"I couldn’t stand him. And I love him now” - Dwyane Wade claims Isiah Thomas is the greatest player from Chicago
It’s nice to know that despite Isiah Thomas’ history with the city of Chicago, he’s still very much adored by those who were born and raised in the city like Dwyane Wade.
“He told me that I should shake Kobe’s hand and let bygones be bygones” - Shaq on how Bill Russell advised him to end his beef with Kobe
One of the biggest reasons why Kobe and Shaq made up was because of the great Bill Russell, who encouraged O’Neal to make the first move.
How Chris Rock influenced Josh Childress to walk away from the NBA for $20 million overseas
Josh Childress signed a $20 million deal that was worth more than $30 million due to tax breaks.
"It seems to be a lot more friendships in the league" — Kevin Garnett on why players getting cordial with one another isn't entirely that bad
Kevin Garnett recalled his playing days with the likes of Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and Chauncey Billups which he described as "hell."
"He's going to be MVP" — The draft bust that reminded Kevin Garnett of himself
Today, Kevin Garnett's protege is no longer in the league.
"Young players coming nowadays just want to do the cute stuff" — Kobe Bryant on the underrated part of Jayson Tatum's game
Among all the players being compared with Kobe Bryant, Jayson Tatum may be the closest given his particular underrated ability.
"There are times that you put things in perspective" - the reason why Boston Celtics center Al Horford flinches at the ball
This may be the reason why, despite being at the tail-end of his career, Boston Celtics center Al Horford is still part of a contending team
“Basketball, it's about teammates” - When a teenaged Nikola Jokic addressed a question about his limited athleticism
Joker" has used his high basketball IQ and otherworldly shooting and passing skills to become one of the league's top players.
"You couldn't let him get 10-12 points in the first quarter" - Rip Hamilton on why Kobe Bryant was the only player who "scared" him
Rip did his best not to bring out the killer in Kobe 'cause he knew it's not gonna end well for him
“I’d almost be a billionaire!” - Why Michael Cooper believed he’d be successful if he played in this era
With his 3-and-D skills and athleticism, Coop would have surely had teams bringing out the Brinks truck to sign him
"I just laughed about it" — When DeMar DeRozan was mistaken for a trespasser at Air Canada Centre
The security personnel asked DeMar DeRozan if he was an employee.
Kobe Bryant's saucy clap back for the "simple-minded people" who believed in "the Detail curse"
Kobe Bryant's "Detail" series broke down games from the perspective of the team's star player.
"I owe all my success to him" — The great lesson Draymond Green learned from Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut had a chance to become an all-time great NBA defender if it wasn't for injuries.
"It depends on what the rules are" — When Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince claimed the '04 Pistons would beat the '16 Warriors
Rip Hamilton believes the Pistons' versatility would overwhelm the Warriors.
"Do I regret not playing anymore? Hell no, I don’t wanna play! - Allen Iverson on why he was perfectly content when he retired from the NBA
Off the court, what Iverson also considered a challenge was balancing his financial assets, which he admitted impacted his livelihood.
Steve Kerr compares Steve Nash to Stephen Curry - "Whatever needs to be done, they're going to figure out a way to do it"
Upon witnessing Steph's evolution, Kerr realized he once saw that in Nash years ago
"We’re just standing here waiting for LeBron" - How LeBron James' popularity ruined Buddy Hield's media experience in the 2018 All-Star Weekend
LeBron James' superb play and the narratives he's crafted helped propel the NBA to what it is today.
LeBron James once caught Dwyane Wade looking at Miami Heat scores while teammates with the Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade talked a lot about their Miami Heat days while in Cleveland.
"I'll put myself on there" — Stephen Curry names his Mount Rushmore of Ball Handlers
One of the names Stephen Curry mentioned hit one of the biggest shots in NBA history right in his face.
"I was in the bathroom" — When Tyronn Lue got mad at Derrick Rose for taking a mid-game bathroom break
Derrick Rose discovered that hydrating well is key to avoiding severe injuries.
"To not have this idea in your head that you are responsible for the ultimate success" - Steve Kerr explained what a coach's real job is in the NBA
For Steve Kerr, coaches should never take the credit from the players who leave their hearts out on the court.
"I couldn't contact each person and say 'f**k you'" - Metta Sandiford-Artest opened up about being called "crazy" for having a psychiatrist
At one point, Metta Sandiford-Artest wanted to chase after every journalist who labeled him "crazy".
"I basically helped raise Jamal" - Gary Payton talked about taking Jamal Crawford under his wing
Some may not know, but Jamal Crawford's game was was mentored by The Glove.
"He established his own playbook" — Corey Maggette on how Steph Curry channeled Ray Allen and Reggie Miller but created his own style
Corey Maggette figured out how Steph Curry became the most lethal 3-point shooter of all time.
"You're doing good, but no more rapping, no more videos, no more movies" — Shaquille O'Neal on the first thing Phil Jackson wanted him to do
From the get-go, Phil Jackson knew what Shaq needed to do to evolve from famous to legendary.
