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Posted: Thursday February 1, 2007 12:41PM; Updated: Thursday February 1, 2007 11:26PM
The Top 10: Quotes of the season's first half
In praise of oneself or in criticism of another, players and coaches love to talk, often in response to one another. Here are the most entertaining words of the season so far, with some grouped around a particular subject.
10. Coaching philosophies
"I'm too mean to get sick."
"I don't care if they wear underwear on top of their heads."
9. Damon Jones readies for his GQ spread
"If being ugly was a crime, I couldn't be convicted."
"It wouldn't be a good idea for you to rub it in and go to the basket and dunk it on our guys. We're down 18, we're down 19; you don't need to act like that. Basically, show some class."
"I think his actions after the game were despicable. He made a bad situation worse. I'll swear on my children's life that I never thought about running up the score. It's absurd. He's a jerk for what he's trying to do. I think he's a jackass for the way he called me out in the game. ... My team has blown 10-point leads, 11-point leads with two minutes to go ... and you're telling me that I'm running the score up? He's full of s---. He's a total ass."
"Typical NBA punch. In hockey, your own team would beat you up for that."
7. A silver lining in Philly
"It's going to be an exciting time come June."
6. The high price of respect
"It just shows how much [the Blazers] care about their players. They don't give a damn about me. ... It ain't fair, everybody knows it's not fair. They are just trying to get their money back. They will do anything to get their money back. I guess they are trying to prove a point and make me an example."
5. Isiah, Part II
"I'd beat the s--- out of somebody. Really, I would f------ murder them."
"Next time he does that, break his f------ foot!"
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