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Brad Stevens
It's a fun game to celebrate the history of basketball here in Milwaukee and certainly in the NBA. It's always fun to be a part of stuff like this. But our focus has to be on playing the game.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about NBA. You'll find 596 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about NBA are: Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Kevin Durant specifically said: “I don't think it's good for the league, just to be really clear. I will say, whoever is favored, try telling that to the 420 other players who aren't on those two teams. … When you aggregate the great players [on those two teams] they have a better chance of winning than many other teams.”.
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Tyronn Lue

I just wanted to give him a chance because he'd been a starter his whole career. To watch him with that first unit, we see how it worked out, and he came to me and just said, What you said was right. It's a better fit for me in the second unit.' For a future Hall of Famer and a guy that's won three NBA championships to come to the coach and see what's best for the team, that's big time.feedback

Ben Simmons

It felt like I was playing 2K (NBA 2K videogame), honestly. Just looking at Joel Embiid out there with the lights on his jersey. I was like, man, I'm actually here. I was using my size and speed to my advantage, and I think I did a good job at that. I could have done it a few more times, maybe we would have won, but we're going to get there. It would have been better if we got the win, but it's the first game. We have many more to go.feedback

Kobe Bryant

Don't you see that life is hard for those who are soft, who hesitate or are distracted? We live in a world of excess but in reality what moves us is happiness, which is simplicity, the ability to live without lies and be true to yourself!feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

It was fantastic, a fantastic performance, the players were fantastic and we started very well. I am so happy for our fans, in front of Diego Maradona, Kobe Bryant… a fantastic day for us.feedback

Harry Kane

He's one of the world's best. It will be nice to go and chat to him and pick his brains a bit. It was nice to put that performance on for him.feedback

Derrick Rose

I think I'm the only person in the league that's not getting a flagrant for that call, bro. Come on, man. Like, I'm sure I'm the only player, but it is what it is. ... That's a common foul. Wow. Come on.feedback

Scott Brooks

He did everything. He did the entire 20 minutes of one-on-one live, which was great for him. Playing against other NBA players is the next step of coming back … he's tired of competing against the coaching staff and playing against us because you get false confidence playing against me and my staff. But it was good, he gave a good 20 minutes. The conditioning is pretty good, considering he's coming back from the hernia surgery.feedback

Joel Embiid

I want to get in there and jump in the stands and dive for every loose ball.feedback

Joel Embiid

I just want to feel like an NBA player. I feel like I'm not an NBA player because I can't play back-to-back. There's a plan in place and that's what we're going to follow. I think I do. But in the NBA, I never played back-to-back. I can't really say.feedback

Joel Embiid

I was like, What is this? Is this a football game. We've got something going. We've got to keep on going and win some games.feedback

Joel Embiid

It doesn't work like that. It's about how my body feels on the court. If I'm tired, I've got to get out.feedback

Jenny Boucek

A lot of my lineage has been with NBA guys who've shared information with me. When I was let go [from the Storm], several of my friends in the NBA reached out, and this opportunity felt right to spend some time with Dave and his coaching staff this summer. Then I came back for training camp.feedback

Dave Joerger

I've grown to know Jenny as a talented basketball coach with a keen mind for the game. Her ability to teach fundamentals and develop talent will serve as an asset for our core of young players.feedback

Jenny Boucek

Over the years, I've crossed paths with Dave several times. I feel like we have a lot in common because we got into coaching in the pros at young ages. We stayed in touch and supported each other. I spent some time observing with their staff here a couple of times, and it evolved into this.feedback

Giannis Antetokounmpo

I know. And I think I can play a lot smarter, too. That was a good game [against Boston], but I don't think I played as smart as I think I am in that game.feedback

Matthew Dellavedova

I got to play with the finished product [as a] 10-, 12-year veteran, and Giannis is in his fifth year now. But if he keeps putting in the work, like I know he will and he does every day, he really could be anything.feedback

Giannis Antetokounmpo

I can't do that no more. It gets to a point where your body can't take it. Last year was a long season, and it was the first season I went through playing a lot of minutes, so I had to do something to feel better, and changing my diet helped me feel a lot better.feedback

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Definitely things are slowing down for me. Day by day, and game by game, the game becomes easier, and it gets a lot slower. From Day 1 [of my rookie year], from Year 1 to Year 5, the game is a lot different. I couldn't imagine, when I was a rookie, that I would be able to see the game the way I am seeing the game now. There's a lot of things to improve on, and it's kind of scary that I'm thinking about that. Because I could easily be saying, Oh, we won, I had 37,' and then just sit on my butt and be happy about it. But there's a lot of things I can do better, and that's kind of scary.feedback

Giannis Antetokounmpo

So that feeling is never going to change. I just try to stay grounded. I don't feel like I'm an equal with them. I just have to keep working hard, and one day I can be in the same league.feedback

Giannis Antetokounmpo

I asked them, What's the next step? [They said], You've got to get to that MVP level. You have to be the MVP of this team, and try to lead it to 50 wins. Because, at the end of the day, I grew up watching those people. When Kobe [Bryant] came to the league, I was two years old. So that feeling is never going to change. When LeBron came into the league, I was nine years old. So I grew up watching him play.feedback

Matthew Dellavedova

They're both so unique. I don't really compare him to LeBron because he's his own special player. He does things on the court pretty much every game that I haven't seen before, but where he is obviously similar is his desire to be the best and the work he puts in.feedback

Ben Simmons

Oh, I definitely want the NBA to go out to Australia, and definitely the team I'm on, Philadelphia, I want them to go out there and play. That would be amazing if we could do that. I think it will come. It's going to be a great time when it happens.feedback

Giannis Antetokounmpo

I knew a lot about basketball my rookie season, but I didn't know a lot about the NBA game. The second year, when the coaching staff came, that's when I realized, Now the real s--- begins. I have to know the game. I have to understand the game. That changes the way I have to look at the game.feedback

Nate Silver

If you had one chip to place on the NBA championship in 2025, who would you bet on?feedback

Brett Brown

It's a fluid thing. It is a range more than it is a rigid number. I think we're going to have this conversation for a while.feedback

Jenny Boucek

This is such an exciting opportunity. I don't feel it's really different between the NBA and WNBA in how you teach things. There are some logistical differences in the NBA, being a bigger organization with a bigger staff. But in terms of the game, coaching is the same. The guys have been super receptive.feedback

Ben Simmons

It felt like I was playing [NBA]2K, honestly. Just looking at [Joel] Embiid out there with lights on his jersey, I was like 'Man, I'm actually here'. It's fun. I'm enjoying it. Lot of games left.feedback

David Stern

This whole thing is a distraction. Everyone takes the bait of the president throwing this junk out to distract them from what's really happening in this country. The country is in a dire state, and we're here talking about a football player that took a knee. … It's a nonissue except for the president's tweets.feedback

Chase Carey - News Corporation

This sport is all about being an incredible spectacle. Probably no country has done a better job of making sporting events spectacles [than the U.S.]. Whether it's boxing events in Vegas, a U.F.C. fight in Madison Square Gardens, NBA All-Star games, the U.S. has probably led the world in making spectacles that have sports at the centre of it.feedback

Brett Brown

How about Ben Simmons's first game in the NBA. Really, there were times he could have finished even more. I feel that his first game was really exceptional. Really, really exceptional. Physically, we all see what he is as an athlete, and I think that his growth path, his improvement scale, can be off the charts.feedback

Blake Griffin

My biggest piece of advice would be to have more dunks than you need. If you need four dunks, then have more than four. That weekend was such a whirlwind. It was my first All-Star appearance. I was in the rookie-sophomore game. I had a million things going on.feedback

Blake Griffin

Like, that's the biggest thing … I spend my time a little different and I think a little differently.feedback

Blake Griffin

I've always had a very dry sense of humor, and I've pretty much grown up on Will Ferrell, first on Saturday Night Live, then Old School and Wedding Crashers.feedback

Blake Griffin

Now it's like what kind of example am I leaving or setting for my son. When my daughter can actually know what's going on? What type of example am I showing her about how she should expect to be treated by men and all those things? I have a huge amount of respect for the guys who do it. I was just appreciative of the opportunity to go to Montreal and have fun.feedback

Ilana Glazer

We found out that he was a fan of the show, and then we thought of this story line, and we were like, Please do it.' And then he was down. He's really funny and smart and was down. He's really funny, just happens to be like a 6-10, great, amazing basketball player. But he's also very funny. He was smart and, like, in it.feedback

Blake Griffin

I just want to say how excited I am to be back. Obviously, this has been my home since I have been drafted. In the end, I realized this was a no-brainer for me. This was the best place for me, and this is the place where I want to start and finish my career.feedback

