Category: Sports

“We all know the warts: [Kyrie] Irving plays no defense, he’s a chucker, and Cleveland has been a disaster whenever Irving has had to play without [LeBron] James. As our Adrian Wojnarowski reported, teams have long had concerns about his night life. He does not profile as the best player on a championship team.”

— Zach Lowe on Kyrie Irving

“There’s no secret that she was one of the most unpopular players in the locker room so a lot of players have their opinions about her.”

— Boris Becker on Maria Sharapova’s recent return to tennis following a 15-month doping ban

“I don’t want [Manu Ginóbili] to ever retire. I’m gonna squeeze every last ounce of juice out of him. I’m gonna use him like a bar of soap.” — Gregg Popovich on Manu Ginóbili’s future retirement from the San Antonio Spurs from the National Basketball Association

“For me, it’s just reading the situations. [Although] it’s harder against bad teams. We were playing a team last year, they were so bad. I think I had seven or eight turnovers that game because I was throwing the ball to where I know I should’ve thrown the ball to, but they were so bad defensively that they were really in all the wrong spots.”

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, on preparing for and defending bad basketball teams