Drew Gooden was asked about getting into the routine of training camp on Tuesday and whether twice-daily practices are a grind for veterans like himself.
His comeback was classic.
"Hey, listen, football has a month of this,'' he said. "We only got a week and then we're playing games.''
Once again, the NBA rules as the league that doesn't overdo the preseason, even if season-ticket holders who get hit for four exhibition games in their packages have a legitimate right to bristle.