could potentially be very important to the league. You clearly have a beautiful state-of-the-art arena here, and you can tell by ticket sales that we have the interest. So that's something that we will continue to look at.feedback

David Griffin

We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player and person the caliber of Kyle Korver to our Cavs family. Among the most prolific and dynamic 3-point shooters in NBA history, a selfless, and team first competitor, Kyle brings all of the elements of Cavs DNA that we covet on and off the floor.feedback

David Griffin

We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player and person the caliber of Kyle Korver to our Cavs family. Among the most prolific and dynamic three-point shooters in NBA history, a selfless, and team-first competitor, Kyle brings all of the elements of Cavs DNA that we covet on and off the floor.feedback

Nicki Minaj

Being in a relationship should mean that you've met a secure-enough man to allow you, in a sense, to remain a queen. To confirm, yes I am single. Focusing on my work & looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon. Have a blessed New Year. Love u.feedback

Richard Jefferson

We all think we're fouled on every play in every single game. That's why I say I know the referees have a very hard job. I switched to his body. It looked like he lost his balance. He was trying to regain his balance, and as soon as I saw him start to stumble, I ran off. I ran off so it wouldn't look like I was trying to pressure him more, so he didn't trip on my foot and it looked like I bumped him -- nothing.feedback

Kobe Bryant

It means a lot about what the NBA thinks of me in this game.feedback

Adam Silver

He clearly can put himself in a player's shoes, but also when we're meeting privately, he can help represent the players' perspective to the owners. I think it's very, very healthy in terms of the business, and I also credit a lot of our success most recently of the league to that true sense of partnership between the players and the owners.feedback

Pat Riley

He's a once-in-a-lifetime player. There are a lot of them in the history of the NBA, but he's a once-in-a-lifetime acquisition for us and meant so much to us. We would not have won the championship in 2006 without the efforts of Shaquille O'Neal.feedback

Mark Tatum

Basketball is appealing because it can be played by both boys and girls, indoors and outdoors, in rural communities and cities, and without a lot of built-in infrastructure. NBA games and programming can be seen in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and last year more than 1 billion people watched NBA programming.feedback

Sam Poser - Sterne Agee Group

I think Nike had a hiccup last year. I think that's going to work both in the near term and the long term. I like both these companies very much, but I really think Nike is not a complacent company, nor is Under Armour, and I think that's really what's made Nike the winner it is and will make it what it will be.feedback

Camilo Lyon - Canaccord Genuity

Last year ... Nike's signature basketball business took a huge hit because of the onset of Steph Curry and Under Armour's basketball shoe.feedback

Matthew McClintock

That is one of the best results across the entire retail landscape. Basketball is back' is the phrase that Nike used, and I believe it. Apparel is a piece of the business and they talk about it, but at the end of the day shoes are the bigger market and that market continues to grow and Nike has a huge competitive advantage.feedback

Sam Poser - Sterne Agee Group

The kid who is wearing Under Armour at a Little League game, and you see the kids are head to toe [in] Under Armour, when that kid goes into the locker room and changes, he's putting on his Jordans. Under Armour has the opportunity to get to that sort of 'cool factor' of wearing it off-field, and it hasn't gotten there yet. And for me, that's the longer term opportunity.feedback

Alvin Gentry

He controls the game. The game is played at his pace. He's leading the league in assists and he has a lot of shooters around him. He can score and he's playing like an MVP candidate. If you look around the league right now, he's as good as anybody playing.feedback

Mike D'Antoni

They've added another dimension to the game because of their ability to be able to shoot the way they do.feedback

Chris Paul

I think everyone negotiated in good faith. The conversations were great, everything was cordial. Everyone knows how well the game is going and didn't want to mess that up.feedback

Brad Stevens

I don't have any reaction until I know things are completed. Once that is a thing and we're made of it aware of it, I'll talk about it. I think the NBA is in a great place. I think we're all hopeful that something like that would happen.feedback

Russell Westbrook

I just play, honestly. I don't want to get in a conversation of if I'm going to do it every night. I just go out and compete at a high level every night, like I've been doing since I've been in the NBA.feedback

Steve Kerr

... The issue that's really important is how do we do what's best for the players? But I understand that it's a perception issue around the country and the NFL, NBA, it's a business, so you don't want your customers thinking, These guys are a bunch of pot heads.' That's what it is. But to me it's only a matter of time before medicinal marijuana is allowed in sports leagues because the education will overwhelm the perception.feedback

