"How can you not be a fan of the Lakers? There are fans all over the world who root for the Lakers. They win titles. We are trying to get where they’ve been. I understand that. But if we are going to be a serious team and a city that really stands behind our team, then it should just be one way: Hawks fans in Philips Arena, getting it on and having a good time. That’s what it is all about."Josh Smith:
"It sucks. You always want to use home floor as an advantage. When we go out there and teams have more [jerseys] or more fans cheering, that’s a bad feeling for the home team."