Happy New Year everyone! Here's to wishing 2013 is the best year yet. While we dive into the New Year, let's take a moment to read some of the best sports quotes in 2012.

"I did everything I wanted to. I finished my career the way I wanted to," - American swimmer Michael Phelps after retiring with 18 gold medals.

"This isn't about bragging rights. This is a lot bigger. This is about a team, an organization being named world champions," - New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

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"We're all so proud of LeBron (James). When you get to know LeBron, you don't understand why he was such a lightning rod for the criticism," - Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

"Nobody trusts him. Nobody trusts him. I'm not talking about a DUI, or using a gun in a strip club, which are pretty clear violations. I think there're too many times where the league has come to its decision in a case before calling a guy in, and the interview is just a façade. I think now if a guy has to come in to talk to Roger, he'll be very hesitant because he'll think the conclusion has already been reached.''- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees describing how players feel about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Want some more? Yahoo! sports has the 2012 sporting year in quotes. Click here to check it out.