Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson


I'm sure Derek Fisher is a nice enough guy, but he really leveled a cheap shot at Luis Scola last night.  No question about it -- an intentional shoulder and elbow to the neck/head area is a dirty play.  And this is coming from a guy who's had a few other questionable fouls in his career, not to mention a number of ridiculous flops.  

But what is really mind boggling and ludicrous is Phil Jackson dragging Deron Williams into the whole thing.  During and after the game Jackson compared Fisher's hit on Scola to Williams' hit on Bynum in the first round of the playoffs.  Come on Phil -- Williams' play was a hard foul.  Fisher's was an assualt.  To dig that deep you must really be getting nervous (and rightfully so) that the Rockets are going to pull an upset.  Couldn't happen to a nicer squad than the Lakers. . .    

6 comments:

The Crotty Kid said...

Phil Jackson may well be the biggest A-hole on the Lakers. Which is no small feat.

If Kobe is not suspended for game 3, you can bet that David Stern has booked a hotel in Hollywood for the finals.

00Tag said...

Fish better be suspended as well. I am no Scola fan but that was a cheap shot. Is it me, or does Fisher get less and less classy every year. Go Rockets!

Booner said...

GO ROCKETS!

Why would Kobe be suspended?

The Crotty Kid said...

Elbow above the shoulders. Same reason they suspended D Howard.

Pasty Gangsta said...

I dislike Kobe as much as anyone, but I actually didn't think the elbow was a suspendable offense and it looked to me like it landed below the shoulders. An elbow to the chest is a lot different than an elbow to the neck/head.

I would love to see the Lakers play Game 3 without him though. I think they'd score about 48 points.

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