WHO ELSE DO WE
KNOW WITH FIVE?
Boston's Shaquille O'Neal:
"I think they understood that when I came here for the $1.5 [million], they knew what was on my mind. For them, it'll be [ NBA title] 18. For the Big Three, it'll be two. And for me it'll be big No. 5."
Tweet by Miami's LeBron James:
"Man Blake Griffin is the most explosive player in the league! Crazy bounce"
HE CAN GUESS, THOUGH
Atlanta Coach Larry Drew, whose team had lost seven of nine games:
"I told the guys, 'I don't know what you're doing the night before we play. I don't know what you're doing away from the floor.'"
Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, reassuring fans that anti-James signs won't be barred for his Dec. 2 visit, via Twitter:
" ESPN headline is wrong & silly. Obviously no profanity, vulgar stuff U wouldn't want kids 2 see but we are not going 2 be the Gestapo"
OR PUT YOU BEFORE
A FIRING SQUAD
ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy, on the ejection of Orlando's Jameer Nelson at the end of the Miami game:
"I wouldn't follow those bogus, game-affecting guidelines ever. Ever!
"Yes, they would fire me. [Vice President of Referee Operations] Gen. Ron Johnson would have to let me go because I'm not following those guidelines."