Top 10 Lakers Quotes of the Week

Photo by: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

Photo by: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

The NBA world isn’t just about what you do on the court. We scoured the web for Lakers-related quotations to provide you with the 10 best quotes from the past seven days:

#10:

“That’s probably the best shot I’ve made in my career. I’ve never quite made a shot like that.”

Steve Blake, on his game-winning shot against the Houston Rockets, via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin

#9:

“When we play a team that people don’t expect us to win, we just want to go out there and work much harder. When we play a team that we expect to win, it’s kind of lackadaisical and we just want to go out there and compete with them with the same energy that they do and we’re not good enough for that.”

Jordan Hill, via ESPN

#8:

“If anybody can come in this league off of that injury and from that age and still get 25 to 30 a night, he’s probably the only one that you would bet on that could do that. His mindset is strictly to dominate and so he will push his body back to the point where he can dominate. Then he knows how to score.”

Isiah Thomas, who retired after suffering an achilles tear at 35 years old, on Kobe Bryant, via the Daily News

#7:

“We need Kobe Bryant come back sooner or later. Especially in late game situations, you need some guy who has the ball and gets you buckets and scoring. That’s what is Kobe is known for and good at. He’s a killer at the end. We have to hold the fort down. Hopefully we can hold the fort down while he’s gone and get us above .500 before he gets back. It’ll help set us up at the end of the season.”

Chris Kaman on Kobe Bryant, via the Daily News

#6:

“Pau is so talented. I don’t think anyone needs to worry about [his late struggles]. The guy is one of the most skilled men I had the opportunity to play with and everything in general. He just needs to continue to fight, play hard. I’m not even worried about it. He has so much ability and can do so many different things.”

Chris Kaman on Pau Gasol, via the Daily News

#5:

“We’re going to continue to try as a team and unit. We can’t do it individually. But I understand the responsibility within the team. It’s pretty obvious. I have to be sharper. I just got to play a little smarter. I might not have all the speed and all the explosiveness I used to have years ago. But I still have to use my experience and fundamentals to be effective every single night regardless of who we’re playing.”

Pau Gasol, via the Daily News

#4:

“It’s tough on him more than anybody. He wants in the worst way to be able to perform and have a good year. He’s doing everything he can do. When you watch him and watch him struggle, it’s not fun for anybody.”

Mike D’Antoni on Steve Nash’s injury, via the L.A. Times

#3:

“I’m just staying positive and hungry. It’s hard everyday to keep fighting uphill. I also have to weigh it against the fact that I still really love playing and I want to be a part of this group. That makes it worthwhile, but there are days when it’s a big challenge.”

Steve Nash, via the Daily News

#2:

“We got to find our identity. We don’t play slow or fast. We don’t do anything with a purpose. We’re trying to get that.”

Mike D’Antoni, via ESPN

#1:

“You got to make up your mind now and go with what you think is best and stick with it and work from it and build on what we have. Otherwise, if we continue to go back and forth, back and forth, we’re never really going to establish it and develop it at the full potential. That’s something that the coaching staff also needs to be aware of.”

Pau Gasol, via ESPN

 

What is your favorite one? Do you think any quotations got snubbed? Let us know in the comment section below!

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