On LeBron James, whose high school eligibility was temporarily restored last week after it had been revoked because he accepted two vintage jerseys worth $845:
"None of this changes my opinion that he's a good teammate and that he's coachable: He knows how to play, which is a strong sign that he respects his coaches. He's more prepared for the NBA than anybody who's ever come out of high school, and he'll probably be the best player and the leader on whatever team drafts him. He'll have some tough times starting out, but I put him in the category of Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant—he can have an impact in all areas of the game. You only hope that he's mature enough to prevent the people around him from changing all of his good qualities. Maybe this jersey incident will help him avoid making a bigger mistake when he's in the league."