New team leader
New York's Amare Stoudemire, telling teammates how they did it in Phoenix:
"We don't have that sense of urgency. It's almost as if it doesn't matter. That's something I'm not used to. I try to instill the fact that we have to play with sense of urgency."
Pete Vecsey of the New York Post, on canceling a game against Orlando after debris containing asbestos fell in Madison Square Garden:
One too many rule changes
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, on Commissioner David Stern's harsh assessment of his own game:
"Unfortunately, the NBA banned flubber in the 1960s."
Give thanks for other channels
ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy, on their Washington-Atlanta, Sacramento-Clippers doubleheader on Thanksgiving: