These guys are all class, as their remarks show. Somehow, fans expect the
players to be as one-dimensional in their opinions of other teams as fans are.
With all the moving around of players from year to year, they are conditioned to
speak well of each other simply by the circumstances. When you play with a guy
for a couple years, then against him for a couple more, then maybe with him
again, you tend to focus more on his game than on his team affiliation. There
are many in the NBA who are very good, but do not get to play because there are
other players who are just a little better, or perhaps the coach prefers other
players in the game for various reasons (such is the case for Jimmer Fredette in
Sacramento, and that is sad because some good players languish in places like
Sacramento).The NBA has the best players in the world. They are
professionals so they play hard against each other; its nothing personal. My
best friend drew blood when we played each other but we still loved each other
after the game. When people compete they try to win!