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Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Phil Jackson, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum discuss 112-104 victory over Clippers

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant

Lakers guard Derek Fisher

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson

Lakers forward Pau Gasol

Lakers center Andrew Bynum

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From Real GM:

Mo Williams [Stinks]: Derek Fisher Is The Hines Ward Of The NBA
Mar 26, 2011 1:22 PM EDT

The Lakers defeated the Clippers by a 112-104 final on Friday night.

On Saturday, Williams delivered a Tweet about Derek Fisher in obvious reference to the confrontation at the end of the game.

"If yall didn't know, D Fish is the Hines Ward of the NBA," wrote Williams. "I don't know if that's a compliment or not. But don't let that nice guy fool u."

Chris Kaman was ejected in the final minute following a demonstrative argument with Fisher following a physical screen. Kaman made a gesture at Fisher to meet him in the parking lot after the game.

Fisher frequently uses his elbow when he is met with a screen on the perimeter.
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And he SELLS illegal screens better than any other player in the NBA! If they had a stat on "Illegal Screens Sold," Fish would lead the league every season.

Fisher has zero skills and he knows it so of course he has to resort to playing dirty. He is too slow to get around screens so he flops, or throws an elbow, or does something else lame. He is a CLOWN who should retire. The Lakers will win the title EASIER with Fish off the team !!!

Ernie Williams/S. Perkins,

Guys, Derek Fisher is going to have one more ring after this season is over and you two will, well... just be complete losers with psychological problems.

So, there's that.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

Posted by: Jon K.


Don't get excited Jonny boy...you know what your therapist says about that.

DFish talked about moving screens being the norm now. This is one of my pet peaves! The Celtics are the worst (just focus on Ray Allen and how he gets so open on those curls and baseline cuts in the next game(s)), followed by the Jazz, then many other teams. Moving screens are rarely called, because they happen almost every play on some teams like the Celtics and Jazz. Until they do, Fish will get thrown around and do his emphasis thing until the refs get embarrased to never call one and finally do.


Kobe said the following things about DFish on the interview above…Maybe it would be a good idea to please remember Kobe's take on Fish...
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He’s solid.
I don’t know what people want from him.
This team doesn’t need a super pg. We have the pieces of the puzzle in place. People still don’t understand what they have in Fish.
They can’t understand players that just do their job…no more no less.

Maybe the S in S. Perkins is for Symone?

That would explain a lot.


LA Lakers 2009-2010 Back-to-Back NBA Champions

Since Kobe talked about Ron Ron's incredible hands being all over the place...my selection today is (shout out to Zaira)

Maroon 5 - Hands All Over
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TcBE_2NfMY

S. Perkins....

What are you inhaling???

Kobe said the following things about DFish on the interview above…Maybe it would be a good idea to please remember Kobe's take on Fish...
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He’s solid.
I don’t know what people want from him.
This team doesn’t need a super pg. We have the pieces of the puzzle in place. People still don’t understand what they have in Fish.
They can’t understand players that just do their job…no more no less.

Posted by: LRob

Kobe is flat out lying when he says Fisher is solid. Just watch the tapes.

Ahhh.... Fish trolls. I find it odd that they come out with Lakers going 14-1 since the All-Star break. But they seem to be ever present. Fish's strengths, unfortunately, require an understanding of basketball, so many fans can't see them.

First of all Fisher barely touches the ball when the Lakers are on offense.
He does not run the offense like a traditional point guard. Second, once he passes the ball in at mid court...he rarely touches it again. So on offense most nights he is a non factor. He gets an occasional assist. He is not a good passer. On defense he cannot stay with anybody so he gets a lot of help. Roams around a lot helping out...and a lot of times gets out of position and is too slow to recover. How is he SOLID !!!

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Like Mamba24...DFish is the glue that holds the Lakers together...

Adrian - anong balita pare...yes the Flips love the Lakers and Kobe very much...

S.Perkins - I have met Jon K in person, and your are completely wrong about the guy...maybe if you met him you would know better...

MM - It was a pleasure to finally meet you at the Portland game...and yes, Mark works very hard during game time...always got his head buried in his laptop...the rumor of MM just chasing Laker Girls during game days are fictitious...lol

Last note: If Rondo keeps pouting over the trade of his best friend, Perkins, Orlando will over take them in the standings and playoff seedings...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!! The Friedman Season...

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Like Mamba24...DFish is the glue that holds the Lakers together...

Adrian - anong balita pare...yes the Flips love the Lakers and Kobe very much...

S.Perkins - I have met Jon K in person, and your are completely wrong about the guy...maybe if you met him you would know better...

MM - It was a pleasure to finally meet you at the Portland game...and yes, Mark works very hard during game time...always got his head buried in his laptop...the rumor of MM just chasing Laker Girls during game days are fictitious...lol

Last note: If Rondo keeps pouting over the trade of his best friend, Perkins, Orlando will over take them in the standings and playoff seedings...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!! The Friedman Season...

Isn't it terrible the way that the Lakers franchise just surpassed ALL expectations as soon as Derek left and when he returned all we could do was compete for Championships in the Finals?

I mean, what the heck? Mitch! You're an idiot! RE-SIGN SMUSH NOW!!!!!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!!

LRob, during the heyday of the music industry (70s-80s), Paulinho played on about 300 albums a year. Including Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson (Thriller, Off-The-Wall, etc.), Lionel Ritchie, The Yellow Jackets, EWF, etc.

He's still "The Percussionist of the Industry" even though the industry is not the same anymore.

Did u get 2 listen to the Seawind I posted, "We Got A Way"? They were a 70s-80s Christian Funk band from Hawaii. Originally, they were on CTI Records & then signed with A&M Records. The lead singer and drummer were married and wrote the majority of their songs. They were the Christian element of the band. "We Got A Way" was a more mainstream, secular song.

Live shows were great. Never played the same set twice until they signed with A&M. Typical of Hollywood. Once signed by a major label they were forced to can their sets playing larger venues with management trying to make them as popular as EWF and Tower of Power. Slowly started losing members as they got bored playing the same routine. They had one chart that never was released on an album called "Tryin' to Find the Time"--A Funk Chart that went through a multitude of time changes without seeming herky, jerky. It was a great chart.

Actually, their horn section (Jerry Hey (trumpet--won his first Grammy Award for EWFs "After the Love Has Gone" horn arrangement; Larry Williams (Tenor Sax & Keyboards); Kim Hutchcroft (Alto Sax & Flute)) & bass player (Ken Wild (fretted & fretless)) became solid studio players in LA. Jerry Hey is the most notable for both his trumpet playing & horn arranging.

Here is our music quiz of the day: This set has something in common with my Laker Fanhood...Hint: How long have I been a Laker fan...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVdnqEyToqg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgRcUtpxh70
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjsH5mT33Pg

Just a small list since I have been a fan:

We have only missed making the playoffs - twice
Championships won - 10
Dynasties - 3
Showtime Era
Shaq/Kobe Era
The Next Generation Era

Is it Playoffs yet?

Very commendable what Pau and a few others donating money according to the points they scored, for relief for the Japanese people in their time of need...

Also Magic matching what ever Pau donates...that is a total of 52K from them alone...

Pau is a class act, a very intellectual person and a great international ambassador for the NBA...

Lewsters, I guess that would make you a Lakers fan for 32 years, since that set of music came from 1979?

jefe - You are the winner...please pick showcase #1 or #2...

Those are the #1, #2, and #3 songs of the year for 1979....

"Lewsters, I guess that would make you a Lakers fan for 32 years, since that set of music came from 1979?

Posted by: jefe101 | March 26, 2011 at 12:38 PM"

I went to my first Laker game when I was in the 4th grade, circa 1966...so I was a fan of the "Logo", Elgin, Stumpy...Wilt when he stopped by....

humanomaly - your are REAL 'Old School'...i have to confess that I missed the whole chapter of Wilt, Baylor, West and that era...

Now back to the Lakers...

Last night's game was definitely a combination of coming off the triple OT and playing down defensively to the level of their opponent.

Tomorrow night's game will hopefully get them back on track. They'll need to reinstate their D to playoff level. Keeping Paul from penetrating and dishing to their shooters. Drew should continue to dominate on D against Okafur.

I don't expect the pick and roll/pop will be as lethal without David West.

Hopefully they won't come in thinking it'll be a cakewalk without West and sleepwalk into the game. Remember a few years back when they got blitzed by Utah without D-Will and a few other starters?


First of all Fisher barely touches the ball when the Lakers are on offense.
He does not run the offense like a traditional point guard. Second, once he passes the ball in at mid court...he rarely touches it again. So on offense most nights he is a non factor. He gets an occasional assist. He is not a good passer. On defense he cannot stay with anybody so he gets a lot of help. Roams around a lot helping out...and a lot of times gets out of position and is too slow to recover. How is he SOLID !!!

Posted by: S Perkins | March 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Like Black Mamba said, "This team doesn’t need a super pg. We have the pieces of the puzzle in place. People still don’t understand what they have in Fish." Apparently, S Perkins refuses to understand. But I think that S Perkins truly believes, in his mind, that his opinion far surpasses that of Kobe Bryant, owner of 5 rings and in the conversation for GOAT. And for a person who has such delusions of grandeur, nothing will knock him down from his/her pedestal.

Unfortunately for this S Perkins, he/she does not realize that the Lakers have reached the pinnacle of professional basketball the last two years - winning two consecutive titles. And even as they look on par to three-peat, he/she must dwell on any aspect of the team that can be remotely construed as negative. For what I'm assuming is a grown adult, his/her fixation (stalker-ish?) on Derek Fisher is quite disconcerting. But once again, I doubt that any amount of rational argument from any of us (let alone Kobe Bryant, who has been by Derek's side since 1996) will persuade him/her otherwise.

To everyone else, however, here's to being true Laker fans and taking joy in the latter part of the season as we gear up for the threepeat. Isn't it so much better to find joy in the game and to share joy amongst others in Laker Nation rather than to dwell on the negative and sulk after every victory?

P.S. After all, it is pretty much scientific fact that chronic stress is debilitating to health and a huge risk factor for a number of diseases. Live and enjoy life a little more, S Perkins!

I don't have anything good to say about Mo Williams. When he was riding high in Cleveland as LeBrawn's #1 sidekick, one would be hard pressed to find a more arrogant and preening player. Remember Cleveland's elaborate pregame sideline routines? He may have more skill than DFish, but Fish is a 5 time champion, something that Mo will never be.

To a person who dwells in numbers and not the hard court, DFish is considered a mediocre player at best. But to someone who played with him and somebody who coached him, he is so valuable that a championship cannot be had without DFish.

Go lakers!!!

As far as DFish is concerned, he takes a ton of abuse as a point guard trying to defend the pick and roll. Most of the centers and power forwards setting screens against him are yoked, blessed with tremendous upper body strength. Combine that with the fact that a lot of illegal screens are set against him, it's natural that Fish reacts with gusto at what he considers to be illegal contact. He's been taking that abuse his entire 15 year carer.

One reason Jordan Farmar and Smush Parker are less than memorable players is that they were both pick shy. They shy away from the contact involved in defending the pick and roll. Fish's own development of his body and the strength that he has allows him to be a physical defender. Of course he can't stop the lightning quick point guards in today's league by himself. Nobody can. But Fish is a good team defender and he doesn't back off from anyone. He's for real.


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