Stephen Curry pays his respects -- and then doesn't -- and more from our NBA quotes of the week.
"One thing about Russ ... no matter what people say about him or how he's playing, he competes ... Every night he shows up and plays hard. That's something you can't teach. It's kind of a lost art these days."
"I don't want to be short, but no."
"I'm not really friends with anybody, to be honest. On the court it's no love. You just want to battle and try to get the win. Maybe shake hands after."
"People don't even understand that was a sign to everybody that he was a step above 23 ... that was a shot at [Michael Jordan]."
Kevin Garnett, on his take on why Kobe Bryant chose to wear No. 24, via Showtime Basketball