The Best Wiz Practice Quotes
"I don't golf."
--Caron Butler, responding to Charles Barkley's taunt that the Wizards should get ready to break out their golf clubs.
"I've said it before, I'll say it again: we're a better team with him out on the court....I'm the captain. I'm telling you. He's the best player on this team. How could you be better without him? That's it."
--Antawn Jamison, responding to repeated questions about whether the Wizards are more comfortable without Gilbert Arenas.
"You see this? It's American mafia right here, it's American mafia. Damn."
--Oleksiy Pecherov, claiming the team was conspiring to make him lose his daily shooting competition against Butler.
"You gonna be a poor loser?"
"I stand my ground. I thought he got tangled up with LeBron and LeBron tried to get untangled, and in his method of trying to get untangled, Darius's arm just flew at his chest. And LeBron's a terrific actor; we've seen some of his commercials."
--Eddie Jordan, discussing the first-quarter play in which Darius Songaila was called for a technical foul for striking LeBron James in the mouth.
"We got tangled up, my arm got caught inside of his and when he tried to free himself it was just an accident. He lifted my arm and it hit him right in the face. It was caused by him. It wasn't intentional or anything like that. If anything, it was just an accident."
--Songaila, discussing that incident.
"I was glad that what was a non-call on Caron a couple of drives was a non-call there. If you're going to be consistent on one end, be consistent on the other end. So I thought it was solid officiating."
--Jordan, on the lack of a whistle on the final play.
"There's no way we're gonna win that battle. Only way you can win it is to find a way to come back from a 3-1 series deficit and win the series. I think now we really get it....Just be quiet, go out there and let your game do the talking."
--Jamison, on the trash-talking.
"I'm excited to be playing basketball. I was not ready for the season to end."
--Roger Mason Jr., on yesterday and tomorrow.
"I was not ready for the season to end, either."
--Dan Steinberg, on yesterday and tomorrow.
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