NBA quotes of the week

Magic Johnson has an idea to improve the All-Star dunk contest. It involves opening his wallet. Are you listening, LeBron?

March 03, 2013
  • Magic Johnson offered "a million to the winner" of the dunk contest if LeBron James competes in it.
Magic Johnson offered "a million to the winner" of the dunk contest… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)

Money well spent?

Former Lakers great Magic Johnson, on his efforts to boost the intrigue surrounding the NBA's dunk contest: "Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I'm going to put up a million dollars. A million dollars from Magic to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner."

That answers that

Minnesota Coach Rick Adelman, when asked whether there was a point when he gained more trust in Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams: "Well, Kevin Love's broken his hand twice."

America's sweetheart

Denver guard Andre Iguodala, on what makes Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant such a special talent: "It's really good that he's still young, he doesn't have a girlfriend yet and he can just focus in on basketball. It's helping him be a better player."

He may date eventually

Durant, when apprised of Iguodala's remarks: "He said that? Oh, man. I don't want to make anybody upset if they're watching this, but I guess so. I guess all of my focus is on basketball."

—Ben Bolch

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