As traumatic as the first trade of a young player’s career is said to be, Ryan Anderson appears to be grieving about as much as a lottery winner after being sent to Orlando from New Jersey as part of the draft-day deal involving Vince Carter.

"The way that the trade went about, it wasn’t a traumatic thing,” Anderson said. "If it was a situation where New Jersey was like, ‘We don’t want this guy, let’s put him in the deal with Vince, throw him out of here….’

"That’s definitely not what it was. I talked to the whole staff in New Jersey. It was a hard decision for them to make, but if I could go with anybody, I’m glad I came with Vince.”

Host: Did you get paid enough?
Artest: “People ask me about the money, I’m like, ‘Listen, first of all, I’m still getting paid. When I was in the hood, I was maybe getting like 50 cents a day. I’m still getting millions, maybe not the 90 you guys want. It’s still money. And also, I get a chance to possibly do movies, and acting, and TV shows, and all those opportunities that come with it. All that’s gonna come from winning.”
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Kobe and the invisible bench.

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Kobe and the invisible bench.

Chauncey Billups’ Off Kobe’s Back Pass

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GIF Party!!

This is how you win championships, if you’re a Nuggets fan

And if you’re a Lakers fan, that’s Kobe’s audition for the Generals

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