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Lakers' Derek Fisher to talk with Miami Heat

Lakers free-agent guard Derek Fisher boarded a flight Friday to Miami and was scheduled to speak with Heat president Pat Riley Saturday about the possibility of joining that team, said a source close to the situaton who was not authorized to speak on the matter publicy.

Fisher still has hopes of playing next season for the Lakers, the source said, but contract negotiations are moving at a slow pace.

"We're having ongoing discussions," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday. "Both parties want to be back, and hopefully that's what will happen."

With LeBron James joining forces in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat has become a team many think can compete for a championship next season.

That's something that interests Fisher, who has won five championships rings with the Lakers. 

"Yes, Derek is on his way to talk with Pat Riley," the source said. "He's there to hear [Riley] out. I think Derek is going to take everything under consideration before he makes a decision."

Fisher, who will be 36 next month, earned $5 million last season in the final year of a three-year deal.

-- Broderick Turner

 
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This is a nightmare. I think Fisher is sending a clear signal to the Lakers. Sign him for what he wants or you can f'get 'bout repeating next season.

Is it a good move for Fish to be flying to Miami right now? I understand that he's got to protect his interests but it seems a bit radioactive there at the moment.

I knew Miami would come after Fish. The Lakers need to step up and make sure we keep this guy if we want to keep the championship where it belongs.

What if Miami talks to Shannon, DJ and Josh as well then decides to hire them all? They'll be called the Miami HeatLakers!!! Noooooooo!!!

I thought the reason why he went back to LA was because LA has the best medical facility to treat his daughter???

Chris,

>>>This is a nightmare. I think Fisher is sending a clear signal to the Lakers. Sign
>>>him for what he wants or you can f'get 'bout repeating next season.

So you think it's about the money?

If money is such a big issue, then why would he take LESS money to play for Miami. Miami now has no exceptions and no cap space. The most they can offer Fish is a contract starting at 1.4 million. The Lakers have already offered 2.5, and will probably raise that offer.

Do you think Fish would take LESS money than the Lakers are offering, just to spite them? If so, good riddance to disloyal garbage.

All things being equal, Fish should be reasonable. If some team is offering more, he should let the Lakers know and ask if they'd care to match the offer. Ronny Turiaf was loyal enough to do that, and even though the Lakers didn't match it, they were appreciative that he was loyal enough to give them the chance.

But if the Lakers are offering more than any other team and just aren't offering as much as Fish WANTS, then if he takes less just to spite the Lakers, then he's a spiteful little beyotch who can spend the rest of his career WATCHING the finals instead of playing in it.

But I think Derek will be sensible.

So when they interrupted IMPORTANT viewing (the Lakers Summer League game) to show that bloated circle-jerk in Miami, Dwayne wade showed that LeBron is not the only one whose ego is out of control.

He described them as the best trio of basketball players ever to play together.

HA!!!!

Has that little egomaniac never heard of Chamberlain, West, and Russell?

How about Bird, McHale, and Parrish?

Or Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman?

Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker?

Or Magic, Kareem, and Worthy?

That last one includes 2 of the top 5 players OF ALL TIME, and a third in the top 50 of all time.

Heck, even Pierce, Allen, and Garnett has a ring and two finals appearances. But Wade is declaring his little crew the greatest ever BEFORE THEY'VE EVER PLAYED A MINUTE TOGETHER.

WHAT

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TUUUUUUUURD

If ever there was a situation demanding hubris, this is it. These guys egos have now overtaken the milky way and are threatening to expand larger than the entire galaxy.

Damn. Learn some respect, ya little wannabees. A trio of Kobe, Shaq, and Slava Medvedenko is better than those three - and they have a combined 9 championship rings to prove it.

Here's a tip for you Dwyane and LeBron - Go out and actually DO something before you start declaring yourself the greatest ever. Because you ain't all that. If you don't know, you better axe somebody.

Wow, Miami doesn't have a cap anymore? How can they afford Fisher?!

Let the whole league go to Miami, who cares? Fish can go too. We're the Lakers Mr. Buss will find a way. Just wait and see. I don't want Fisher back. We need to get younger players.

Agree with LTLF.

Negotiations with Fisher have been smart. It's weird, it's like Mitch learned a valuable lesson with the likes of Kwame, Cook, Luke, and Vlad - don't pay much more than what the market dictates.

The market for Derek Fisher is around vet minimum. We offer far more than that, but far less than what he wants.

