Charles Barkley has some words for Kevin Durant, Taylor Ward's grandmother is a good-luck charm and more from our quotes of the week.
"He gets mad when we say it, he piggybacked on the Warriors to win his first two championships, but if you go back and look at his career, as the best player and being a leader that all goes with that, he's been an abject failure. I mean, every time he's been like the guy who has to be the leader and the best player he has not had success."
Charles Barkley, on Kevin Durant, via Arizona Sports 98.7 FM
"He seems like a miserable person, man. I call him Mr. Miserable, he's never going to be happy."
Barkley, also on Durant. The Brooklyn Nets and Durant recently agreed to "move forward" together after his trade demands
"Yal can sit and don't say nothing but that ain't cool. It's dudes with families out here who haven't got a job because of this KD s---. And to be on and off ain't cool. Blessing Gang"
New Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley, on the free agent market being held up, via his Twitter account
Durant, responding to Beverley
"I think he should be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL ... he's one of one."
James White, on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, via "Get Up!"
"Can't wait for him to go off this season!!"
LeBron James, on how he thinks Russell Westbrook will perform this year, via his Twitter account
"Maybe we brought him a little luck!"
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Taylor Ward's grandmother Faye, after he hit a home run while she was being interviewed in the stands