Charles Barkley is all-in on Team USA and more from our NBA quotes of the week.
"We opening up a can of whup-ass. I guarantee the Netherlands are in trouble. I want Spain, I want Brazil, I want Germany, I want France."
Charles Barkley, after the USMNT beat Iran to advance out of the group stage in the World Cup, via Inside the NBA
"That's a bad man right there."
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, on teammate Devin Booker's 51-point performance against the Chicago Bulls
"We [would have repeated] if we were healthy."
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, on the team's 2020-21 season. The Lakers went from winning a title in 2019-20 to losing in the first round of the playoffs the next season
"Everything has to go wrong in order for you to lose a game like that, and everything went wrong."
LeBron James, on the Lakers blowing a 17-point lead to the Indiana Pacers