Same mistake as Ariza.

If one of these premier PGs were available on the cheap, you'd see Mitch and Buss call his bluff just like Ariza.

@Staples 24 "Didn't ABDUL JABBAR moved out of MILWAUKEE, would you not like Jabbar to be with the LAKERS and 5 rings?"

Kareem won a title with Milwaukee & he was traded by Milwaukee to LA. Same thing with Wilt & the Philadelphia Warriors.

THAT'S AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THING...
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT SQUARED!!!!!!

HERE'S TO A CLASS ACT!!!!!! HERE'S TO KOBE BEAN BRYANT!!!!!!

Fisher is now finding out what his market value is so he has a number to bring back to the Lakers.

Nice. I can't wait for D Fish to pop a game winning shot against the Lakers in next year's finals. Mitch the Snake Kupchak will forever be chastised in LA.

LTLF

what r u dreaming????????????

fish NEVER got a 2.5 offer from Lakers.

hope he goes away ASAP.

With Miami's interest, this is seeming more and more like Lamar's situation last year.

Hopefully with the same result.

I like the Lakers and right now I'm disappointed that Fisher has even boarded a plane to Miami. That's just not cool. His whole reason for coming to LA is because of his daughter. Don't stoop down to Bron's level and do dumb stuff. That is almost as bad as him going to Boston to interview for Point Guard. This is turning my stomach. I know this is a business, but come on. This is getting crazy.

I've already canceled my NBA pass.

how bout them SCRUBS???????????????

LOL?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hate to say it, but would rather the Heat used their MLE on Fisher than on Mike Miller. Think about the Lakers vs. Heat if Miller's on the team. Who halts his 3-point hoists while Kobe is busy covering Wade and Ron is trying to stick with James?

We are the Lakers so we give in to no one! No one person is bigger then the game itself, not even LeBroad James.

>>>Wow, Miami doesn't have a cap anymore? How can they afford Fisher?!

Okay, I misspoke earlier.

If Miami has managed to dump Beasley's contract (as it appears they have), then they should have about 7 million in cap space. That assumes they haven't already made an offer to Mike Miller, which it has been reported they have.

The report was 5 million per to Miller, which would leave them 2 million to offer Fisher.

That is, unless one or more of the big three agreed to take less than max money to leave some cash in the coffers to make other offers.

For example, if they each took deals starting at 14 million, then if Beasley is really off their books, Miami has 16 million in cap space to sign other free agents.

Now THAT would scare me. With 16 million in cap space, they could sign 3 good role players at the Fish/Miller level. Maybe even 4.

But I doubt the big Ego Trio would leave that much cheese on the table for the mice.

Pat Riley is psyching the Laker's brass out!

THIS IS SAD AND IN MY OPINION EMBARRASSING. YOU TELL FISHER YOU WANT TO PAY HIM LESS AND THEN YOU BRING IN STEVE BLAKE AND PAY HIM MORE. I KNOW THAT THE LAKERS ARE A BETTER AND MORE CLASSIER ORGANIZATION THAN THIS APPEAR TO BE. MR. FISHER DESERVE AT LEAST AS MUCH AS HE MADE THIS YEAR AND AT LEAST A TWO YEAR CONTRACT. HE MAY BE GETTING OLD, BUT HE'S MOST SURELY NOT OBSOLETE. HE IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THE LAKERS ARE STILL CHAMPIONS AND HE IS A COMPLETE COMPLIMENT TO IN MY OPINION THE GREATEST PLAYER I'VE EVER SEEN I N OVER FOURTY FIVE YEARS OF WATCHING PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL. KOBE BRYANT. I PRAY FOR A RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT FOR BROTHER FISHER. HE EARNED AND DESERVES IT. JEREMIAH 32:27 ROMANS 8:28 JEREMIAH 33:3

>>>If one of these premier PGs were available on the cheap, you'd see Mitch and
>>>Buss call his bluff just like Ariza.

Maybe and maybe not. Fish has a longer history with the Lakers than Ariza did.

And if you'll remember, right after Mitch met with Ariza's agent, the agent went bellowing to the press that the Lakers were trying to lowball his client.

Fisher has kept any comments to a minimum and hasn't been dissing the organization.

If Derek were making a big stink in the press right now, I think you're right, Mitch would have already offered Luke Ridnour the rest of the MLE money with a promise of a bigger deal in 2 years when the Lakers have Early Bird rights.

Both Fish and the Lakers have started the negotiations with what they think is most fair. Fish is going to shop around a bit (he'll probably get calls from Cleveland and New Jersey and maybe New York as well), and then he'll come back and talk to Mitch and they'll find a middle ground.

wow Fisher 2 Miami. this is a shock. how in the name of lakertown can he talk with our oponent?that sux fish

can kobe win a title without derek fisher?

>>>HE MAY BE GETTING OLD, BUT HE'S MOST SURELY NOT OBSOLETE.

Most of last year he sure looked that way.

What if next year's playoffs he plays like he played in the regular season. Big risk.

Nobody gets paid for what they did years ago in life so please stop crying and feeling bad for a well paid millionaire.

Don't worry. Fish is just playing the game. He's using the Heat offer to get Buss to bump the Lakers offer.

Do you remember last summer when people were saying Buss was being cheap not paying Lamar 10 million a year? Then when NO OTHER TEAM offered Lamar anywhere near that much, he signed with the Lakers for a reasonable amount.

It'll be the same with Fish. Mitch will bump the Lakers offer to something like 2 years for 3.5 each, and Fish will sign.

The Three Miam-Egos

Fish, dealing in a hard way, I understand. You want the max you can get.
But flying to MIA? Are you really considering joining the circus? At this point of your career?
Sad, pal...

What in the heck has happened to loyalty?!!!

I thought Magic said during the finals that he would help out financially to keep PJ and the team intact? Where is he now? He's been awfully quiet lately.

Oh, and if Miami signs Fish, they're trully trying to dismantle the Lakers, coz if I were them, I'd go for Farmar...

Stop panicking.

Lakers will see what the Heat offer and raise it, taking into account the tax difference. DFish is going nowhere but the Lakers can't afford to overpay for him. They may still be interested in bringing UPS back and need to save their pennies for that possibility.

DFish is not going to Miami for less (after taxes) money just to spite the Lakers. He's not that type of guy.

And Miami is NOT going to overpay for DFish. They still don't have a CENTER. That's a bit more important to their needs than DFish's intangibles.

MIAMI has called them THREE KINGS! Oh my gosh! not just one anymore but three, they gave them, the Mayor and other kinds of politicians the KEYS TO THE CITY OF MIAMI!!!


LEBRON/WADE/BOSH just got introduced on NBA TV as MIAMI HEAT.


They truly look so comfortable with each other, like best friends having fun. When asked, the three especially Lebron is very confident they will win multiple rings.


His first words were this feels RIGHT being here!


LET"S GO LAKERS!!! HEAT SUCKS!!


MIAMI crowd is shouting BEAT LA!!!



People wake up!!! Those three, Wade Lebum and Bosh had this planned for sooooooooo long. WE have the LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!! Miami if you get out of the east hahahaha then we'll talk

They are now calling it the wade/james/bosh County!!!


by the way, Lakerfans Lebron said, RILEY CAN SUIT UP and be their 4th player, all Riles has to do is throw the ball up and they will take care of it.


Lakers have to go after Chris Paul who wants out of New Orleans.

More on Fish from ESPN:

"According to a source, negotiations between Fisher and the Lakers have remained positive and the team has put an offer on the table that was stronger than what's been previously reported (one year, $2.5 million). "

So the Lakers have already increased their offer.

CP3 costs a lot of money, is injury prone and we don't need a PG as good as him to run the triangle..

Love the guy, but no...thx

LTLF, $2.5 mi for 1 season is ridiculous...Other teams can offer more than that just to hurt the Lakers...

Ray Felton's deal starts at around 7 million. That's about right for him. Maybe just a bit overpaid, but in this summer when a lot of players are getting SERIOUSLY overpaid, a little overpaid is a bargain (if that makes any sense).

"If so, good riddance to disloyal garbage."

Sorry, but no: even if Derek Fisher signed with the Boston Celtics, the enemy themselves - and I've been a Laker fan since 1981 - I think it's important to recognize his contributions to Lakerdom, and respect him. Derek will always be one of the most important men who stepped on the floor for the purple and gold. He has too much history, too much heart, too much he gave to the team that I support... to turn back on him - *EVEN* if he signs with another team.

The man gave. He can do as he pleases.

Latest from hoopshype -

"FA Matt Barmes and his camp are the ones initiating talks with Lakers."

Barnes knows the Lakers don't have much to offer, so it's good to know there are some decent role players that are still interested in playing with the Lakers for a minimum contract. Sounds like Barnes is more interested in championships than money.

