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"I think Kwame will be an asset to the Lakers." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I mean, the Lakers are pretty damn Hollywood." - Jerry Buss

"I have season tickets to the Lakers and the Clippers." - Penny Marshall

"The Lakers fans have been great, even folks in the supermarket are welcoming me back!" - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"All I could think to say was, "The Lakers are my home team!" - Rick Riordan

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

"One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics." - Jerry Buss

"If a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." - Barack Obama

"The LA Lakers are so good they could run a fast break with a medicine ball." - Rich Donnelly

"Actually, Magic and the Lakers beat Philadelphia for Magic's first NBA Championship." - Oscar Robertson

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

"I grew up in L.A., so I'm a huge Lakers fan and Kobe fan." - Malcolm David Kelley

"The Raptors have to aspire to be the Heat and the Lakers." - Tim Leiweke

"Michael Jackson, the 49ers and the Lakers - that's what I know about the '80s." - Dule Hill

"I've been a Lakers fan since growing up in Oklahoma. My hometown's finally got the Thunder, which is really exciting, but I've still got to stick with the Lakers." - Matt Kemp

"The rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics endured for about eight years, and the interest grew each year." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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

"Losing Michael Jackson is a handicap. It's the Lakers trying to win a championship without Kobe Bryant." - Tito Jackson

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

"When I was 17, I was a Lakers Girl; I was the youngest girl on the squad." - Moon Bloodgood

"The Lakers were able to maintain a certain level of talent and success, and so were the Celtics. It became part of people's sports lore." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Turning down the Lakers was tough, but it is always good to renew your vows to the loves of your life." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Agh-uhh!" the baboon grunted. He turned and waddled up the stairs. Unfortunately, the Lakers jersey did' completely cover his multicolored rear." - Rick Riordan

"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." - Jason Terry

"Agh-uhh!" the baboon grunted. He turned and waddled up the stairs. Unfortunately, the Lakers jersey didn't completely cover his multicolored rear." - Rick Riordan

"Truth is, I'm a bit old school. For me, it would be hard to put on a Lakers jersey. That's just the way it is." - Steve Nash

"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." - Metta World Peace

"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." - Craig Ferguson

"I have nothing but respect for the Lakers. So many of their legends shaped who I am as a person and player." - Bill Walton

"Lakers are my boys! I'm 100 percent the biggest Kobe fan on the planet. I text him after every game to tell him what's up." - Ryan Sheckler

"An NBA game in L.A., the Lakers - I'm a Clipper fan - it's to be seen as much as seeing the game." - Larry King

"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." - Shaquille O'Neal

"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." - Jason Kidd

"If you look around world, the great brands are Real Madrid, Manchester United. The Yankees, the Cowboys and the Lakers are there. We should aspire with the Maple Leafs to be there." - Tim Leiweke

"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." - Jeremy Lin

"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." - Oscar Robertson

"I don't know anything else but the Lakers. This has certainly been more than a job for me as a player. It has certainly meant more to me than just an occupation." - Jerry West

"I met wonderful people playing in the NBA. Whether it is the officials, the scorekeepers, all the people who work for the NBA, not just for the Lakers, but I'm talking about just for the league itself." - Magic Johnson

"Basketball's eras are defined by teams - Celtics, Lakers, Bulls - and baseball's epochs are defined by players - Ruth, Robinson, Mantle - but with football, it's the sideline strategists, the nutty professors and top coated Lears." - J R Moehringer

"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

"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." - Rick Riordan

"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." - Rick Riordan

"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." - Ronaldinho

"Well, I might take a plane, I might take a train. How do you people live here? You must be insane. I'm leaving Sacramento. Sacramento, I won't stay. But I'll be sure to come back when the Lakers beat the Kings in May." - Dwayne Johnson

"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." - Magic Johnson

"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

"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." - Richard E Robbins

"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." - Bill Simmons

"It was really an easy decision for me to be a part of the Lakers. It's priceless. It is one of the few places where I truly get lost in the joy of the moment of that game. All of the stresses and all the responsibilities are gone." - Patrick Soonshiong

"I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day. The Lakers had the Showtime era. Boston had six hall of famers on one team. You had Detroit, the New York Knicks, and now the Miami Heat. They were stacking their teams back then, it just fell off over the years and now it picked back up. Boston did it first, then LA. I was fortunate enough to play against them when they had Shaq, Kobe, Rick Fox, Gary Payton, Karl Malone... that's five hall of famers on one team! So you can't get mad at Miami for doing what they did." - Carmelo Anthony



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