“I would have been starting or I would have been playing big minutes” — John Wall on if he didn’t sign with the Los Angeles Clippers
Wall apparently understood that taking his talents to L.A. meant sacrificing a potentially more substantial role elsewhere
"AD is balling, he's dominating" — Shaquille O'Neal speaks on Anthony Davis' recent play
NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal sat down to discuss the recent dominant play from Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis.
"Kobe was a better individual talent, but Magic got everyone else better" — Stephen A Smith leaves Kobe Bryant out of his top five all-time list
ESPN's Stephen A Smith discussed leaving out Los Angles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant from his all-time top-five list.
"Davis is clearly a league MVP candidate"- Steven A. Smith highlights Anthony Davis's impact on the Los Angeles Lakers recent success
Smith is convinced the Lakers' recipe for success is tied to Anthony Davis and his ability to stay healthy because then he is the best player on their team
“They weren't testing during the playoffs” — Bill Simmons on PEDs in the NBA
The Ringer's founder said he finds “impossible to believe no great basketball star over the last 25 years didn't use HGH and other stuff during the playoffs when they weren't testing.”
“Draymond is the teammate that I dream about” — Allen Iverson heaps praises on Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green
As polarizing as he can be, Draymond Green is still a dream teammate for many NBA players.
Max Strus shares why the Miami Heat will bounce back this season after a disappointing start - "We have two young guys that are turning the corner of being superstars"
Strus breaks down why the Miami Heat will bounce back this season while giving high praise to Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro
Jason Kidd explains why he isn’t too concerned with the Dallas Mavericks' slow start to the season
Kidd believes that the Mavs are figuring things out slowly but surely, and ensured fans that they won't be winning any awards for the first 20 games of the season
Charles Barkley believes it's time for the Miami Heat to break the team up and start over
Barkley pondered whether or not it was time for the Heat to start from scratch amid their 11-14 run in the first 25 games of the season
“He’s been the best 2-guard in the NBA all year” — Charles Barkley reiterates his admiration for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Saying that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the best shooting guard this season might be a stretch, but don't say that to Charles Barkley.
“I don’t want the leader of my team to be Trae Young” — Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo on all the guards they'd take ahead of Trae Young
When it comes to winning basketball, Simmons and Russillo believe that there are 8 point guards under 30 that are better than Young.
“He’s gonna be a whole different beast” - Gilbert Arenas praises Bronny James Jr. after a request to scout him by Lebron James
Arenas recalls when LeBron told him to scout his son Bronny and give him an honest opinion on whether he has any potential to be a legitimate basketball player
Kristaps Porzingis opens up about his failed partnership with Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks - “I just wasn’t the right guy”
When asked about his failed stint with the Mavs, Porzingis admitted that he and Luka Doncic were not a strong fit on the court together
“You're not given a real chance” — Isaiah Thomas breaks down 10-day contracts in the NBA
Former Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas opens up about the reality of 10-day contracts in the NBA.
"Luka has the ball in his hands the whole time, it's tough to get in a rhythm as a teammate" - Max Strus claims it’s hard to play with Luka Doncic
Max Strus explains why playing with Luka Doncic isn't as easy as it seems.
JJ Redick explains why Anthony Davis isn’t the only reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' recent turnaround
While Anthony Davis has been great as of late, the real reason for the Lakers recent hot streak is because of their sudden ability to hit threes at a high level
Trae Young explains what happened behind his exchange with Nate McMillian that led him not to attend the last game for the Atlanta Hawks
Young acknowledged the incident between himself and McMillan, and it doesn't seem like the relationship between the player and coach is in a good spot right now
"They think the tough question is Jordan or LeBron. No!" — Lil Wayne declares who the real GOAT debate candidates should be
Lil Wayne excluded LeBron James from the GOAT debate and said the dillema is between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
“Anthony Davis is the most SKILLED power forward to ever touch the damn basketball” — what's wrong with Kendrick Perkins’ wild take
Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Kevin McHale, Dirk Nowitzki and Charles Barkley might have something to say about that.
“He’s a brother of mine” - Kyrie Irving expresses gratitude for Jaylen Brown’s support through his suspension
After butting heads during their time in Boston, Kai and JB seem to be on good terms now.
"You guys know me, it doesn't matter unless we get the win” — Anthony Davis on his historic 55-point night
Anytime you join Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal in the record books, you did something special.
Isiah Thomas lays out his plan regarding the negative criticism he has received lately - "You had the last dance, now I will have the last word"
Isiah Thomas is planning to release his own documentary where he will tell his side of the story concerning the negative criticism he received after The Last Dance
If you flopped, we punished you more" - Larry Johnson shares his honest take on today's NBA
Two-time NBA All-Star Larry Johnson hit out at the lack of physicality and flopping in today's NBA
"No more Popeyes" - Jayson Tatum opens up about his change in diet following NBA Finals loss
Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum has switched up his diet following the NBA finals loss to the Golden State Warriors
I'm a scorer, I get paid to score" - Bradley Beal opens up about what it took him to trust his teammates more than ever before
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal sat down with Gilbert Arenas to discuss his transition into playmaking for his teammates
Russell Westbrook hasn't committed a turnover in two games, and it's the first time in his career
Los Angeles Lakers Russell Westbrook hasn't committed a turnover in two games following their victories over the Portland Trailblazers and Milwaukee Bucks
Come on now Perk, I don’t want to fight with you Perk" - Zach Lowe goes in on Kendrick Perkins' MVP list
ESPN's Zach Lowe disagrees with Kendrick Perkins' MVP list that includes Indiana Pacers' Tyrese Haliburton and not Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry
"I’m not hating on anyone, it’s just a different style" - Joe Dumars discusses the physicality and officiating in the current NBA
Former Detroit Pistons star Joe Dumars discusses the current state of the NBA and its future
Dallas Mavericks GM Nico Harrison offers a blunt take on Luka Doncic’s excessive workload - “There’s games he should be on the bench”
Harrison believes that there should be games that Doncic doesn't have to play as much in, and that things will even out as the season progresses
“I was very impressed by his toughness and his resilience that day for sure” — Steph Curry’s trainer speaks up on Trae Young
After an initial setback, Trae Young showed resilience and was able to finish Steph Curry's workouts that are not for the weak.
“It’s always been a home for me” - Damian Lillard talks about staying in Portland and ending the Trail Blazers’ decades-long title drought
The Portland Trail Blazers have not won a title since 1977, and Damian Lillard wants to end the drought.
"We want to win a championship, and if along the way we’re the best duo, we’ll take it" — Jayson Tatum speaks on Jaylen Brown and their partnership
Every team in the NBA is hoping to land an athletic scoring wing who can defend multiple positions. The Celtics have two of the best in the NBA.
“I’m not a part of that” — Devin Booker laughs at the idea of load management
Devin Booker said he has prepared his body to play heavy minutes this season and help the Phoenix Suns win basketball games.
"They're totally different as far as their personalities" - Dwight Howard on the biggest differences between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James
According to DH12, one preferred to be straightforward and quiet, while the other was the type to blast music and let his work do the talking.
LeBron James calls out the media for their treatment of Kyrie Irving compared to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - "I was kind of disappointed"
LeBron calls out the media for having double standards when reporting about Kyrie Irving and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
"I don’t know if Kemba is that guy anymore" - Matt Barnes isn't convinced the addition of Kemba Walker is a good move for the Dallas Mavericks
Matt Barnes isn't expecting Kemba Walker to turn the Mavericks' fortune around
Trail Blazers' icon Terry Porter says LeBron James is a hybrid of Magic Johnson and an iconic Michael Jordan teammate
Terry Porter has coached against LeBron James and is amazed at his on-court abilities.
"DeRozan and Dejounte they’ve been held back, it's like playing in a jail" - Stephen Jackson describes what it's like to play for the San Antonio Spurs
Stephen Jackson goes in on the negative sides of San Antonio Spurs' system.
JJ Redick shares what makes the Phoenix Suns an even better team and a legitimate contender this season- “I think it makes them a title contender”
Redick notes Bridges' improvements this season before saying that Bridges may be the X factor that could help the Suns emerge as title contenders this season
Despite not knowing his name, Charles Barkley offers a stern warning to the public if Shai Gilgeous-Alexander isn’t an All-Star starter this season
Barkley said SGA should be an All-Star starter, but couldn't manage to say his name correctly, and hilariously referred to him as Shai Alexander Gilchrist in the process
"I put my hand out for Deandre to shake it and he don’t shake it, something was brewing there from the beginning!" - Patrick Beverley reveals what led to him pushing Deandre Ayton
Patrick Beverley reveals unknown truth that led to his suspension.
"You always calling for a ball screen, f*ck all that" - Iman Shumpert discusses his on-court battles with Kevin Durant
Iman Shumpert reveals Kevin Durant was the hardest player he had to guard in his career
"It makes me sick to my stomach" - Larry Bird on tanking in the NBA
If Larry Legend knew his team was tanking, he would've left it outright.
“Now, you can’t even sneeze on a guy” — Gary Vee on why he prefers the physicality of old-school basketball over today’s NBA
Vee explained that the physicality back in the day was more than just players punching or close-lining each other but also about mental toughness and perseverance.
“I’m slow. That’s probably the problem” — Luka Doncic responds to Charles Barkley suggesting the Dallas Mavericks have to play faster
Luka Doncic is a wizard in the halfcourt, but he agrees with Charles Barkley that the Dallas Mavericks have to play faster.
“The Mavericks are never going win a championship the way they play right now because it’s all Luka” - Charles Barkley drops the truth bomb on the Dallas Mavericks
Barkley reiterated that it's also up to Doncic to figure out how to play off the ball and get his teammates involved.
Paolo Banchero compares Bol Bol to highly-touted prospect Victor Wembanyama - “Bol’s a freak of nature”
Banchero tried to avoid comparing Bol to Victor Wembanyama, but outlined the similarities between the star prospect and the new member of Orlando's frontcourt
Fred VanVleet believes the Toronto Raptors would have three-peated had Kawhi Leonard stayed with the team
VanVleet said that had Leonard stuck with Toronto, the Raptors could have three-peated by winning the 2020 and 2021 NBA Finals
"Everybody wants to play in the Garden, besides the Knicks" — Gilbert Arenas goes in on New York Knicks fans
Gilbert Arenas breaks down why superstars don't want to play for the New York Knicks
"Patrick Beverley in the playoffs is an issue" — Iman Shumpert speaks on Patrick Beverley's value to the Los Angeles Lakers
Not everyone can see it right now, but Shumpert understands the importance of Pat Bev to the Lakers.