If Shannon's gone, Barnes might be a good pickup.

Just the interview with Miami diminishes Fisher's Laker Legacy period. That is a complete insult to me a HUGE Fisher supporter. I could care less at this point if he signs or not.

Fisher flying to Miami, folks that's part of gamesmanship. Lakers will always have the last say because fisher is their player. Of coure, Pat Riley will up the ante to put the Lakers at a disadvantage. We will get Fisher back by hook or by crook.

>>>LTLF, $2.5 mi for 1 season is ridiculous...Other teams can offer more than
>>>that just to hurt the Lakers..

That's very true. Bear in mind that the reports now say that the Lakers have made a bigger offer (though they don't say how much).

But it's unlikely that the Heat could offer more. Maybe, but not likely.

A max contract starts at 16.8 million. Thus 3 max contracts takes up 50.4 million dollars. So even dumping off Beasley, if Miami keeps Chalmers (847K), they have about 7 million in total cap space.

And the report is that they made an offer to mike Miller starting at 5 million. So assuming all the reports are right (which may not be the case), then that only leaves them 2 million to offer Fish. And if they do that, then they can only offer minimum contracts to centers.

You think Shaq will agree to join them for less money than Fish?

Not likely.

I think Riles is going to try to sell Fish on taking a minimum contract by trying to convince him that the Heat have a better chance of winning a title than the Lakers do.

"I think it's important to recognize his contributions to Lakerdom,"

Yep. Good guy. Good role player. Earned his 5 rings.

But taking LESS money to go to a competitor when you're playing for the favorite team would be a low and classless thing to do. It would also be cutting off his nose to spite his face, so I don't think he'd do it.

Barnes? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

Is the deal, we only have so much we are allowed to spend or can we spend what we want, but just pay double as a tax?

Can you say.."negotiating ploy"

I can't see Fisher selling himself cheap.

Skyhook, I hear you...I recognize Fish contribution, bla bla bla...but what a way to end your career...He must slow down, sign w/ the Lakers and enjoy imortality...
$6.2Mi/2 seasons is reasonable...

Fisher can go and join the traitor Lebron James. We do not want anyone who is all about money.

NBA4ever is right, just considering leaving LA is an insult...

MIAMI IS A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN !!!
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Maybe I am crazy and biased but I seriously think the Miami Big 3 experiment is going to self-destruct and end well before the expiration date on the new NBA contracts James, Wade, and Bosh will sign. Not only is it going to take the Heat time to put together enough quality pieces to complement the Big 3 but there is a high probability in my mind that LeBron and Dwayne will not play well together. For sure, I don’t think a 6-game All-Star experiment in the Olympics is any real guarantee that they will.
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In many ways, James and Wade are ultimately very similar versions of each other with Wade being smaller and quicker than LeBron but with both players being athletic drivers and slashers whose game is to attack the paint off dribble drives to generate layups, free throws, or wide open assists. Both players, in order to be effective, have to have the ball in their hands and that, in a nutshell, is the conundrum that I think all the fantasy oriented analysts and journalists conveniently forget.
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Like many super athletic players, James and Wade are also questionable outside shooters and thus vulnerable to being forced into becoming jump shooters by good team defense and teams that have the length to deter and contest shots at the rim, which is a description that certainly fits the Lakers. Unlike Kobe and Pau or MJ and Scottie, LeBron and Dwayne are an either/or combination rather than a complementary pair. And unfortunately for the Heat, only one can have the ball at a time.
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As I have said many times, I was surprised that LeBron would even consider joining Miami, which is definitely Dwayne Wade’s team and town. It’s acknowledging not only that Kobe is better than you but that Wade is too. I think LeBron is going to gradually come to resent being the Alex Rodriguez to Dwayne Wade’s Derrick Jeter and want out. I think that is the worry and anxiety that you can sense just watching LeBron being interviewed. The King is going to soon tire of just being a prince. I think the Miami Big 3 will be history long before their max contracts expire. The biggest free agent bust.
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TOM

Beasley had a $4.9M contract... they will need every penny to sign Miller. Even then he is signing for 2-3M under his value.

