"Playing here is for friends, fans and the kids."
"I know some of these kids enjoy seeing what they can do playing against guys like us, it's like I felt when I got to play against guys like Sonny Parker, Bill Reid, Kurt Rambis and John Lambert when I was a kid."
"A lot of players in college aren't playing with the pros daily. That will help me learn what to do and help me want the ball at crunch time."
"We come to play. Anytime I play basketball, I take it seriously."
"It's great playing here. These guys get to play against us. Normally they see us on TV and it gets them pumped up to face us and it gets us pumped too. It's a lot of fun."
"My career definitely was helped by being in the Pro-Am League because it gave me an opportunity to play against top competition in a different format than I'd been used to."
"This league builds up my confidence."
"I'm there grabbing the trophy with all the professionals looking at me. That was the highlight. That let's me know I can be right where they are with the right break. They're my measuring stick."
"I'm trying to work on my post play. In the NBA, you just have to play a little more up-tempo."
"I'm just using this league to get stronger and faster."
"It's a great opportunity for me to get out on the court and experiment with some of the things I have been working on in the off-season."
"Players always come back. When I was a kid, I would come back and play in Pro-Am because there's always a great run."