OKC Thunder-Lakers quoteboard: Jeff Van Gundy thinks James Harden should be Olympian

A look at what analysts, players, coaches and others said during and after the Thunder's game vs. the Lakers on Friday night.
by Ryan Sharp Published: May 19, 2012
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Here is a look at what analysts, players, coaches and others said during and after the Thunder's game vs. the Lakers on Friday:

* ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy: “I don't care what you have to do, you do not play back to back in the playoffs. It's not right.”

* Van Gundy: “I'm driving James Harden's candidacy for the Olympics. The Olympics are in London. James ‘London' Harden.”

* Van Gundy referencing threats Lakers' guard Steve Blake received via Twitter: “You know what an idiot you have to be to threaten someone's family on Twitter?”

* Kevin Durant on James Harden: “He's just in his third year, but he's a (veteran) in this league. He does so much for us on both ends of the floor, it's just been a joy to watch him grow every single day along with us.”

* ESPN analyst Jon Berry on Harden: “What a luxury to have. What a guy to have on your bench.”

* Van Gundy on a pass from Kobe Bryant to Pau Gasol ended up as a turnover: “But like Wes Welker in the Super Bowl — catchable.”

* Bryant on Durant's final 3-point attempt: “If he makes it, God bless him. If it went in, so be it.”

* Bryant on what he has left in the tank for Saturday's game: “Plenty.”

by Ryan Sharp
Senior Assistant Sports Editor
Ryan Sharp is a lifelong Oklahoman but was born in Texas, something he doesn't share too often with his OU- and OSU-loyal friends. Ryan spent a good chunk of his early childhood in southeast Oklahoma, before moving to Shawnee, where he...
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