Fisher will get the NBA minimum if he goes there. No question about that.

pat riley is scheduling that interview with fish so the lakers can panick and sign him!!!!!! trust me he doesnt want the fish, he just wants to make sure he stays with the lakers just in case miami gets to the finals

i loved our two 2nd round pics today and i also loved what i saw in Jaaber, i liked his defense and his passing i you tubed him and the kid can shoot!!!!, i think the lakers should consider signing him to bag up steve blake

and maybe they should give that kid strawberry a long look also to go along with our draft pics to round out the roster, i just dont want to look up and were the spurs old!!!!! we need to keep youthful ,energetic , and athletic players to go with our core players, and they all can be had for cheap

One thing to keep in mind: Jerry Buss is not like Dan Gilbert or any other owner who coddles his players. If you upset Buss, he will dump you. Fish needs to be careful that he does not get Buss mad. I mean, remember when Buss pulled the offer he made to Lamar?

HATE ALL YOU WANT, THE TITLE WILL GO THROUGH MIAMI THIS YEAR!

DFISH isn't stupid.


He Knows the Kobe has no chance again the Heat. Ron Ron couldn't stop Lebron not once in the two games they played the Cavs last year.

Did you numbskulls forget how bad the Lakers looked against the Cavs?

And Kobe definitely isn't stopping DWade. Did you guys forget last season the Lakers barely beat the average Heat by a gaming winning shot in LA and lost miserably in Miami?

Now you got the Big 3! And who's going to stop Mike Miller from shooting.

AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TITLE GOES THROUGH MIAMI. AS DWADE SAID, THE NEW HOLLYWOOD!!!!

This trip was the 1st wrong move between Buss-Fish...And it was made by Fish...
Buss 1x0 Fish
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Fish, don't be an idiot like LeGone, get the freakin $6mi/2seasons and enjoy the glory to be part of a dinasty.
Cheers.

its all a show, its just drama for us fans. He's staying in la. They both will reach out to each other.

We have officially entered FISH-COW.

FISH's Contract Omni-Watch.


Sounds catchier than LOCO - no?


:)


Fisher will go anywhere to seek movement of that 2.5M offer. He will get disappointed.

TK,

Wawawawawawa.

I've given the Fisher situation a lot of thought, and i think there's something really important that everyone's been forgetting: being a Laker isn't the only hat he wears. He's also the President of the National Basketball Players' Association. Which makes him in charge of negotiating for all of the players in the NBA on the collective bargaining agreement next year. I think some of his fight might be players' union politics. He needs to appear tough in negotating with his own team to inspire the type of confidence among the players next year when the high stakes negotiations are going on with the owners on the new agreement and the lockout is looming. I'm sure that Fish will ultimately sign with the Lakers, because I have no doubt that he wants to return, but before he does, he'll negotiate the toughest agreement with Buss possible in preparation for next year's negotiations.

It sucks for all of us fans because it keeps us on pins and needles, but I understand that as president of the players' union, he can't appear to role over for his owner right before the new collective bargaining agreement is negotiated.

Fisher can go and join the traitor Lebron James. We do not want anyone who is all about money.

Posted by: VB | July 09, 2010 at 08:10 PM
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IF LEBRON WAS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, HE WOULD HAVE STAYED IN CLEVELAND.

It's funny how you people say he's about the money and the guy left $30 million on the table. Would Kobe do that?

I DON'T THINK SO!

Three Kings -

First of all, I can tell you're a poser - can't even come up with your own handle.

Secondly - are you high? The title ALWAYS goes through the defending champs.

Third - you're an idiot troll and are now on my starvation list.

Idiot.

Hey Miami, better get by the Bulls, Magic and Celts before you all start talking Lakers, ha, ha!

PAT RILEY IS THE NEXT JERRY WEST

1) Pimp the Lakers to give them Shaq for 3 scrubs in 2004

2) Pimp Cleveland, NY, Chicago, New Jersey into clearing their roster and coming out with nothing in 2010.

THE MENTAL GAMES HAVE STARTED AND PAT RILEY HAS ALREADY GOT THE LAKERS BRASS IN CHECK.

LakerTom: Your post sounds like wishful thinking, not a fact-based analysis of what's likely actually to happen.

Perhaps living with KB for 14 years (an MJ before that) has warped your sense of reality: Not everyone is quite so egomaniacal as he is. Some players actually prefer to play team ball at the highest level. It sounds like James, Wade and Bosh are those kinds of players. (Like Pierce, Garnett and Allen turned out to be. Like Duncan, Parker and Genobili are.)

I don't know how long it's been since you've seen James and Wade play, but they have both become fine outside shooters, including from the three-point line.

James has shown his ability and desire to make plays for others. Now he has someone who can get him the ball and allow him to move off the ball. Conversely, Wade now has someone else on the team who can finish, someone he can pass to.

