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“[Karl-Anthony] Towns has the tools to be a plus defender. He looked like he would be one — and soon — during the first half of his rookie season, and he has somehow gotten worse and worse since.”

— Zach Lowe on Karl-Anthony Towns’ defense as of late

“Somehow, Carolina [Panthers]’s Jerry Richardson took heat for not acting like a phony. He barely supported his players, didn’t join them on the sideline, and seemed like our safest bet to make a condescending remark that would make everything worse. The players settled the tension a few days later when Richardson invited the captains over to his planta — er, his house for dinner, then probably thought about reenacting Get Out scenes with them before deciding against it.”

— Bill Simmons on Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson regarding recent NFL protests

“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