NBA Weekend Awards: Who will win the Billy Joel Trophy?

We are two games into the Finals, and the Warriors are thinking sweep. Of course they were also thinking sweep a year ago, and they proceeded to lose the next game by 30. So the series isn't over yet! (It is probably over.) The Warriors may sweep the series, and they may even sweep the postseason awards, but the Yardbarker Weekend Awards are a more egalitarian pursuit. Let's see...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher arrested on suspicion of DUI after car crash

Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence after he crashed his car on the freeway in Sherman Oaks, Calif., early Sunday morning.The San Bernardino Sun is reporting that Fisher was riding with one passenger, Gloria Govan, in his 2015 Cadillac at around 3 a.m. when his vehicle overturned. Fortunately, neither he nor Govan...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher: Opponents aren’t pushing hard enough against Cavs, Warriors

Derek Fisher played on some of the finest NBA teams of the past two decades and has experience coaching in the league as well, and he’s not buying excuses of a talent gap as the reason behind the sustained dominance of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.Fisher, a former NBPA head, told Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins that, moreso than competitive balance, the...
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May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Lakers offer to help Fisher replace stolen title rings

Derek Fisher had all five of his NBA championship rings stolen during a home burglary this week, but he may be able to replace them even if the authorities are unsuccessful in tracking down the parties responsible for the crime.A Los Angeles Lakers representative told TMZ that the team would be more than willing to work with the companies that manufactured the rings to help Fisher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Fisher has NBA title rings stolen from home

Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher reportedly had his home burglarized this week, and he is now missing his five championship rings.According to TMZ, Fisher told police that someone broke into his home in Los Angeles early Monday morning and stole more than $300,000 worth of jewelry, including his five NBA title rings. Fisher says he left his home at around 7:30 a.m. and returned...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher denies NBA comeback attempt

For a second there it looked like former NBA point guard Derek Fisher wanted to leave the land of coaching and return to the floor as a player. He’s having none of it. The drama started when Fisher posted a video to Facebook in which he works out and it came equipped with a hastag that said “I’m not done yet.” Seems easy enough to make the connection, right? Maybe not...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Rondo: Derek Fisher 'might have blacked out' during 2008 Finals

Rajon Rondo did not take too kindly to former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher’s comments about his ability to beat the triangle offense. Ian Begley of ESPN quoted the Sacramento Kings point guard, who had some strong words to say about the former Lakers guard. “He might have blacked out a couple of times (when) we beat their a– in ’08,” Rondo told reporters on Sunday...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes coyly denies IG post was shot at Derek Fisher

The timing of an Instagram post in which a nattily attired Matt Barnes smirks at the camera gave all the appearances that it was intended to be a smarmy and snarky reaction to the news that bitter nemesis Derek Fisher had been fired by the New York Knicks. Not so, says Barnes. “I liked what I was wearing,” he said before his Memphis Grizzlies squad beat the Brooklyn Nets...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Fisher: Knicks missing playoffs wouldn't be a disappointment

The New York Knicks currently find themselves on the outside looking in on the chase for playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but head coach Derek Fisher insists he wouldn’t view this season as a disappointment should the team fail to reach the postseason. “No. … Disappointment in what? We’re a developing team with a ton of new players,” Fisher said on “The Michael...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes opens up about Derek Fisher fight

Memphis Grizzlies guard Matt Barnes was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher on Saturday. Barnes showed up at ex-wife Gloria Govan’s home in Los Angeles and the two got into it. Barnes reportedly punched Fisher and felt betrayed by his former teammate, as the Knicks coach has been dating Govan for several months. The story...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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