Top 10 Lakers Quotes of the Week

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Photo by: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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:

“Did y’all see my man’s dunk though?! That thing was crazy!”

Nick Young on Xavier Henry’s dunk over the Pelicans’ Jeff Withey, via ESPN

#9:

“That’s a guy whose presence you can’t replace. He got out there today and changed the tone on his first day back with us.”

Jordan Farmar on Kobe Bryant’s first practice with the team, via the Daily News

#8:

“All the dudes with dreads play hard like that. Brian Grant. Kenneth Faried. Hill. It’s the look!”

Nick Young on Jordan Hill, via the Daily News’ Mark Medina

#7:

“He’s really good – if not our best player.”

Mike D’Antoni on Jordan Hill, via Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding

#6:

“There’s no way that (Kobe) comes back with everything, but at the same time, his 10 percent is better than most people.”

Mike D’Antoni on Kobe Bryant, via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin

#5:

“I’ve always said for this year, we have great individual talent, but it’s going to take all of us working in unison together to be really successful. If we don’t do that, we’re going to lose. You’ve seen that happen on certain nights. But when you see us clicking together as a group, you see how good we can really be, and it’s fun.”

Steve Blake, via ESPN

#4:

“We didn’t see eye-to-eye. It wasn’t going to work. He has his perspective of how he wants to play, how he views how championships should be won and I have mine. It wasn’t going to be a middle ground because of how different the point of views were.”

Kobe Bryant on Dwight Howard, via his interview with Jim Rome

#3:

“We’re not good enough to be able to coast and then ramp it up in the 4th quarter and beat teams… That’s not who we are right now.”

Pau Gasol, via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin

#2:

“I can’t see myself going anyplace else. I was born a Laker, this is home for me. I don’t see myself going some place else just to try to win another championship. My attitude has always been ‘it’s going to happen here or it’s not going to happen’. (…) My heart is here, I just can’t see myself playing in any place else.”

Kobe Bryant, via his interview with Jim Rome

#1:

“[My thoughts were] one: I will walk. And then immediately was ‘I got to make these two free throws. We’ve come too far, the game is right there, we’re about to getting into these playoffs and accomplish something that seemed like we were probably not going to be able to do midway into the season, so can’t fall up short now. Make these two, walk off the court and that’s it’. During the timeout, I was trying to walk and trying to find a way that I could kind of put my foot down where maybe I can go out there again for the last whatever minutes and be a threat out on the floor. It just feels like the tendon is almost rolling up into your calf so I said ‘it’s probably not a good idea to try to fight through this one. I should probably just take my behind off the court’.”

Kobe Bryant on his achilles injury, via NBA TV

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

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