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Talking Trash Conference Finals
Second Round

"[Lakers head coach] Phil Jackson is so arrogant. Wouldn't it be fun to see him at the podium explaining why he lost? Would he ever say that he got outcoached? Would he say that? I doubt it. Phil was just so cool the first two games, just having a ball over there, standing up and doing that little whistle of his. When we beat him the first game, he was cowering in the corner. When we beat him the second time, you should've just seen his face. I'd like to see Phil coach Vancouver. He's always had the greatest players."
Joe Maloof
co-owner of the Kings, as quoted in the Chicago Tribune

"They know how to flop and make it look worse than it is. When I got old as a player, I played that way, too."
Paul Westphal
Sonics head coach, following his team's Game 4 with the Jazz

"If I have to go to bat with a team, this is the team I want to go bat with. ... We will win Game 5."
Mark Jackson
Pacers guard, on the outcome of Indiana's series with Milwaukee

"It wasn't a regular season. This is a regular season. Where is San Antonio finishing, fifth or fourth? That's the key. Last year they had a shortened season."
Phil Jackson
Lakers head coach, about the Spurs' winning the NBA title during last year's lockout-shortened season

"He is a liar. . . No one likes him, and no one likes to play for him. That is the kind of guy that he is."
Marcus Camby
Knicks forward, about Toronto head coach Butch Carter

"I've got no comment, even though I am a person who believes in timing -- and the timing is unbelievable."
Butch Carter
Toronto head coach


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