In our previous edition, Nick Young's 360 layup won out as the Wizards' 2010-11 Play of the Year. Now, we'll focus on a more irreverent category: the "Quote of the Year."
Here, I'll leave the criteria intentionally vague. It could be the funniest quote. It could be the most meaningful. It could be the most ironic. It could be the most fitting. Either way, the choice is up to you. Here are the nominees.
"Right now I'm out there to hit open shots, teach John the ins and the outs of the game, and then eventually go on and move on. I'm on my way. This is the NBA. There's few players that stay in the same city, so right now the city is John's. I'm not here to fight anybody. I'm here to play alongside of him. He's Batman, I'm Robin. When I came in, Larry [Hughes] moved aside for me to become a star and I'm moving aside for him to become a star.
"I told him I'd go ahead and fake an injury or say something is wrong with me so you can start"
"It isn't true. I wouldn't tell you if it was true but I am telling you that it is not true."
"I think he got to go to school a little bit more. He's got to work on that IQ a little bit. He got to watch more tape. I don't think he watches tape. I think he plays video games. I do. I don't think he watches tape. I think he plays video games and I think he could possibly have an Atari. He should upgrade to a Play Station."
"It's just so frustrating to see that certain guys seem like they don't have the effort to be out there, you know like they don't care."
A new big three has announced its arrival - Wall, Crawford and Blatche. Big minutes - big productivity - big results. And wins, too.
"If anybody watched me grow into this team and into this league, they'd know that I've never been a back-to-the-basket, bang-bang down player. I'm more of a face-up and a finesse player. That's who I am. I can't force myself to be a different player that I'm not."
"That can be frustrating. But that's like if I run you in a race I'm going to probably beat you all 10 times because you're not as fast as me," Saunders joked. "Same thing right now. We're just young and not as talented as the teams we're playing."
"When I do lift, I'm the type of person, I don't see results at all. I mean, I tried everything, man. I got a chef so I could start getting as healthy as I could eat. I don't know what it is, man. I'm trying."
"I wasn't always 7 foot, and I always had ball handling. But everybody makes mistakes in their life, right?"
"I understand what people think because of the perception of me. They read the funny stuff, like me taking a crap in [teammate] Andray Blatche's shoes. But nobody is going to ask what Andray did to deserve it.