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NBA quotes: Eddie Vedder misses his SuperSonics

What the Pearl Jam singer and others said this week.

November 09, 2013
  • Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder told fans in Charlotte, N.C., that the band didn't like the fact that they have an NBA team while Seattle doesn't.
Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder told fans in Charlotte, N.C., that the… (Kevin Mazur / Getty Images )

Mind your manners

Pearl Jam singer and Seattle SuperSonics fan Eddie Vedder, speaking to the crowd in Charlotte, N.C., about why his band hadn't come through the city in 10 years: "To be honest, we might be a bit upset because you have a basketball team and we don't."

Going for it

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, tweeting about his hopes of winning the NBA's defensive-player-of-the-year award: "DPoY. Goodnight! People act like I can't have individual goals. I didn't talk about it in the past. Well now I am. I WANT DPoY. That's going to help my team win."

Double standard?

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, on the hit to the groin he sustained from Atlanta point guard Dennis Schroder that resulted in a one-game suspension for the Hawks rookie after referees initially didn't call a foul on the play: "I took a cheap shot to my lower area. They [the refs] just blew it off. I guess because it was me. But as soon as something happens on the other end, because it's me, they run to the camera."

War and peace

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, on outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern: "David Stern made me. Nobody knew who Mark Cuban was until he started fining the hell out of me and sent me to work ¿at Dairy Queen. So he made¿ my job of selling tickets a lot easier."

—Ben Bolch

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