You might have a problem with the Florida Heat, Florida Magic, California
Warriors, California Kings and California Clippers
Who cares about Derek Fisher? He is just another one of those have gun and
travel players, who always say....."you play in Utah". There is nothing to do,
or no place to eat as Bryant Gumbel used to say about Salt Lake City. Why don't
they rename all the teams for their states.....not cities. There are only two
or three cities in the U.S.A. anyway......as in New York, Chicago, and Los
Angeles. All the rest of the sports teams should have their state, i.e. Texas
Spurs, Texas Rockets, Texas Mavericks, Washington Sonics, Oregon Trailblazers,
California Warriors. The only two city teams are in Los Angeles i.e. Lakers and
Clippers.....etc. the rest of the NBA. The rest of the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, etc.
definitely should use state names.
Re: Sloan HaterGetting a second round pick for Fisher. Sorry, but in the
NBA you have to get trades approved by the League and they will not be approved
without a dollar to dollar comparison. As I recall, Fisher was making somewhere
in the neighborhood of $8 Mill per year. That in exchange for a second round
pick would not have been allowed. I, too, am somewhat skeptical
about the reasons Fisher left, but am glad the way things have turned out for
the Jazz. Sloan is a great coach. I hope he stays on for another 5
This drives me crazy. They let Fish out of his contract because he was
OVERPAID! It was a win-win as it cleared salary cap space. His contract with
the Warriors was way to much for a back up point, so get over it.
you guys are seriously dumb because who thinks of themselves when they have an
ill kid who was in risk of dying come on guys show fisher some class
like he shows to everyone else
Are nothing but front-runners. What do the fans have to do with teams winning
championships? Give me a break.
The jazz can play all of the defenses in the world and still wouldn't be able to
stop the Lakers. First if you all guard Kobe he will just dish the ball out to
someone else like he has always done this year. Second if you leave him open he
will kill you. The Jazz better be ready for us cause we are going to beat you
guys like we did last time we played you losers.(P.S. Stop chanting
MVP for Williams cause the real MVP is Kobe Bryant)
You take the best player on every team you play and rip on them, T MAC, Kobe,
who ever it is on every team you play. then you try to compare who's better. D
Williams vs Chris Paul. Can you just apprecaite great athletes instead of trying
to cut everyone down. Get over that inferiority complex and at least act like
you have some class. People in LA don't spend their time cutting down Jazz
players maybe that's why they win championships.
Of course I am just one voice but after watching Brewer this year, I think the
team is fine without Fisher. I think Brewer's numbers all year have been
better, and he has a lot more ahead of him so it has been good for team
development to have him playing. I would also like to see the Jazz win it all,
whether this year or some other I will always cheer for them, but see no reason
to even concern myself with Fisher. By the way, they didn't let him go for
nothing...they got several million dollars of cushion by relieving themselves of
his contract. Not that he was a burden, but if they had traded for someone else
they would still be paying. Sure a draft choice or two would be ok but
seriously fans...how many spots are we looking to fill right now? With Almond
and Fesenko in the wings? Maybe another big guy so they can drop Collins but
overall the team is pretty sound as is. Fisher was good when we needed him, now
we don't...lets cheer for him to have success in life...but not in the playoffs
if we go against them! Go Jazz.
fish took the first bus out of town and made a stupid move by blaming his infant
daughters medical condition on his departure. if that was really the case, fish
would be playing at msg because from last i knew, she was still being treated in
nyc and not la. makes me respect booze even more because his son is being
treated in miami and booze is still here and hasn't made excuses. go jazz
Dude, get a life. Hate only hurts the hater. Why not, "NoSloanFan".There, doesn't that feel better?You're welcome!
You Jazz fans are the absolute worse - get overyourselves and your inferiority
complex. You are all bitter and unresonable - likely because you are all Yewt
fans.You will lose to the Lakers and lose big - Lakers beatable -
not by the Spazz.
What do you mean their regular season had nothing? Last time I checked they won
over fifty games, that seems like a good accomplishment to me.
The Lakers are not a great defensive team--they are beatable. They gave up over
100 points/game in the regular season. That means they are beatable in the
playoffs.They act like they did something by sweeping Denver.
Please!!! Denver is probably the biggest farce in the NBA. Look at their
regular season record and then what were they capable of in the playoffs??
NOTHING!!We can play some defense when we choose to. Sloan has
taught these young players how to play team defense and they can do it when they
commit themselves. We have the only offense left in the West than
can contest the Lakers. They do not like the physical play like we have had in
this series with Houston. We will beat them up win or lose.Get
ready for Sunday Flakers because we will close out Houston tonight.
I completely believe that Fisher used his daughter's illness as a bargaining
chip to get out of playing back up to Deron Williams. Pretty low if you ask me.
That said, if we boo him it will pump up the Lakers and add to the no-class
reputation the fans already have. Boo Kobe all you want, but go silent on the
traitor. On top of that we're better without him, but it would have been nice
to get a trade package out of his split had he just been honest. First let's
see if we can get past Houston's defense.
Fisher was a great part of our team, and had some tough personal circumstances
that led to a weird seperation from the Jazz. He is a model citizen, a family
man, and commited to excellence in the community and the basketball court. We should thank him and applaud him for the good work that he did with
the Jazz, anyone who boos is just a moron looking for a reason to vent to help
them disregard their otherwise mundance existence. Not that you really need to
cheer him too much, since he is on the Lakers who we'll be playing soon, but we
can still think of him positivley.And, honestly, we're even better
this year without him (go Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver).
Let it and Fisher go ... doesn't matter why it happened.Fisher is a
point guard anyway and can't defend the 2's as well - a fact that Ginobli and
the spurs exploited. We could not have afforded to take any more minutes from
Dwill - and now Brewer was able to develop.Fisher was great and I am
glad the Jazz had him - but it seems this move worked out better for everyone
and him giving up 50 point games. Besides, Brewer needed the time to develop.
In the long run we're better off. Good luck to Fisher and best wishes to his
As much as I have debated the Fisher issue and it was not in Fishers favor, it
is time to let it go. If we decide to boo Fisher when he comes in we are going
to throw gas on a fire for the Lakers. Lets not give them any incentive, so as
much as some of us would like to boo Fisher when and if he comes lets cheer him
so they let there guard down and let the players throttle the Lakers. Of course
thats if we get past Houston.
The grudge was fun but isn't it time to forgive and forget? He was special for
the Jazz in the Playoffs last year. What say we treat him special this time
I'm still trying to figure out the Fisher thing. Why did LHM just let him out
of his contract with nothing in return? Why didn't the Jazz let him go find his
"Salt Lake doctors aren't good enough for us" treatment in LA and then the Jazz
could have worked out a compensation package with the Lakers?I just
don't get it. I stop short of accusing Fisher of being dirty in the deal but
I'm not convinced his motives were completely pure.
I think that Kobe should watch his back because we will be coming and we are
going to win at least once in LA. Then we are coming home and winning both. It
will be great.
Fisher and Kobe say Utah in the second round because they feel Utah is the
easier team to beat. It is all about winning. There is no sentiment from
fisher to 'play with his old teammates'. please . Fans that believe that are
naive. Their comments should be taken as fuel to put it to them.
This all seemed to work out great for Fisher. Hope the kid is getting the
treatment that only Millionares can find in LA and not SL. If the Jazz get to
round 2 maybe we will get lucky and Fisher will miss a couple of games or show
up late after a 5 hour flight. Would be nice to still have that guy.
Who cares what Fisher thinks???Didn't read the story...
Kobe knew Houston cannot make it to second round.
kobe doesnt wana play houston in 2nd round