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Derek Fisher’s actions over the past few years have left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouth. He has gained somewhat of an unfavorable reputation around the NBA as guy who gets up and deserts a team when it’s convenient for him. The general public had sympathy for him when he left the Utah Jazz to care for his ailing daughter, but then he did it with the Houston Rockets last year and the Dallas Mavericks this season, so a pattern is being developed and some people aren’t happy about it.
Well Fisher came out to clarify his stance on why he left the Mavericks.
“I was being open and honest at the time and I’m being open and honest now,” Fisher told the Los Angeles Times. “At the time, I felt strong about the decision on a personal level. It wasn’t anything about Dallas or Mark that I was not happy about. Just personally, I didn’t enjoy being away from my family at the time.
“Over the last couple of months, being out of the game and having a chance to reflect on some things and think...
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Former Seattle Supersonic Robert Swift was back in the headlines recently after refusing to leave his foreclosed home that had been purchased. The draft bust finally vacated the premises of the Sammamish (Wash.) home, but his little standoff left quite a nasty situation.
The couple that purchased the home got a news camera crew from KOMO to document the mess left by Swift at...
Between the third and fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers, Heath Kufahl hit the biggest shot of his life.
Kufahl, the volleyball and boys basketball coach at Christian Heritage Academy in Del City, Okla., nailed a half-court shot to win a much needed $20,000.
While it is always fun to see somebody hit a half...
Following the Lakers' 122-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter and gave credit where credit was due.
Bryant sent a tweet to Thunder's Russell Westbrook, complimenting him on his performance.
"@russwest44 was cookin tonight. He's got mamba blood runnin thru his veins . You gave it to me tonight lil bro. C u down the road!" Bryant...
Kevin Durant’s not the only one who can put the ball in the hoop. This lucky Thunder fan hit a perfect halfcourt shot during the Lakers-Thunder game Tuesday to take home $20,000.
Blake Griffin needs to be applauded for finding the humor in the dirty flangrant-2 foul that was delivered to him by Serge Ibaka the other night. While the NBA hit him with a hefty fine, Griffin wisely kept quiet until early Wednesday morning when he decided to get creative with a message from his future self: Kid Blake: Who are you? Future Blake: you from the future… Don’t listen...
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has some anger issues. See also: that time he tried to rip off Mike Dunleavy’s arm. He’s the kind of guy where if somebody came up to you and said “Serge Ibaka just flagrantly punched a dude in the nuts during a professional basketball game,” you’d be all, heh, classic Serge.If you missed it earlier in the week, Ibaka got called...
What comes around goes around as Serge Ibaka is learning. Ibake took an inadvertent elbow from Amar’e Stoudemire during Thursday’s Thunder-Knicks match-up. Stoudemire may now be Blake Griffin’s best friend after Ibaka’s low blow on Griffin last weekend. You can see how bad the injury was at the end of this video:
I had the same reaction when I heard the news, Blake.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Serge Ibaka delivered a blatant nut shot to Blake Griffin on Sunday, the likes of which Kobe Bryant commented ”I probably would have smacked him in the mouth.” The shot was so blatant and so dirty, just check it out for yourself:
I was expecting a major fine and at least a 1 game suspension...
The Oklahoma City Thunder asserted their dominance over the Los Angeles Lakers and the rest of the Western conference tonight with the 122-105 win. Russell Westbrook was spectacular tonight and he was all over the place. Westbrook dropped 37 points, 10 rebounds in the win. The win moved Oklahoma City to a league best 40-3 [...]
In the first quarter of Thursday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/New York Knicks game, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka took a shot from New York's Amare Stoudemire on the chin.As Stoudemire tried to back Ibaka down, Amare inadvertently whacked him in the face and sent the OKC big man down for a period of time:
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka put back the Lakers' Dwight Howard in a big way on Tuesday night.
A month ago, Matt Barnes was suspended for striking Greg Stiemsma of the TWolves in the neck. A few days later, Metta World Peace was suspended for striking Brandon Knight in the face. On Sunday, Serge Ibaka struck Barnes teammate, Blake Griffin, in the groin. Tuesday, Ibaka was handed a lesser punishment than the aforementioned and fined 25K for his actions. Matt Barnes...
In an interview with Zach Lowe of Grantland, former Oklahoma City Thunder analytics consultant Ben Alamar said that the team considered drafting Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez instead of point guard Russell Westbrook.
Alamar said that the Thunder had questions about Westbrook’s ability to be a point guard. When Westbrook’s UCLA teammate Darren Collison got injured, he took...
Kevin Durant had 34 points, including the go-ahead free throws
with 1:38 left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 95-94
victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.
Oklahoma City Thunder (43-16, 26-4 home) at Los Angeles Lakers (30-30, 10-19 away) VS Where: The ‘Peake! When: 8:30 pm TV: TNT (245 DirecTV, 31 Cox, 108 AT&T U-Verse, 138 Dish) Online Stream: Here. Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa View from the enemy: Here. Line: OKC favored by 8.5. O/U – 214.5 Official Game Notes: Here. Projected Lineups: Thunder Lakers [...]