2. Brian Scalabrine Shuts Down a Reporter
Round: Finals, Game 6
Best quote: "Maybe now you can say I didn't play a second, but in five years you guys are gonna forget. In 10 years, I'll still be a champ. In 20 years, I'll tell my kids I probably started, and in 30 years I'll probably tell them I got the MVP."
Who said it: Brian Scalabrine
The White Mamba is one of the most self-aware players in the league; a guy who knows he's the 12th man on the bench, and isn't afraid to say it. But when this reporter was trying to get under Scalabrine's skin about it—after he'd just won a championship, no less—Scalabrine decided that he wasn't having any of it. As they say, history is written by the victors.