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The date was March 13, 2013, it was a cold Wednesday night in Atlanta, Georgia and the Lakers were visiting the Atlanta Hawks on the second night of a back-to-back, having just played the Magic in Orlando the night before and looking to complete the final game of their mini 3 game road trip 2 nights later in Indiana to face the Pacers. Continue reading
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In his heyday as an NBA guard, Byron Scott was one of the best outside shooters in the league. In his 14 years in the NBA Scott shot a career 37 percent from the 3 point line which includes the 1984-85 season where he led the league in accuracy from deep, shooting 43.3 percent. Continue reading
The Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2014-2015 NBA season with numerous unanswered questions, from the health status of certain players such as Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, to which players will crack the starting line-up. One of the few things that are not in question is that Bryant will be the leader of this team; leading both on the court if physically able to play and verbally from the sidelines and in the locker room. Continue reading
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Never has a star player in the NBA received the level of backlash for signing an extension as Kobe Bryant received last season after signing a 2 year, 48.5 million dollar extension contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. Continue reading
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If you read most accounts of Jeremy Lin’s game from those that cover basketball, most of the praise, if not all, will be emphasized on the offensive side of the ball, such as his propensity and great ability to drive to the rim, good passing skills, high basketball IQ, great touch around the basket and above average outside shooting. When discussing Lin’s defense those same accounts would usually rate his defensive ability as below average. Most will not go as far to say he is horrible, although some do, but they will note that definitely lacking the lateral foot speed and overall quickness to defend his position well. Continue reading
Derek Fisher wrapped up an 18 year career last week (Presumption: Fisher has not officially announced his retirement) after his Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in 6 games of the Western Conference Finals. Uncharacteristic of how the season has gone, Fisher played 32 minutes in his final game which is the most he has played in a playoff game in 3 years.
Fisher finished the game with a line of 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Similar to his last game of his career Fisher has had very little impact this season for the Thunder and in the last few years which includes a short stint in Dallas.
There have been much better times for Fisher than the uneventful years that he has experienced since being traded by the Lakers to the Houston Rockets in 2012. While Fisher will not garner any Hall of Fame consideration, he has definitely left a lasting mark in both the NBA and most certainly Los Angeles Lakers history. Great leadership, dedication, toughness and his ability to deliver in the biggest moments is what highlights Fisher’s time in the NBA; we take a look at 10 of the greatest moments of Derek Fisher’s great career. Continue reading