Ben Simmons explains his infamous non-dunk, plus more quotes of the week

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Friday, September 23, 2022
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Ben Simmons opens up about his infamous non-dunk, Becky Hammon proves herself right and more from our quotes of the week.

"In the moment I just spun and I'm assuming Trae [Young] is going to come over quicker. So I'm thinking he's going to come full blown and I see Matisse [Thybulle] going -- you know, Matisse is athletic, can get up. So I'm thinking, okay, quick pass. He's got to flush, it not knowing how much space there was. It happened. It happened so quick that you just make a read. And in the playoffs you need to make the right decisions the majority of the time."

Former Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons, on passing up a dunk against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 7 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Semifinals, via JJ Reddick's "The Old Man And The Three" podcast.

"I'm trying to be worth a billion dollars by the time I'm 25."

No. 30-ranked basketball prospect Mikey Williams, via "I Am Athlete".

"It's not really about proving other people wrong. It's about proving myself right."

Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon, after winning the 2022 WNBA Finals.

"It felt like a sign from God. It took a while, but I eventually reached out to somebody in my circle and said the most important words you can say ... 'Yo! I need some f------ help!' Those six words changed my life."

LA Clippers guard John Wall, on reaching out for help with his mental health struggles, via The Players' Tribune.

"I don't forget things like that ... I didn't see him in the game much."

Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown on scanning the Washington Commanders' sideline for wide receiver Dyami Brown, who was taken ahead of him in the 2021 NFL draft.