LeBron James

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

Tom Carelli

It was kind of amazing how that laid out after we'd worked to create the schedule.feedback

Tom Carelli

You look at opening week and you ask, What's going to be intriguing that people will want to see?' . You hope then that you're attracting more casual fans who would say, Oh my, I need to see this.' We're very fortunate it worked out so well.feedback

Tom Carelli

I look at it in terms of the totality of the season. [After this week], it's followed by the rest of the season. We've done a lot to focus on rest and health. There are great matchups throughout and I'm excited. We're looking at 1,230 games and asking, Did we do the best we can?' If that's my barometer, we can say we did that.feedback

Tom Carelli

Opening night, that's a tentpole. Especially as it relates to the biggest story lines of the offseason. There's a tradition where the champs get their rings, so that means Golden State is playing. And then you crunch [numbers]. Who else should we put on opening night? We put Cleveland there and eight days later, we look like geniuses.feedback

Ty Lue

Even though he was from the opposing team, we're still a fraternity and we're still brothers. You never want to see anyone get injured or go down like that. I'm not sure of the severity of the injury but I wish him well. He's been a great player in this league, an All-Star and a great model citizen as far as the NBA is concerned. I just wish him well and hope he gets well.feedback

Brad Stevens

There's always going to be an emotional reaction, and certainly there will probably be a smattering of boos within that emotional reaction, right? But there will also be a lot of people that are cheering. My wife [Tracy] is from Cleveland, she grew up in Cleveland, her whole family is still in Cleveland, and I think they all greatly appreciate, obviously, what he did over the six years but certainly on the biggest stage under the brightest lights a couple years ago [in Game 7 of the NBA Finals]. Who knows? Bottom line, we'll have to go out and play the next possession, hopefully well.feedback

Chris Gronkowski

I don't exactly need the money, if I needed just $100,000 I could probably call someone I know, and he would probably give it to me. But I need the expertise. We just locked up the trifecta, the NFL, NBA and baseball, that is absolutely huge, and I am so pumped right now.feedback

Andrew Mattock

269 million people watched the NBA final last year in China via Tencent's streaming service. In the U.S. it was 30 million.feedback

Michael Jordan

I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint. You're going to have one or two teams that are going to be great and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage, or they are going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment. For me to ask an individual to focus on the game the way I played would, in some ways, be unfair and if he didn't do it, there's no telling where my emotions would be. That's more for stories and hype. Jack and Tiger never played against each other. They never played with the same equipment.feedback

Michael Jordan

The star players are not rushing to small markets, so I put more emphasis on draft than I used to, because you're not going to be able to get the LeBrons of the world to come to Charlotte. There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry [Bird], called up Magic [Johnson] and said, Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team. But . . . things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys.feedback

Kevin Durant

I don't think it's good for the league, just to be really clear. I will say, whoever is favored, try telling that to the 420 other players who aren't on those two teams. … When you aggregate the great players [on those two teams] they have a better chance of winning than many other teams.feedback

Byron Spruell

Michelle has decades of experience successfully leading large, highly professionalized organizations and spurring growth through innovation. With a disciplined, analytical approach to problem solving and a proven track record of building consensus and acting with the utmost integrity, Michelle has the qualities to maximize the effectiveness of our officiating program.feedback

Tom Thibodeau

It was great for me to come over here with Yao and to watch him work with the national team. Just to give you an idea of the type of guy that Yao is, that was very important to him. He grew up playing with those guys. You could tell right away when I saw how he interacted with them and they with him, you knew it was important ... And then you can see how much the game was growing here.feedback

Tom Thibodeau

Wherever he went, it was crazy. You had everyone watching his games in the middle of the night. It's great. And it never got old for him; he handled it with so much class. And the thing that I really admire him for is he's still doing great things here. He's heavily involved with a number of causes. He's now the commissioner of the Chinese Basketball League. He's involved in education. He's doing a lot of things.feedback

Glen Taylor - Lynx

I'm pleased that we've reached an agreement with Andrew on a contract extension. Andrew is one of the best young players in the NBA and he has the talent and work ethic to get even better and be a foundation for our franchise for many years.feedback

Tilman Fertitta

Honestly, nothing even compares. Nothing compares whatsoever. This is the ultimate. It's the ultimate. You're in a club of 30. Anybody can go build a boardwalk, anybody can build an aquarium, anybody can build tall buildings, but not everybody gets to own an NBA franchise. And, gosh, to get lucky to pay $2.2 billion, how lucky can I be?feedback

