Ja Morant, LeBron James lead NBA quotes of the week

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Ja Morant talks some trash and more from our NBA quotes of the week.

"He can't guard me!"

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, after scoring on Phoenix Suns point guard Saben Lee

"We are limited with bodies. So until some of our big guys or some of our key guys get back ... we got to continue to play how we've played the last couple games. Play mistake-free basketball."

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, on dealing with injuries after a 116-111 loss to the Sacramento Kings

"It's not just the offensive end. Tonight, we gave up 130 points and a team shot 57%. It's a shootaround. In this league, if you do that, no matter if you have Luka[Doncic]or Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] or LeBron, you're going to lose. It doesn't matter how many points you score, you're always going to be short."

Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd, on what he perceives as his team's poor effort on defense

"I don't want to play basketball until I'm 40. I really only want to play basketball for another four years after this. I always said my magic number is 15 [years], once I get to 15, that's it. I'm cool, go and enjoy my life, go on to my next thing, leave it to the young guys to take it from there."

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, on his retirement plans, via the "Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith" podcast

"We had some really good teams in Oklahoma City, then that '18 team in Houston. But this team is definitely the best chance I've had to win."

Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden, on his team's chances to win a title this season, via ESPN's Ramona Shelburne

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