King of the hill
Miami Heat star LeBron James, putting himself among the four players on an NBA Mount Rushmore: "I'm going to be one of the top four to ever play this game, for sure. And if they don't want me to have one of those top four spots they better find another spot."
Feeling the love
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's email response, after being informed that new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had credited him with attracting a younger, more invested class of owners: "I like Adam. :)"
Would-be buyers beware
Lon Babby, Phoenix Suns president of basketball operations, on the future of restricted-free-agent-to-be Eric Bledsoe: "We like everything about him. Like him as a teammate, like him as a representative of our franchise and everything that he stands for. . . . I think he will be a Phoenix Sun for a long time; that would be my expectation and my hope."
Cranky as usual
San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, on his thoughts regarding the draft lottery: "I'm too tired from this trip to get philosophical. Why don't you ask me something about Syria or something?"