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:
Dwight is a loyal athlete and loyal person. He’s not a quitter and doesn’t run from situations. That’s why I believe with this franchise and the way he’s talked so well about it, I can’t see him going anywhere.
Josh Smith on his longtime friend Dwight Howard, via the Daily News’ Mark Medina
I usually move ahead. The only thing I know in my past is that I had children.
Metta World Peace, after his foul on Kenneth Faried was upgraded to a “flagrant 2″, via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin
I was in my coffin a few years ago. The vino is out of the barrel.
Kobe Bryant on his recent performances, via the Daily News’ Vincent Bonsignore
He’s like a little cockroach, man. He just keeps finding the cracks.
Kobe Bryant on Antawn Jamison, via the L.A. Times
I don’t feel like we have an identity or have reached anywhere near our potential.
Steve Nash, via David Brickley
I probably would have smacked him in the mouth. I would’ve dealt with the pain afterwards.
Kobe Bryant on Serge Ibaka’s flagrant foul on Blake Griffin, via the Daily News’ Mark Medina
It really helps out, especially on the bench, knowing when you’re coming in, knowing what your role is. Knowing what is needed of you. You’re not worried about shots or minutes or ‘If I make a mistake I’m coming out.’ Now we have roles, guys know what’s expected, it makes a difference. It helps a lot.
Antawn Jamison on the Lakers settling their rotation, via ESPN
A lot of things that come out in the media are not even true. All the mocking, all the crazy stuff that they said we’ve done. We’ve never ever fought. So, for people to say that, it’s just ridiculous. But I understand that’s what comes with the territory.
Dwight Howard on the rumors of his bad relationship with Kobe Bryant, via CBS Los Angeles
It’s going to be a tough ride trying to get into the playoffs, but that’s going to make it fun. Let’s try to overcome the odds and try to get back in there and see if we can scare some people. Let’s enjoy being the underdogs. Let’s enjoy the pressure, let’s welcome it and let’s embrace it and allow it to elevate our process and elevate our progress.
Steve Nash, via ESPN
I didn’t know if I’d ever get them on the same page. There were a lot of things that just didn’t go well. A lot of it was everybody contributing a little bit to things kind of being kind of screwed up. I think we’re getting most of those things worked out. We just got ourselves into a hole with injuries and me being all over the place early and not knowing what’s the thing [to do] and people not accepting roles. It’s just trying to figure out what fits better. I think we’re getting a pretty good formula down. It’s a big page. It’s kind of in the same book. We’re in the same book right now. We’re getting closer.
Mike D’Antoni, via ESPN
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