Metta World Peace knocks the ball away from Utah's Paul Milsap. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)
Does he also go to afternoon tea?
Orlando guard J.J. Redick, on spending an off night at a Justin Bieber concert with his wife Chelsea: "A happy wife is a happy life. I have a general rule that if I have an off day during the season that I owe it to her to do what she wants unless it's harmful to my well-being. Her and her friends wanted to go."
Over their dead bodies
Court-appointed bankruptcy trustee David Flemmer, who controls Sacramento Kings minority owner Bob Cook's 7% share of the team, on what he perceives as the minority owners' first right of refusal to buy Joe and Gavin Maloof's controlling interest in the Kings: "We feel our rights are being trodden upon. If they're trying to bypass [the limited partners] on the deal with Seattle, we're going to have issues."
Get your checkbook out
Brooklyn guard C.J. Watson, on being warned for violating the NBA's anti-flopping rule when he fell to the floor Wednesday after absorbing a slight bump from Minnesota's Jose Barea: "He's a flopping guy, so I tried to give him a taste of his own medicine. I hope I don't get fined, though."
Thanks for the clarification
Lakers forward Metta World Peace, on how his team can sustain the success it had Friday during a 102-84 victory over Utah: "Look at the games we won, look at the games we lost and play like how we played in the games we won."