All Knicked up
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, on the discrepancy between the Houston Rockets being awarded 44 free throws and the Knicks 27 during a Rockets victory: "You see how guys get their calls. Me, I've got to get cut. You've got to see blood for me to get a call down there."
Of Mozart and Popovich
Washington Wizards forward-center Nene, on being soundly beaten by the San Antonio Spurs: "They kicked our butts in the most classy way — playing the right way. It's crazy, that's what makes me mad. Our young guys think they're so smart. But if I was young, I would watch video of that game for one week to see if I could learn something because the way they play is how you're supposed to play."
Forget it? Yes, please
San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green, on putting the disappointment of last season's Finals loss behind him: "It's not easy, man. I feel like every day, every game that we have now, you'd think [those memories] would go away. But it's always lingering there. Even with the little mistakes, the subtle mistakes here and there, you [think] back to the mistakes that we made in June."
A tall (tattle)tale
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, tweeting about having his bag stolen on a trip to Miami before he later had it delivered to his room: "I hope the guy that stole my bag here is 7 ft. so he can at least rock my sweet clothes."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun