''Mr. Bryant, since you keep saying that this is a team award, I'd like to know if you will be buying your teammates gifts.''<br>--Lakers teammate Luke Walton on Kobe Bryant winning his first MVP award.
2 of 10Al Tielemans/SI
''I've seen the reports that the gun in this case belongs to [Marvin Harrison], but I'll also tell you that I really believe that if the police thought he was the shooter, he already would have been arrested.'' <br>--Philadelphia defense attorney Mark Hauser, who doesn't believe Harrison pulled the trigger.
3 of 10Bill Frakes/SI
''I can't express my feelings, only that it was one of the most incredible feelings I ever had, and I can't wait to feel it again.''<br>--Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. after Big Brown won the 134th Kentucky Derby.
4 of 10AP
''I just want people to look themselves in the mirror before they judge. People make mistakes. I'm not perfect. I'm sure you're not perfect. Nobody's perfect.''<br>--Astros minor leaguer Kobe Clemens defending his father, Roger.
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''I told them 'Grow up. That's racing.' We're racing hard, and there's a lot worse in this world than someone getting spun out in a race.'' <br>--NASCAR's Kyle Busch on his recent tussle with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6 of 10Thomas E. Witte/SI
''It's everybody's dream to go back where they started. Everybody who plays the game would love to go out the way they see fit.'' <br>--Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., who told USA Today that he would like to be traded to Seattle.
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''The game's been good to me. It's been a lot of hard work but I understand that there comes a certain time when you have to go out with a bang and leave it like that.''<br>--Browns LB Willie McGinest, who plans to retire after next season.
8 of 10Elsa/Getty Images
''His name is Big Ticket for a reason. We're going to throw it in there, go to work.''<br>--Kendrick Perkins on Kevin Garnett's Game 1 performance (28 points, 8 rebounds).
9 of 10AP
''When you beat the defending champions by 18 and 19 points -- No. 1, it shows how good you are as a basketball team. But it also shows people around the league that what we've done this year hasn't been a fluke.'' <br>--Hornets coach Byron Scott on taking a 2-0 series lead against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.
10 of 10John Biever/SI
''I think it was good to take a step back and get objective on some things. I'm excited to get out there. I'm real excited to go pitch to hitters and take those adjustments into the game.'' <br>--San Francisco's struggling ace Barry Zito on returning to the starting rotation.
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