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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Kevin Durant claps back at his haters, Draymond Green commiserates with LeBron James and more from our best quotes of the week.

"This has to go down as one of the most epic failures in the history of this league."

-- Tim Legler, on the Brooklyn Nets' inability to win a title with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, via Get Up!

"I've seen the memes on Twitter already ... The Slim Towers ... I'm just going to embrace it.

-- Oklahoma City Thunder draftee Chet Holmgren, on being teammates with Aleksej Pokusevski, via Yahoo

"I was on the phone with [LeBron James] the other day, and I'm just telling him like 'Bruh, going from three to four [rings] is insane' and he was like 'Yo I'm telling you, it's crazy.'

Draymond Green, on winning multiple championships, via the Draymond Green Show

"Well, LeBron has four and if I get five I'm the greatest ever, right?"

Green, via The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

"... I be feeling like y'all just be hating on a god. What have I done for you to want to discredit everything? I put in a lot of work for this game. I been at it for 15, 16 years. You'll think I'm a six-year veteran in the league the way people talk about me. Like I ain't did s--- before I went to Golden State."

Kevin Durant, responding to his critics, on The ETCs with KD

"We've had star point guards, and yet this so-called non-point guard is the only one that's led them to the Finals.

Marcus Smart, on the idea that the Boston Celtics need a star point guard, via the Boston Globe