“The Absolute Greatest” — LeBron James is nostalgic about the greatest Christmas Day game he ever played in
The 2016 Christmas Day battle between the Cavs and the Warriors was one of the greatest games ever and King James agrees with that notion.
“This was your chance to win without Shaq” — why Kobe Bryant's nickname for Kobe 3 Prelude was "Misery"
Kobe Bryant detailed how a dark chapter in his professional life inspired his shoe design.
"I was right at the end of the day" — Monta Ellis on claiming he "just can't" play with rookie Stephen Curry
The Golden State Warriors initially saw Stephen Curry as Baron Davis’ replacement. They were dead wrong.
"Dude ran off 16 straight points and never said anything to me" — DeMarcus Cousins outlines how painful it was to face Tim Duncan
DeMarcus Cousins recently revealed he was no match for San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan.
“I think he has a really bright future” — what Kobe Bryant said about Damian Lillard after their first matchup
After he outperformed Kobe Bryant in his NBA debut, Damian Lillard elicited high praises from the late Los Angeles Lakers legend.
"When you shoot paper into a trash can, you say 'Kobe'...I grew up going to LeBron's high school games" — Larry Nance Jr. on playing with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James
For Larry Nance Jr., there’s no better way to spend your early years in the NBA than being a Kobe Bryant and LeBron James teammate
“Not having that sh*t this year Doc” — Patrick Beverley describes Blake Griffin's behavior before the Clippers traded him
Everyone felt the Clippers did Blake dirty, but it seems Griffin contributed to his early departure from Los Angeles.
"It was his hesitation dribble" — Penny Hardaway names Portland Trail Blazers legend who reminds him of himself
Penny Hardaway chose a Portland Trail Blazers guard who wasn't necessarily known for his elite playmaking.
“The play go on, young fella” — John Wall shares how Kobe Bryant humbled him in their first matchup
Kobe was known for competing on every possession, a lesson Wall learned the hard way.
"You see that little glare" — Former Hornets player on what Michael Jordan did to them after they had a bad game
DJ White recalls seeing Michael Jordan storm into the Hornets' locker room multiple times.
”They had completely butchered that mold...That pissed me off“ — why Shumpert hated playing against the Warriors
Shumpert explained the profound impact Steph Curry and Klay Thompson had on the entire NBA.
"If you know basketball, you know what he has done" — the lowkey legacy of former Sacramento Kings coach Rick Adelman
Rick Adelman always liked to keep a low profile.
“This growth spurt better come fast” — how Kobe Bryant's height played a role in forming "Mamba Mentality"
Like any other hooper, Kobe also wanted to grow even taller.
"I heard you paid off your student loans with your first NBA paycheck, is that true?” — J.J. Redick can't believe Derrick White had student debt as an NBA player
Former NBA sharpshooter J.J. Reddick was amazed Derrick White had student loans when he made the NBA.
“That don’t sound like Magic at all to me" — Larry Bird's rare comment on Magic Johnson and Los Angeles Lakers' fallout
Whatever negative was said about Magic Johnson as Lakers president, Larry Bird wasn't buying it.
Michael Jordan explains why he'd rather take on Steph Curry 1-on-1 instead of LeBron James
In 2019, Jordan claimed that Steph wasn't a Hall of Fame candidate yet but took it back 2 years later.
"Really just don't be a crybaby” — Kevin Durant shares the most important lesson he learned from Kobe Bryant
Kevin Durant, who has become known for his colorful personality on Twitter, recently shared that Kobe Bryant told him not to be a crybaby.
"It was intelligent trash talking, when you played him you’re playing a mental war" — Gilbert Arenas shares his experience trash-talking Kobe Bryant
Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas outlines what it was like to receive trash-talking from Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
“Competitiveness on my own part, a love for playing the game, hating losing” — Tim Duncan on his greatness and legacy
In his own words, Timmy explained why he became one of the greatest of all time.
“I often talk about that moment as transformational” — Bob Myers looks back on the risk of trading for Andre Iguodala in 2013
The Golden State Warriors had to give up a lot to acquire Andre Iguodala in 2013, but the gamble paid off.
“From Day One, I knew he was going to be a guy I would always be with” — LeBron James on the veteran who taught him the ropes with the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers coordinated with LeBron James so that he could attend his good friend's retirement ceremony.
“I’m fuc**ng somebody up” — when Udonis Haslem took revenge on opponents who roughed up Dwyane Wade
Tyler Hansbrough probably regretted celebrating his hard foul on Dwyane Wade after Udonis Haslem's retaliation.
"Girls dropping off panties" — Jeremy Lin on the rumor he dated Kim Kardashian and the craziest things fans did during Linsanity
At the peak of his fame, Jeremy Lin was romantically linked with Kim Kardashian
"Everyone wasn't a fan of him being the new star" — when Amar’e appeared to take a shot at Carmelo amid Linsanity jealousy rumors
Carmelo Anthony immediately rebutted Amar’e Stoudemire's apparent shot at him.
"Multiple points of opposition" — Jeremy Lin addresses Carmelo Anthony's rumored jealousy and who squashed Linsanity
Rumors suggested that Carmelo Anthony played a part in the New York Knicks' decision not to re-sign Jeremy Lin.