I know you WANT it to turn out badly. But that won't make it so.

LakerTom: Your post sounds like wishful thinking, not a fact-based analysis of what's likely actually to happen.

Perhaps living with KB for 14 years (an MJ before that) has warped your sense of reality: Not everyone is quite so egomaniacal as he is. Some players actually prefer to play team ball at the highest level. It sounds like James, Wade and Bosh are those kinds of players. (Like Pierce, Garnett and Allen turned out to be. Like Duncan, Parker and Genobili are.)

I don't know how long it's been since you've seen James and Wade play, but they have both become fine outside shooters, including from the three-point line.

James has shown his ability and desire to make plays for others. Now he has someone who can get him the ball and allow him to move off the ball. Conversely, Wade now has someone else on the team who can finish, someone he can pass to.

I know you WANT it to turn out badly. But that won't make it so.

Has anyone ever thought that Fisher going to Miami to interview with Pat Riley is actually a Lakers ploy so that they can get greater insight about the Heat's plans? Fish can also bring false info about lakers plans and screw up the Heat's offseason acquisition strategy. Hmmm....

Ah, I love conspiracies.

*evil grin*

BOTH BOSH AND LBJ HAVE RECEIVED SIGN IN TRADE DEALS

That's going to give Miami more cap space to sign other players. Maybe that's why DFish is on the plane to the NEW HOLLYWOOD!!!

1st: "Three Kings" hahaha, they are really the THREE STOOGES
2nd: BOSTON SUCKS!!! BOSTON SUCKS!!! BOSTON SUCKS!!!

Good riddance!

SOME MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHTS IN GOOD OLE MIAMI

"Udonis Haslem is on the verge of signing with the Heat, after a pair of sign-and-trades for Chris Bosh and LeBron James freed up the necessary cap space for Miami to sweeten their deal.
With Mike Miller and Haslem all but signed, the Heat are well on their way to filling out their roster with quality glue guys. A short list of other names being linked to the Heat right now includes Derek Fisher, Matt Barnes, Mike James, Jason Williams, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas."

AS LEBRON SAID, "WE'RE GOING TO WIN 7 RINGS!"

Just hope that D-Wade doesn't mind playing second fiddle to the "King of No Rings." He sure upstaged them both with that Dog & Pony show last night. Oh, Chris, gonna get any shots, ha, ha! He accumulated only decent stats when he was the only thing Toronto had! Hey D-Wade, Miami was your town, but it ain't now, ha, ha. Make way for the "King of No Rings," ha, ha!

jimjoyce really you simply need to shut up.

You want the Lakers to adopt *your* style?? Go watch Nick the Quick and enjoy wanting ZERO champions.

ZERO TITLES for *your* style of play haha. A reason why Kobe and MJ are considered the GREATEST ever.

Sure LBJ and Wade has a decent jump shot but 33% from 3 for Lebron and 30% for Wade?

HAHA you are really being plain dumb.

LeBron's gonna win 7 rings, huh? Just like the first 7 in Cavland, ha, ha!

Just hope that D-Wade doesn't mind playing second fiddle to the "King of No Rings." He sure upstaged them both with that Dog & Pony show last night. Oh, Chris, gonna get any shots, ha, ha! He accumulated only decent stats when he was the only thing Toronto had! Hey D-Wade, Miami was your town, but it ain't now, ha, ha. Make way for the "King of No Rings," ha, ha!

Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | July 09, 2010 at 08:41 PM
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I CAN FEEL THE HATE IN YOUR VOICE. BELIEVE ME, I WOULD BE SCARED TO FACE THE HEAT THIS YEAR TOO!

PAT RILEY IS LAUGHING. HE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO RUIN PHIL JACKSON FAREWELL TOUR AND KOBE "WISHING HE'S GOING TO GET 6 RINGS"

Wawawawawawawawa!

jimjoyce really you simply need to shut up.

You want the Lakers to adopt *your* style?? Go watch Nick the Quick and enjoy wanting ZERO champions.
ZERO TITLES for *your* style of play haha. A reason why Kobe and MJ are considered the GREATEST ever.

Sure LBJ and Wade has a decent jump shot but 33% from 3 for Lebron and 30% for Wade?

HAHA you are really being plain dumb.

