LeBron James and Joel Embiid lead NBA quotes of the week

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Joel Embiid comments on his faceoff against Ben Simmons and more from our NBA quotes of the week.

"Nothing. Just, like every single night, [I am trying to] just freaking kill whoever is in front of me. My mentality is always about scoring. If I get doubled, make the right pass, but if I get played one-on-one, or I see an opportunity to go score, I'm going to go score."

76ers center Joel Embiid, on matching up against former teammate Ben Simmons in the Sixers' 137-133 victory

"Look at them, they are kissing. They are enjoying life."

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, pointing out two fans during a postgame interview

"I wanted to smack him. I'm not kidding either. I was going to go over and see my grandkids on Sunday and now I'm rethinking that from that performance."

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers, on Brooklyn Nets guard (and his son-in-law) Seth Curry's 32-point performance against him

"If I'm in the All-Star Game, I'll do the dunk contest."

Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon, lifting the hopes of basketball fans around the world, via Sports Illustrated

"I think Bronny can go to any college he wants to. All I have to do is pick up the phone. If Bronny says he wants to go there, he's good enough."

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, on his son Bronny's college destination

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