Rodney McGruder

I liked playing for him in the summer, so I decided to play with him in the D-League.feedback

Rodney McGruder

Even when things got rough I thought about that. Danny Ainge has been associated with the NBA for a long time, and for him to say that, I didn't think he was blowing smoke.feedback

Danny Ainge

You're going to be an NBA player. I don't know if it's going to be here or where but you will be.feedback

Joel Bell

Rodney would take those answers, process it and address those things. That why Rodney made it.feedback

Joel Bell

We talked about what was best for him. The pros and cons of playing over there is you make the money, but you're not going to get [an NBA] call up from Europe.feedback

Paul Carmona

I always thought one day he'd be an NBA general manager or something like that. I thought he'd do some big things, nothing like this stuff.feedback

LaMarcus Aldridge

If it happened, it happened, but it didn't. It's a part of the NBA. Guys move around and guys go from team to team at times. It happens. I'm used to it. I know I can only control what I do, and that's what I did. I worked hard all summer and got better. Maybe in my younger days in Portland, I might have taken it personal. Now, I'm older and I'm used to the game. I know it's a business. I don't take it personal anymore.feedback

Denny Hamlin

I'm sure this will be in some headline somewhere where Denny says drivers aren't paid enough, but I'm basing it off all other sports. I'm not including myself.feedback

Denny Hamlin

We're way underpaid as race car drivers. There's no doubt, doing what we do, the schedule that we have and the danger that we incur every single week, NASCAR drivers should be making NBA, NFL money. I'm including the back half of the field -- those drivers are risking the same amount I am and they should be paid a hell of a lot more. There's got to be a reset, and it doesn't come from the drivers. It comes from NASCAR helping the teams survive on a better basis. ... There just has to be different revenue-sharing.feedback

Stan Kasten

In the NBA, you draft Shaquille, you go to the Finals. You draft LeBron, you go to the Finals. You draft Magic, you win multiple championships. It just doesn't work that way in baseball. If your best player is a pitcher, you're going to see him for seven innings every fifth game. It's just a very different thing.feedback

Andrew Bogut

His body is almost NBA-ready. Very long, very smart. Can finish with both hands. And he shoots the ball at a decent clip from 3. I think he's going to be one of the steals of the draft.feedback

Derrick Rose

I get to play my game. Before I made it to the league I think I was a facilitator. The NBA made me into a scorer. I had to score my first year with the Bulls, and I think you'll be able to see my passing abilities once I'm here. My job is to facilitate, be aggressive at the same time, be a threat always when I get the ball.feedback

Stephen Curry

I've heard a lot of backlash from this whole thing last weekend about how much money we make and 'what are we complaining about?' and 'we're in a bubble, we don't have the same struggles and stresses of life [compared] to other people,' . And obviously, I come from a privileged background with my dad playing in the NBA. I'm not denying that, but the majority of the NBA players come from the same backgrounds and socioeconomic situations that these criticisms are coming from.feedback

Andre Iguodala

It's a strong statement because [Kaepernick] did it, but that's not a rule that the NFL has. So, he was able to make a stand within the rules. So, I feel like that's their thing. If we were to make an NBA stand, we would make a stand that's within the rules, but also at the right time.feedback

Stan Van Gundy

I'd get rid of it, just get rid of the draft altogether. We'd just deal with the salary cap. Make all (rookies) free agents coming in and if I want to go give a guy $50 million a year, good, but I got to do it under the cap. I think if you did that and you had no individual max on players, we'd start to get some parity in the league, but the league really doesn't want parity. They want the super teams, and I get that. It's worked well, business-wise.feedback

Stan Van Gundy

They say everybody would want to go to L.A., well how much money are they going to give up to go to those places? Is [Kevin Durant] going to give up $25 million a year to keep the [Warriors] together? Hell no. Nobody's going to buy a ticket to see the first guy off the bench. I have great love and respect for those guys, but I'm just saying it would be a fairer system, we'd get parity in the league and then the draft picks would be out there. Fit them under your cap.feedback

Dan Gilbert

The NFL is in a different place because that's where it all sort of mushroomed out of. The discussions [Thursday] at the NBA board of governors meetings were very, very intense; and very, very vocal; and very, very concerning. I think everyone should be concerned. The players, the players' union, the owners, the management, the coaches, general managers. Which is not that usual that so many talk, basically. People had strong feelings and it was about, Let's get ahead of it.feedback

