“Let me tell you something. I always thought you were overrated anyway. You were a flash in the pan! If it wasn’t for Kobe Bryant, you wouldn’t have anything… Why don’t you walk into that studio and thank Rick Fox for getting you them rings?”—Charles Barkley, finally getting sick of Shaq’s Dwight Howard hatred. Clearly, Shaq is still mad about the Superman thing, seven years later.
“I gotta tell you, you did a great job, but I’d rather have your dad standing here. Craig, we miss you. You’ve been an important part of all this for a long time, doing a great job. We want your fanny back on the court - and I promise I’ll be nice. Get back here. Good luck.”—Gregg Popovich, from his sideline interview with Craig Sager, Jr.
“I just feel like a student-athlete, and sometimes, like I said, there’s hungry nights and I’m not able to eat and I still got to play up to my capabilities.”—Shabazz Napier, UConn men’s basketball guard, goes to bed hungry. Pay student athletes what their work is worth, already! (via andrewgraham)