? Leon Wood, New Jersey Nets guard, introducing himself to the team's TV commentator, Steve Albert: "Are you any relation to your brother Marv?"
? Mike Tomczak, Chicago Bears QB, divulging the name of the new formation the team has added for quarterback Doug Flutie: "The sawed-off shotgun."
? Tom Heinsohn, on fellow former Celtic Chuck Connors, who left basketball and went on to star in the TV series The Rifleman: "Chuck went from the worst shot in the East to the best shot in the West."
?Pat Foley, Chicago Blackhawks TV announcer, commenting on the slow play during a game against Toronto: "If you've only got a day to live, come see the Leafs. It'll seem like forever."