Posted by: KB Blitz | July 09, 2010 at 08:43 PM


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WANT YOU SHUT UP. YOU DON'T OWN THIS BLOG. THAT GUY HAS A POINT. THIS IS HOW TEAM BASKETBALL IS PLAYED. AND YOU CALLING HIM OUT DUMB BECAUSE HE DON'T BELIEVE IN YOUR "GREEDY TAKE IT ALL" PHILOSOPHY IS JUST STUPID FOR YOU TO COMMENT ON TOO.

SO, YOU SHOULD SHUT UP.

I'm just saying, "D-Wade, get outta my way pal, signed your fiend, LBJ."

Would like to stay around longer you all, but gotta go watch Games 7 again from 09 and 10. Los Angeles Lakers, your World Champions!

Just hope that D-Wade doesn't mind playing second fiddle to the "King of No Rings." He sure upstaged them both with that Dog & Pony show last night. Oh, Chris, gonna get any shots, ha, ha! He accumulated only decent stats when he was the only thing Toronto had! Hey D-Wade, Miami was your town, but it ain't now, ha, ha. Make way for the "King of No Rings," ha, ha!

Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | July 09, 2010 at 08:41 PM
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AND HE'S NOT GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY SECOND FIDDLE.

Lebron is going to become more of a triple double player like Magic and Wade is going to keep being a scorer and Bosh is going to be a post scorer. Simple as that.

Truthfully, well done Pat, you did well. If your new guys play well together, should be a fun Finals, we'll be waiting for you. May the best team win!

"Loyalty" seems to be the word of the day.

Fish exploring his options is NOT lack of loyalty.

So-called Laker fans ready to help him pack his bags ARE disloyal. To Fish. The man who - according to Kobe Bryant - is the reason why the Lakers won the last 2 NBA titles. If KOBE recognizes the value of Fish and wants him back for the 3-peat quest, then why in god's name don't YOU? Why be so disloyal in your own life / fandom and call someone else out (insert princess jimmy's name here) for doing the same thing?


Don't be a hypocrite. Fish is a Laker - a great Laker - and deserves some respect. Are his accomplishments so easily forgotten by you? Do his clutch plays on the court, and his leadership off the court (or even DURING the games), mean so little to you? In this age of narcissism and self-indulgence, does this man, who is all heart and self-sacrifice, deserve so little respect from you? YOU who have enjoyed the games in which his striving to assist Kobe and the Lakers resulted in bringing home FIVE RINGS? FIVE??

If you say so what? He's older. If you say who cares? He's checking out other teams. If you say anything other than BRING BACK FISH - you are NOT giving this man the respect - and the LOYALTY - that he deserves.


Fish is class. Fisher is loyalty. He needs to be a Laker for life. When the dust settles, he'll be lacing them up for the Lakers. As it should be.


Fish,
it is the first and probably last time i post here. Big Mistake even flying to Miami!!!
don't take for granted the greatest organization in pro sports.
Show some respect and loyalty!! The Lakers are not the Circus.
If you are a Team Player - this is the time to show it. if we want to 3peat we need another shooter so don't be greedy you have a chance to really make history and not be a part of the Circus.
Respectfully,
You Know Who

Why DO the trolls come here? Oh, that's right... we're the back-to-back champions!

We saw Pat Riley's brilliance in LA; if he has Fisher coming, he has a contingency strategy to fund him with enough income, privilege, encouragement and praise to attract him. Fisher may also see the hand writing on the wall and look past the romanticism of years past, and be looking with speculation into the future. Frankly, I think James and Wade are still unproven products, it would be a gamble going to Miami. Odds are good they will produce, but can their egos be balanced. Riley may be the perfect Guru to induct them into Nirvana. But, it would be exciting for Fisher, and the NBA Kings in Miami rule socially, with fewer famous personalities in the city. I think that he thinks he is just messing with LA's head, but may come away under Riley's spell when it is all said and done. For LA's sake, they better hope Miami gets Fisher rather than Miller!

Three Kings is right. Miami will be the best team........... for NBA Jam! The Olympics and all-star games are totally different from the NBA playoffs! This ain't the fantasy league dude. Wake up!

An open request to Dr Jerry Buss & the Lakers FO, Sir please end this and sign Derek Fisher becasue if you allow Fisher to sign with Miami, it would probably signal the start of the End of the Lakers(just like Boston did when they allow James Posey to walk in 2009/ plus Fisher is more valuable) if you allow Fisher to leave one of the most loyal player in your roster then it will have a domino effect on Bryant and the rest of the Lakers. Is that what you want to happen are you finally tired of winning all these Championships? only you can end this Derek Fisher is no Lamar Odom, stop playing hardball here and give the player his due he isn't asking for 10 million like what Ray Allen got in boston he is asking half of that for a year and maybe two(the same amount you pay Walton to sit on the Bench).

