Ja Morant thinks he could take MJ one-on-one and more Quotes of the Week

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Ja Morant is confident he can take on an NBA legend, JaMarcus Russell wants his career properly assessed, David Ortiz advocates for a current Red Sox slugger and more from our quotes of the week.

"I would've cooked [Michael Jordan] too ... I'm never gonna go and say nobody gonna beat me 1-on-1."

-- Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, on playing in Michael Jordan's NBA era, via Taylor Rooks X

"You tell me the third-best defender is going to have to guard me? Good luck."

-- John Wall, on joining Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on the LA Clippers

"This is fun. I can see why this is addicting."

-- Richard Jefferson, on his refereeing debut in the NBA summer league

"If you're gonna call me a bust, then put 'The Biggest' on that m---------."

-- Former Oakland Raiders No. 1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell, on being called a bust, via The Pivot Podcast

"When I first saw him a couple of years ago in the big leagues, I right away told the Red Sox, 'You've got to let this guy in. Devers might be one of the top three pure hitters right now. Not 'might,' because I'm 100% sure right now."

-- Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz, on third baseman Rafael Devers. Devers has one year of arbitration eligibility left after this season before becoming eligible for free agency

"If [Rasheed Wallace] played in our league today ... he'd be better than Giannis and I love Giannis."

-- Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, comparing Rasheed Wallace to Giannis Antetokounmpo, via the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz