-Pete Michalsky/exec VP-general manager/ Bauer Ad Sales/New York
"Aside from basketball fans and people who live in the Midwest, who even knew or cared about the Indiana Pacers? If the Pacers win a title or make a playoff run without Ron Artest this year, they will be regarded as heroic."
-Tim Allen/account manager/Spike TV/Chicago
"It isn't the Pacers who will suffer. It is the NBA. Now instead of just `spoiled' athletes, we have `spoiled criminal' athletes."
-Phil Wood/vice chair/Starr Seigle Communications/Honolulu