TAG: Derek Fisher
Call it the new four-point play. On the heels of Lance Stephenson’s tip–in to beat the halftime buzzer with 0.1 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder replicated the same play in Game 2 on Wednesday. However, this time the tip-in beat a 0.1-second shot clock in the second quarter. Read More »
As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »
Earlier today, according to the Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sam Presti, Russell Westbrook underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. The surgery was his third on the knee after he tore his lateral meniscus during the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Read More »
Whether fair or unfair, it’s safe to say that today’s athletes are judged foremostly upon their ability to shine when the stakes are the highest.
It’s the same in every sport: playoff greatness is simply far more significant than regular season success. Likewise, performances late in games are consistently put under heavy scrutiny, while a tendency to produce in the early stages of competition is often deemed irrelevant if one is unable to reach that same level when the outcome is on the line. Read More »
On a stop on the Ball Up streetball tour, Air Up There showed off those hops that have been ravaging streetball courts for nearly a decade, while Professor got in a few highlights of his own, often hooking up high-flyer G-Smith. Longtime Laker Derek Fisher even got a standing ovation from the capacity crowd at the Pyramid of Long Beach State, despite his squad losing after falling behind by more than 20 in the first half. Read More »
In today’s league, we’re all aware that it takes a lot of talent to maintain an elite level of play — just look at Miami’s up-and-down performance in the Finals. We’ve seen the shift towards superstar-heavy rosters, players joining forces to bring home a championship, and the need for a face of the franchise. These are the players you build a team around. Read More »
When Nazr Mohammed lost his mind on Friday night and put LeBron James on the floor with a two-hand shove, we were kind of shocked by the amount of people we heard from on the site/Twitter/Facebook calling ‘Bron an actor, saying he was flopping. Huh? Nazr is a huge, very strong guy, who in the moment was blind with rage – of course he’s strong enough to take down all 6-8, 250 pounds of LeBron when he’s not ready for it. But there it was from fans and Bulls players alike, mocking James for flopping.
So why the skepticism and outrage? Well, you can argue that James has brought it on himself. Some of his work in the flopping department over the years rivals the work of Manu Ginobili and Derek Fisher, the Obi-Wan and Yoda of Flopping [Check out The NBA’s Top 20 Flops and Fisher’s title as the NBA’s Worst Flopper], and it seems to have ramped up in the last two years.
Check out LeBrons 11 Greatest Flops: Read More »
While the ghost of Derek Fisher nearly won this game for Oklahoma City — seriously, the Grizzlies probably expected anything else before expecting Fisher to go for 19 points — Kevin Durant was undeniably the best player on the floor. Read More »