quote by Vin Scully

We survive our way through basketball hoping the #‎ Lakers will survive and we hope for the #‎ Kings and for the #‎ Ducks and we want them all to succeed but if you are a true fan and especially if you are a #‎ Dodgers fan deep down inside you are saying please get out of the way, get off the stage, here come the DODGERS!

— Vin Scully

Sublime Lakers quotations

I had orders from the great Bill Russell.

Me and him were talking in Seattle the other day, and he was telling me how rivalries should be. I asked him if he ever disliked anybody he played against, and he told me, 'No, never,' and he told me that I should shake Kobe Bryant's hand and let bygones be bygones and bury the hatchet.

I have worked out with the Thunder, Lakers, Knicks, Grizzlies, Spurs, and a few others before the draft. I have worked out primarily against shorter and supposedly faster players in these workouts.

This summer is going to be a different summer for a lot of people.

Everyone is going to take care of their own business and everyone is going to do what's best for them, including me.

I'm not going to try to go out there and outdo him. I don't have to try to outdo him, I'm Shaq.

If you've got a Corvette that runs into a brick wall, you know what's going to happen. He's a Corvette. I'm a brick wall.

One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics.

My mission is to kill; whether it's the Heat, whether it's the Lakers. Hopefully both. That's my mission, and that's what I'm here to do.

The best players are always in the thick of the action.

(Michael) Jordan did it with the Bulls, (Kobe) Bryant does it with the Lakers and Leo does it here. We want him to stay with us because he's the best and we wouldn't swap him for anyone.

Kobe always tried to be a hero. But you know, as the saying goes, a hero ain't nothing but a sandwich.

I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams - Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.

If you don't stick to simplicity, you'll die a horrible death.

He's a jokester, and that's funny, very funny. Ha-ha. Very funny.

When I was 17, I was a Lakers Girl; I was the youngest girl on the squad.

There's a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it.

I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams play similarly to my favorite basketball teams - like the eighties Lakers or eighties Celtics - teams that emphasized teamwork over individualism and relied on passing as their biggest ongoing edge.

Actually, Magic and the Lakers beat Philadelphia for Magic's first NBA Championship.

Amos clapped his hands. “Khufu!” I thought he’d sneezed, because Khufu is a weird name, but then a little dude about three feet tall with gold fur and a purple shirt came clambering down the stairs. It took me a second to realize it was a baboon wearing an L.A. Lakers jersey.

Yeah, I play a lot of their games. Going way back to Bulls vs. Lakers to the later Live stuff, I go at it quite a bit. More than anything tough, I play Madden.

I have nothing but respect for the Lakers.

So many of their legends shaped who I am as a person and player.

I think Kwame will be an asset to the Lakers.

Talk to the guys that ain't doing nothing, don't talk to me.

I just want eight guys out there with me who want to play.

Anybody who doesn't think I want the Lakers to win is a fool. But I'm no homer.

I always loved the Clippers. You root for the underdog. Obviously, everybody in L.A. is a Laker fan, but deep down inside, you root for the Clippers. If you're a true Los Angelean, that's how it happens. You always want the Clippers to do well.

You're never going to be a Yankee for a day, or you're never going to be a Laker, but with Pro-Ams, they allow you to feel like you're a professional golfer and play under their conditions.

Congratulations to the NBA champion Boston Celtics - they beat the Los Angeles Lakers by 39 points. Or as Hillary Clinton would say, "Too close to call.

How important has Phil Jackson been to the success of the Lakers? He's very important.

The Lakers and the Clippers teams play against each other; friends shouldn't.

I'm a Lakers fan. Kevin Garnett is my favorite player of all time because of his passion for the game.

Lakers just been taking care of business for a long time now. It's easy to love them.

You've got to be a Lakers fan growing up in L.A. with all these championships.

Christmas Day was special because everybody is watching at home.

That's what I loved about Christmas Day because it shined the spotlight on the Lakers, on our team, and we knew that all of the other leagues were at home and millions of people were watching. So it made it a special day to play on Christmas.

For years now, the Lakers have expressed interest in having me play for them, but we could never get the stars to align. I'm finally a Laker...

I was busy with my family, my budding career as a TV writer, my antipathy for the Los Angeles Lakers, and my general reluctance to engage in anything that might force me to leave my comfort zone. But sometimes ideas won't let you go. For me, educating girls was like that.

The two top teams with nice weather and nice people were Dallas and Miami.

Of course, the Lakers wouldn't want to trade me in the same conference, so Miami was perfect.

You know how I be. Last week Kobe couldn't do without me.