TAG: Derek Fisher

Playground, Video / Aug 20, 2013 / 3:14 pm

Air Up There, The Professor & Derek Fisher All Show Out In Ball Up Streetball Showcase

Air Up There

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 »

NBA / Jun 14, 2013 / 1:15 pm

You Want To Win The NBA Championship? Make Sure You Have One Of These 10 Role Players

Derek Fisher

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 »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2013 / 12:30 pm

LeBron James’ 11 Worst NBA Flops

lebron james flop

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 »

Smack / May 8, 2013 / 12:54 am

Kevin Durant Unleashes One Of The Best Plays Of The Season

Kevin Durant

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 »

Smack / Apr 30, 2013 / 12:44 am

Josh Smith’s Love/Hate Relationship With Atlanta Goes To Another Level; Metta World Peace Calls Out Charles Barkley

Josh Smith

The complex layers of the relationship between Josh Smith, Atlanta fans and NBA fans at large run deep, and they’ve been there throughout his entire career. Not quite an All-Star. Incredible all-around talent. Not a jump shooter. But he can make them. Not a building block. But building-block level talent. In the third quarter against Indiana last night, with Atlanta slowly blowing what should’ve been an easy win, the Josh Smith demons came to the surface again. Read More »

NBA / Apr 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 25 Buzzer-Beaters & Game-Winners In NBA Playoff History

Michael Jordan

This year’s NBA Playoffs haven’t gotten off to a very exciting start. The home teams are 8-0, and the majority of those games haven’t been close. The best part of the weekend was actually probably Kobe Bryant‘s consistent tweeting. Read More »

Smack / Mar 6, 2013 / 12:53 am

Russell Westbrook Destroys The Lakers; Avery Bradley Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

Russell Westbrook

Coming into a meaningful matchup with OKC, the Lakers were 1-9 against the top four seeds in the West, and 1-10 on the road against the top eight in the West. Maybe they saw a performance like last night coming? They looked rattled and nervous, like a bunch of freshmen making their first start in a JV game. The Lakers fell behind 10-1 before Kendrick Perkins even had a chance to scowl. Read More »

NBA / Dec 24, 2012 / 11:00 am

Top 5 First Games Back In The NBA

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

This NBA season has already seen a number of marquee players return to their teams well after the first game of the season. A few more joined this weekend in the Lakers’ Steve Nash and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, with the Celtics’ Avery Bradley close to his first practice. Now that the Mayans were wrong and the world hasn’t ended, fans in Los Angeles, Dallas and Boston must face that they’re still stuck with deeply flawed teams. Read More »

Smack / Dec 23, 2012 / 1:35 am

Steve Nash Is Back; LeBron Destroys Utah

Steve Nash

Christmas came early for the Lakers. Steve Nash is back, and he brought one of the Lakers’ most impressive wins of the season with him. L.A. had to fend off a list of issues to win against the Warriors: Jarrett Jack (29 points, 11 dimes) torching them, Dwight Howard foul trouble, a 14-point deficit, and Kobe Bryant (16-for-41 shooting, 34 points, 10 boards) shooting so often they classified his arms as unregistered firearms. Read More »

Smack / Dec 16, 2012 / 12:33 am

The Dark Knight Nearly Rises In New York City; Ricky Rubio Is Back

Kyrie Irving

The Dark Knight Rises was one of the best movies of the year, and another sequel in the Batman line nearly broke out in MSG last night. Kyrie Irving did Christian Bale justice, carving up the Knicks for a career-high 41 points while donning a memorable black face mask to protect a broken bone in his jaw. Yet the Knicks survived by one when Anderson Varejao‘s potential game-tying freebie with one second left hit every part of the rim before bouncing out … Read More »