Mark Cuban

I don't know what the final solution is. But I don't think only changing the draft will be the ultimate answer.feedback

Michele Roberts - National Basketball Players Association

None of us operates in a vacuum. Critical issues that affect our society also impact you directly. Fortunately, you are not only the world's greatest basketball players -- you have real power to make a difference in the world, and we want you know that the Players Association and the League are always available to help you figure out the most meaningful way to make that difference.feedback

Kara Lawson - ESPN

I'm ecstatic to return to my hometown and be a part of the coverage for the franchise I rooted for ... growing up. There are not many times in life when you are offered an opportunity that fits on so many levels. To cover the NBA on a day-to-day basis, as part of a team, is a dream come true. I look forward to working with everyone on the CSN Mid-Atlantic team and the Washington Wizards.feedback

Mike Francesa

I'm the biggest phony in the world. I still love the games. But the system is so far out of control. It's a cradle-to-grave thing. It's a system completely run amok. The sneaker companies are a big part of it. The NBA money, which is enormous now, is a big part of it. They try to take the kid at 12, if he's LeBron James, and control him right to the minute. Having Sonny Vaccaro on this subject is like having Thomas Jefferson on when America was put together.feedback

Zach Randolph

I'm not speaking a lot about it, but I felt that I was wrongfully arrested. Things that was put out there wasn't true. But I don't want to be a distraction to my team, my organization, so I'm just going to move forward and play basketball. I look forward to working with my teammates and the Sacramento Kings and having a successful NBA season.feedback

Seth Meyers

But Trump wasn't content to feud with just one massively popular sports league this weekend. He decided to tangle with the NBA as well after seeing a Fox & Friends segment on Steph Curry's decision not to go to the White House with the Golden State Warriors.feedback

Mark Cuban

I think the NBA, the NFL, the NHL, Major League Baseball, we all need to start advertising the fact that watching a game on television is the best viewing experience. It's on us to promote the fact that's a better viewing experience. And we've failed miserably at that.feedback

Bill Bradley - Anheuser-Busch

My entire life has been founded on the knowledge that sports is a model of what's best about America and about humanity: a model of discipline, aspiration, selflessness, and excellence. Those who would denigrate those values, who would use our shared love of the game to divide us, show a fundamental misunderstanding of what makes us great as a country, and as human beings -- not to mention a fundamental understanding of what sports is actually about.feedback

Michael Jordan

One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest. Those who exercise the right to peacefully express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized. At a time of increasing divisiveness and hate in this country, we should be looking for ways to work together and support each other and not create more division. I support Commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA, its players and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech.feedback

Jesse Jackson

They should all kneel, not against the flag, but against the interference by Mr. Trump with their First Amendment rights. If the cotton pickers don't pick cotton, the industry doesn't move. The NFL and NBA players don't play the game, it doesn't move.feedback

Kevin Durant

We have a huge platform and people watch us on TV. We want to spread a great message, a message of equality. We want to do this thing together, man. It's simple. It's not about parties or anything. People just want to be treated equally and fair. And not by the color of their skin, or what they worship or who they are, just for them being people, we want everybody to be together and equal. It's great that our NFL players and NBA players are standing together and using our platforms for good.feedback

Andre Iguodala

Our faces are shown more, so when we do speak, with the nature of the NBA right now, you hear us a little bit more because you recognize our face. When Kap did take that stand, not that he became more popular, but his name became more reoccurring because you can see his face now attached to that. You can see our face already, and we have other avenues we can go down. Not that we wouldn't, but it just isn't ours.feedback

Bill Bradley - Anheuser-Busch

So many of us have gotten up before dawn for early morning practices, we've driven hours to our kids' games, and we've gone hoarse cheering for our favorite teams, all because we love these games that push us to be better, and that connect us in a way unlike any other to our teammates, neighbors, and fellow Americans.feedback

Bill Bradley - Anheuser-Busch

I'm calling on everyone who has ever been a fan or a player, as a kid or as an adult, to affirm our shared values and to reject the President's comments in no uncertain terms. It's time to show up, united and cheering together and for one another, at the arenas and stadiums where our common love of the game and for our country takes flight.feedback

Steve Kerr

The idea of civil discourse with a guy who is tweeting and demeaning people and saying the things he's saying is sort of far-fetched. Can you picture us really having a civil discourse with him? It was an actual chance to talk to the president. After all, he works for us. He's a public servant. He may not be aware of that, but he is a public servant, right? So maybe as NBA champions, as people in a prominent position, we could go in and say, This is what's bothering us, what can we do about this?feedback

Steph Curry

By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I know we have freedoms and we have freedom of choice and many many different freedoms, but you know what, it's still totally disrespectful. And you know, when the NFL ratings are down massively -- massively -- the NFL ratings are down massively, now the No. 1 reason happens to be that they like watching what happens with yours truly. They like what's happening.feedback

Joe Lacob

You don't get the opportunity to speak to the president and express your opinion very often. That does not mean that I support the president or his view or his policies, his rhetoric or tweets. I'm probably very close to my players in their views. It was an actual chance to talk to the president. After all, he works for us. He's a public servant. He may not be aware of that, but he is a public servant, right? So maybe as NBA champions, as people in a prominent position, we could go in and say, This is what's bothering us, what can we do about this?feedback

Steve Kerr

I would just say that as someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we're trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against the principles of what our country is about and creating fear, it's the wrong way of going about it.feedback

Carlos Beltran

The devastation brought by Hurricane Maria to Puerto Rico was unimaginable, leaving the island without power for an indefinite amount of time. Lots of us are still praying and hoping our loved ones to be safe and sound.feedback

Carmelo Anthony

You read the headlines, and they're all saying Puerto Rico might be powerless for 4-6 months. But do you really understand the magnitude of that? Do you really?feedback

Karl-Anthony Towns

It doesn't really matter, Andrew is a competitor. He is a man who wants to win. He wants to play to the best of his abilities. He wants to put on for Canada, so I don't think Maple Jordan is going to have a problem this year with signing that contract, which he rightfully deserves. He's a max player. Getting that contract won't stop him from achieving his goals, which is being one of the best players in the NBA, which he is.feedback

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

Charles Barkley

I am so angry ... angry ... at the NBA for telling these guys, Wait a minute, we're paying you guys $30, 40 million and you can't play basketball two days in a row? I think it's a travesty that the NBA didn't just tell these guys to play basketball two days in a row. Moving the season up, it's just a joke to me.feedback

Doug Collins

People who know me know the respect that I have for Jerry, Michael and the Chicago Bulls organization. I am looking forward to getting started and helping everyone. To be able to stay involved in the NBA and work with John, Gar [Forman], Fred [Hoiberg] and their respective staffs, while not having to leave my family and continuing to live in one of the greatest cities in the world -- the fit couldn't be any better for me at this point in my life.feedback

Doug Collins

People who know me know the respect that I have for Jerry, Michael, and the Chicago Bulls organization. I am looking forward to getting started and helping everyone. To be able to stay involved in the NBA and work with John, Gar (Forman), Fred (Hoiberg) and their respective staffs, while not having to leave my family and continuing to live in one of the greatest cities in the world -- the fit couldn't be any better for me at this point in my life.feedback

Jerry Reinsdorf

Doug will be great in this capacity for our organization. The position of 'senior adviser' has proven to work well around the NBA in recent years, and I am confident the same will hold true with the Bulls. The fact that our relationship goes back more than 30 years certainly helps, but he is especially qualified to assist our leadership in rebuilding the Bulls.feedback

Igor Kokoskov

For him it's natural. He's fearless. He loves to compete. He loves to be on the biggest stage.feedback

Anthony Randolph

I don't want to give him a big head, but I think he's probably one of the best talents that I've ever seen, especially at his age. It's unbelievable. Just for his size, the way that he handles the game, the way that he carries himself on and off the court. He's just so versatile. I mean, the kid can damn near average a triple double when he figures it out.feedback

Jernej Smolnikar

I often told Luka, Tomorrow you are free -- be at home, play with your toys or something, you have to rest. The next day at 12 his parents would call me saying, Please can Luka come to practice, he's begging to play.' His passion to compete was unbelievable.feedback

Goran Dragic

Even at that age you could see he had a great feeling for the ball like his dad. He would always sit under the basket. Every time at halftime when we came out from the locker room he would always be shooting the ball. I always have this memory.feedback

Goran Dragic

I've seen a lot of players, they get hyped and then they kind of lose control. It gets in their heads. In a few years you don't even hear from them anymore. I don't think that's going to happen with Luka.feedback

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