Steve Kerr

I guess maybe I can even get in some trouble for this, but I've actually tried it twice during the last year and a half, when I've been going through this chronic pain that I've been dealing with. A lot of research, a lot of advice from people, and I have no idea if maybe I would have failed a drug test. I don't even know if I'm subject to a drug test or any laws from the NBA, but I tried it and it didn't help it all.feedback

Steve Kerr

I have no idea if I would, maybe I would have failed a drug test, I don't even know if I'm subject to a drug test or any laws from the NBA. I tried it and it didn't help at all.feedback

Dirk Nowitzki

This is obviously as tough a week as you can get in the NBA. So hopefully we'll fight through this and grind out a win here and there. And when the schedule turns in our favor hopefully get more healthy and run off some wins. That's the only way to do it.feedback

Damion Thomas

We are extremely grateful to LeBron James for his support of the museum. As the most socially active superstar in sports today, LeBron James is a testament to the influence of Muhammad Ali. Ali embodied the racial and social tumult of his times, blurring lines between politics and sports, activism and entertainment.feedback

LeBron James

Every professional athlete, regardless of race and gender, owes a huge debt of gratitude to Muhammad Ali. His legacy deserves to be studied and revered by every generation. I am honored to partner with the Smithsonian to celebrate one of the most influential figures in our nation's history who, along with Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens, used the power of sports to advance our civil rights.feedback

Barack Obama

The first team in history to dig themselves out of a hole like that. The comeback was remarkable, and you learn about people when they're down.feedback

Stan Van Gundy

It's embarrassing. I can't say I've ever been ashamed of our country until today.feedback

David West

This whole fairy tale about some post-racial utopia that Obama supposedly created is all bull. The things that he (Trump) said, the things that he represented, that's the way that the majority of this nation feels. I think he just emboldened them because he's able to say it publicly. He got the platform.feedback

Stan Van Gundy

We presume to tell other countries about human-rights abuses and everything else. We better never do that again, when our leaders talk to China or anybody else about human-rights abuses. We just elected an openly, brazen misogynist leader and we should keep our mouths shut and realize that we need to be learning maybe from the rest of the world, because we don't got anything to teach anybody.feedback

Stephen Curry

It was nice to make the first one after last game. I was able to get some open looks early and often, and good things happened. The last three was very special, with the flow of the game, and it being kinda close. I made one or two tough ones, and the last one was kind of a heat check, just to see if it goes in or not. Thankfully it did. ... This was a special night.feedback

Stephen Curry

I was hard on myself in practice the last two days. I had pretty good shooting sessions. I don't overreact to games like that whether I go 0 for 10 or 2 for 12 or whatever it is. My process is the same, but I had another level of focus the last two days trying to get my rhythm back and see the ball go in.feedback

Steve Kerr

That was quite a show. Not at all surprising the way Steph bounces back from bad nights.feedback

Barack Obama

If we win Florida, it's a wrap. We win Florida, it's over. So we've got to work our hearts out this week – these next two days – as if our future depends on it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Hillary doesn't even come here. She refuses to campaign in Minnesota. Do you really want a president who's never shown up?feedback

Adam Silver

On behalf of the NBA family, I want to thank him for being a wonderful ambassador for the game.feedback

Ray Allen

I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game. I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself. Basketball will take you far away from that school yard. You will become far more than just a basketball player. You'll get to act in movies. You'll travel the world. You will become a husband, and the father of five amazing children.feedback

Jim Calhoun

We have had many great players through the years, but Ray is probably the No. 1 name brand we've had. We, at UConn, can all be proud of what he accomplished here and the greatness that he achieved when he went on to the NBA.feedback

Jim Cramer

I know that this one was one where they had debates, which is obviously one-time only. But everybody's been complaining about football. This time football was good – NBA good. Sports may not be so great for other guys. Sports is working for Twitter.feedback

Tyronn Lue

Every time I see those last plays, guys celebrating and crying, it just sends chills through my body. I'm pretty sure that on opening night it's going to be even more than that. It's going to be an emotional night, I know that and I'm going to enjoy it also. It's going to be one of those nights. It's a great night. Who wouldn't want to be in that position as an NBA player or NBA coach? It's going to be a great night for us.feedback

Adam Silver

We've made tremendous progress. We're not done-done as bargainers in terms of ultimately having a completed collective bargaining agreement. But we're on our way toward getting an extension done of this collective bargaining agreement... We're not quite there yet. But I continue to be optimistic.feedback

Adam Silver

The fact there's more money to distribute among our players and teams has created an atmosphere that makes it more conducive to continue. There's a sense across the table that we have a system that we both fought hard for in the last round of collective bargaining that for the most part is working pretty well.feedback

Adam Silver

I'll say that when you have someone like Michael Jordan now on the owners' side of the table, we all remember the old slogan from when Michael was a player of 'Be like Mike.' I think there's the sense now for the players that that's yet another area where they want to be like Mike. Look what he's done, taking sort of his success on the floor and translated that into being an incredibly successful businessman.feedback

Adam Silver

For players to see him in that position, it doesn't mean if Michael says it, it necessarily means that they should accept it as the position they should take, but I think that's really added a special element unique to this league to have a superstar player like that owning a team now.feedback

Adam Silver

We've made tremendous progress and I'm pleased to report that.feedback

Adam Silver

Hopefully, we will be back to all of you in the not-too-distant future to say that negotiations have been completed, but we're not quite there yet.feedback

Charles Barkley

Let me say this: I still think they got some of the same issues this year with that team. Can they rebound the ball? They're going to still be shooting jumpers. They're not going to get any low-post scoring. Can that type of play hold up through the rigors of the NBA playoffs? I'm still going to say the same thing I've always said: No.feedback

Adam Silver

The issues that we are primarily focused on are those of acceptance and inclusiveness – and the bill goes far beyond directing what bathrooms people should use. From that standpoint, it has been misrepresented. Ultimately for us, it's about creating the right environment, specifically for a celebratory event like our All-Star team.feedback

Adam Silver

We were in an unfortunate position that we were moving the game, so for me it is a high priority given the investments in the arena, given the investments in the team that Michael and his ownership group has made, and the city and state have made in the Hornets.feedback

Michael Jordan

It reminds me of the great lessons that I have learned from the great game of basketball – all of the things that the game has taught me. How to learn. How work hard each and every day. The value of teamwork. The importance of communicating with your teammates, and how preparation and hard work and perseverance and what it teaches you every day. Winning feels great, but you can learn a lot from losing and competing.feedback

Michael Jordan

Charlotte is a very special place for me and my family. Together me and the Hornets, and the colleagues of the Hornets, will continue to work every day to reject violence, change perceptions and restore the trust between law enforcement and the community.feedback

Hillary Clinton

You know from the NBA, from Major League Baseball, from the NFL, they are coming forward and you know what they're saying 'hey not in our locker rooms, that's not what happens'. But he's not just insulted women, he's an equal opportunity insulter, he's insulted everybody.feedback

Tony Wible - Janney Capital Markets

[Disney] will soon face a massive increase in NBA costs as the new season and deal terms take effect in October.feedback

Kevin Plank

If you can crack the code on China, it's a massive step forward.feedback

Steph Curry

Kobe [Bryant] has obviously done a great job of keeping a consistent presence in Asia. Everybody does it a different way, and I want to have something that's unique to me and to the story of Under Armour.feedback

Steph Curry

I know how much they support us and follow us, so to be able to come here in our short little window to get face to face with our fans, it's important.feedback

Kevin Plank

In a market like China with this much history, you can't think short term, or in one to two years. You need to think in decades: What will this evolve to in 10 or 20 or 30 years.feedback

Kevin Plank

When people see him, they see hope, they feel something. I don't know what it was like to travel with Madonna, but traveling with Curry is something like that.feedback

Steph Curry

I don't go out on the court thinking, I gotta make this three to sell shoes. It has always been very authentic.feedback

Eddie Johnson

If you have a magic bullet to stop the violence, not only in Chicago but anywhere in the country, please share it with us.feedback

Donald J. Trump

More than 6,000 African Americans are the victims of murder, of murder, every single year. Just yesterday, the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, a great guy Dwyane Wade, was the victim of a tragic shooting in Chicago. We cannot as a society tolerate this level of violence and suffering in our cities.feedback

John Bel Edwards

We embrace our rich cultural heritage and see our diversity as a virtue. Should the NBA choose to bring the All-Star Game back to New Orleans in 2017, it will strongly reaffirm its commitment to communities that value fairness and inclusion.feedback

Kevin Durant

It is going to be a grind-out game, I'm looking forward to it. Most of their main players play in our league (the National Basketball Association) but we'll prepare for them tomorrow and see what we got.feedback

Blake Jorgensen

Our digital business drove this quarter, particularly outperformance from FIFA Ultimate Team on console and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes on mobile. This success along with the launch of NBA LIVE Mobile gives us great confidence in our ability to operate and add new live services through the year.feedback

Amare Stoudemire

It's like a dream come true. When I was in high school I always wanted to put on my college hat to show what school I was going to and never did it. I put on an NBA hat.feedback

Amare Stoudemire

My interests in playing in Israel, at this moment that dream has come true. I'm now able to play for Hapoel Jerusalem. A team that I'm looking forward to playing with.feedback

Amare Stoudemire

My wife and I always talked about living abroad and experiencing different cultures, and what better culture to experience for us than living in Jerusalem?feedback

Ori Allon

Jerusalem is a very special city as you guys know and Amar'e is a very special person, other than the fact that he is a very good basketball player. I'm very excited about this and the whole city of Jerusalem is celebrating right now.feedback

Chad Griffin

Today the NBA and Commissioner (Adam) Silver sent a clear message that they won't stand for discrimination against LGBTQ employees, players or fans.feedback

Michael Jordan

There was an exhaustive effort from all parties to keep the event in Charlotte, and we are disappointed we were unable to do so. With that said, we are pleased that the NBA opened the door for Charlotte to host All-Star Weekend again as soon as an opportunity was available in 2019.feedback

Andre Iguodala

[In] the majority of NBA players' upbringing, there's not much financial education. When you get to college, they're never teaching you how to start a credit line or get a loan on a car, things of that nature.feedback

Antoine Walker - All-Star

You worked so hard to get to this point. Don't blow it. Don't blow the money that comes with it.feedback

Antoine Walker - All-Star

Remember how hard it was for you get to that level. Take care of it. Build your team, make sure you preserve it.feedback

Antoine Walker - All-Star

It's a tough lesson to learn. I wanted to take care of my family; I wanted the best for them. I really didn't have the word 'no' in my vocabulary. It was something I was not used to saying.feedback

Anthony Noto - Twitter

We're not just talking to the leagues, we're also talking to the broadcast partners of the leagues and the cable network partners of the leagues.feedback

Ted Leonsis

I'm more likely to work with Amazon. Amazon Prime, I look at as they're in a subscription business. They look like a cable company.feedback

Chris Sgro

This is not just about the NBA All-Star game. This is about long-term economic sustainability for the state of North Carolina, and that is deeply at risk with the way our reputation has been damaged by this law.feedback

Jon Swallen - Kantar Media

I'm sure (ABC) wishes they were able to foresee that and price their ads accordingly.feedback

Tyronn Lue

We made history tonight. Cleveland, Ohio, we're coming back, baby!feedback

LeBron James

I'm coming home with what I said I was going to do. I can't wait to get off that plane, hold that trophy up and see all our fans at the terminal.feedback

Michele Roberts - National Basketball Players Association

The game's been growing exponentially for years, and since the last collective bargaining agreement, gate receipts have gone way up, sponsorships have gone way up ... viewership is way up.feedback

Michele Roberts - National Basketball Players Association

We're negotiating from a place where everyone's happy, everyone's making more money. That is why I think we'll be able to get a deal done without too much disruption of the game.feedback

Ed Murray

I firmly believe that a new arena will be built that brings the NBA and NHL to our region. The City's past actions contributed to the Sonics leaving Seattle. Today's Council vote makes it less likely that the NBA will return to the City of Seattle.feedback

Adam Silver

Even if the NBA were to move in essence blindly forward and say we'll play our All-Star Game regardless of the state of the law in North Carolina, we're impacted by the entertainment community because of the performers that appear at our All-Star Game.feedback

LeBron James

It feels great. This team is amazing and the vision that I had when I decided to come here is all coming true. Through adversity, everything we have been through, we have been able to persevere and to win back-to-back championships. It's an unbelievable feeling.feedback

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