Every king wants his own kingdom. If there are three... then 2 must die, be exiled or get iron masks.

"SO, YOU SHOULD SHUT UP. "

So says the fan whose team suffered a 15-67 win record in 2007-2008.

jimjoyce is nothing but a "team" guy yet the greatest ever and the current greatest for the past 3 years suck because MJ and KB don't give out assists.

So I guess Alonzo Mourning sucked because he rarely gave out assists.

MJ-6 titles.
KB-5 titles.

End of story of who has more.

And before you can rebuttal with that idiotic statement of "7 rings" statement until then put a sock in it until they actually win 7 rings there is no argument. Besides Wade and Bron will be in wheelchairs for getting hit so much and it will be worst than the Raptors with Bosh as their go to guy.

Until you actually win 7 rings here's a sock. Put it in that mouth of yours.

>Every king wants his own kingdom. If there are three... then 2 must die, be exiled or get iron masks. "MrNano"

Best Comment of the night!

MM, KB, someone knowleagble about the salary cap, can you please explain to us how much Miami can offer D Fish. Wtf is going on? A month ago the Lakers were prone to 3 peat and possibly win 72 games this season and now we are 2nd to the Heat (according to Vegas) with Fish possibly joining the new dynasty?


Obviously, Miami looks good on paper. And yes the possibly of D fish going to Miami may interrupt my sleep for the next couple of days. Dang the NBA is going to be a trip next year. Miami's going to come out like Mayweather before a fight, probably wearing fur warm ups out on the court. It makes ol skool guys sick to the stomach. Fish don't do it! Don't do it for ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD. Your legacy will be tarnished and believe me you are up there with the most respected guys ever. We love you in LA, Buss just doesn't want to overspend, you gotta understand that. Look 10 mil is outta the question, look at your stats. You just can't get paid that for what you do doing the regular season. Real talk, how bout you just show up in the playoffs and take the 2.5 for that. Your loved and needed, just in a different way at this point in your career. Don't take it the wrong way. It's not disrespect, it's honesty and love. Farmar and everybody else didn't even get an offer to return.

Skyhook: thank you, thank you, thank you. Some of our fellow Laker fans are overly zealous.

And let's not hate on the Heat too hastily. They've been together less than 30 hours. Let's see what they've got. Remember, they've got to run a gauntlet in the East made up of 1) true title contenders insulted that the Threeat are crowning themselves already, and 2) several teams who were jilted and will want a pound of flesh next year. They haven't done anything yet. Let them keep basking and keep talking. Phil's loving every minute of it.

Not to mention an Angeleno who's salivating, like Palpatine turning Anakin to the Dark Side, at the prospect 11 months from now of beating a team with three future HOFers and one "King" on the way to another title.

These guys have overshadowed LA's championship summer, and made a lot of other teams mad in the process. This fall will be intriguing to say the least.

Skyhook: thank you, thank you, thank you. Some of our fellow Laker fans are overly zealous.

And let's not hate on the Heat too hastily. They've been together less than 30 hours. Let's see what they've got. Remember, they've got to run a gauntlet in the East made up of 1) true title contenders insulted that the Threeat are crowning themselves already, and 2) several teams who were jilted and will want a pound of flesh next year. They haven't done anything yet. Let them keep basking and keep talking. Phil's loving every minute of it.

Not to mention an Angeleno who's salivating, like Palpatine turning Anakin to the Dark Side, at the prospect 11 months from now of beating a team with three future HOFers and one "King" on the way to another title.

These guys have overshadowed LA's championship summer, and made a lot of other teams mad in the process. This fall will be intriguing to say the least.

One of the enjoyable elements of fishing.. is the slow pace. You bait the hook...
and you wait...

It requires patience, and a kind of faith. Fishing is aligning yourself with an uncertain outcome.

Our Fish is a Pacific variety, and he's not leaving.. he's just playing hard to get.

Justa.. FishCow!?

now who is going to look like the next MJ at the end of the year?

Noah - I know, I know.... but you gotta admit it's catchy in a kitchy way.

FISH-COW!!! (The ultimate surf & turf).


Again - I know, I know....... I need some vodka.....


 
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