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Friday, February 17, 2023

Jabari Smith Jr. is just trying to get some shut-eye and more from our NBA quotes of the week

"I'm trying to sleep ... I got [Joel] Embiidtomorrow."

Houston Rockets forward Jabari Smith Jr., on being woken up by Philadelphia Eagles fans

"I played with a lot of great players ... [but] probably never two guys of this caliber, as far as Devin and KD. I know I'm not taking it for granted. I told [Booker] not to."

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, on playing with Devin Booker and new teammate Kevin Durant

"I love them boys, but when it's on the court, I don't like 'em."

Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges, on facing former college teammates Josh Hart and Jalen Brunson

"Young fella in the mitten! Go be a [star]."

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, on former teammate James Wiseman's debut with the Detroit Pistons

"A championship with the Clippers 100 percent will outweigh a championship being with the Lakers."

LA Clippers forward Paul George, on his goal to bring the Clippers a title (via GQ Sports)