These are relatively recent quotes from Bean.
Doesn’t include a few legendary ones like…….
On Raja Bell
“I don’t know this kid and I don’t need to know this kid […] Maybe he wasn’t hugged enough as a kid”
To JR Smith:
“Better learn not to talk to me. You shake the tree, a leopard’s gonna fall out.”
After Lakers got Gasol:
“I got guns now.. I ain’t going into a shootout with butterknives no more..”
on Kwame brown:
“So I’m surrounded by these players, Detroit players, and Kwame is under the basket, all by himself. Literally, like all by himself. So I pass him the ball, he bobbled it and it goes out of bounds.
“So we go back to the timeout and I’m [upset], right? He goes, ‘I was wide open.’ ‘Yeah, I know.’ This is how I’m talking to him, like, during the game. I said, ‘You’re going to be open again, Kwame, because Rasheed is just totally ignoring you.’ He said, ‘Well, if I’m open don’t throw it to me.’ I was like, ‘Huh?’ He said, ‘Don’t throw it to me.’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, well, ‘I’m nervous. If I catch it and they foul me, I won’t make the free throws.’ I said, ‘Hell no!’
“I go to Phil [Jackson], I say, ‘Hey Phil, take him out of the game.’ He’s like, ‘Nah, let him figure it out.’ So, we lose the game, I go the locker room, I’m steaming. Steaming. I’m furious. Then, finally I get a call, they said, ‘You know what, we got something that’s happening with Pau.’ I was like, ‘Alright. Cool.’…That’s what I had to deal with the whole year.”
On Smush parker:
After Kobe Bryant’s emotional performance on Monday night, he was asked how important it was to have Derek Fisher and if he missed Fish when he was playing elsewhere. This gave Kobe an opportunity to bring up his favorite whipping boy, Smush Parker. “You mean when I was throwing to Smush? I shot with three motherf****** on me. That’s the difference. Now I only shoot w/ one, maybe two.”
Still interesting read.