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Saturday, May 15, 2004  

Now that I'm a resident of Los Angeles I feel compelled to watch the last half of game 6... I usually don't get into Basketball, but I suppose if I'm going to watch, there are certainly worse times to choose to do it (and this way I'll at least be able to join the never-ending Bball-centric water-cooler talk.) I don't think you can be labeled a "poser" (the ultimate scorn) in this town.

Sure, the Lakers have Shaq and Kobe, and Malone, but for the past couple of years, I've been telling everybody who would listen that Derek Fisher, on any other team, would be THE star player. Fisher had a few things going against him, first he is a team-player. He passes, which isn't something you always see the guys in gold do. Second, he isn't huge, flashy, or thuggish, which doesn't help him escape the shadow of Shaq, Kobe, or Fox. But he can sink 'em downtown like nobodies business!

Maybe NOW people will listen to me. Maybe Fisher's at-the-buzzer shot, which Marv Albert called "one of the greatest shots in franchise history," will get him some very well deserved recognition.

posted by JMV | 5/15/2004 10:16:00 PM
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