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NBA Essentials: Derek Fisher the Clown

Feb 24, 2009 – 6:45 PM
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NBA Essentials provides the must-see links, quotes and videos of the day.

-- "Derek Fisher doesn't care if John Ireland is live." -- NESW Sports

-- "To wish, as most do, for a Rondo with a jumpshot is to wish for a sober Bukowski, a Woody Allen with normal relationships, Obama without the Bush era. Part of what makes him so much better this year, and most of what makes the Celtics tolerable now, is Rondo's embracing of his own destiny and his mandate to all others to get on board." -- Krolik, Free Darko

-- "Fortunately, the NBA has no shortage of dudes who get creative with the hair. But who has both the style and the star power to be recognized solely for his hair?" -- It's Just Sports

-- "Let's say LeBron '09 could switch paces (note that I didn't say "places", which is another argument entirely) with Oscar '62... That means we would have to scale down the Big O's per-game numbers by multiplying them by .715, giving Robertson a far more reasonable line of 22.0 PPG, 8.9 RPG, & 8.1 APG - which are still really good numbers, to be sure, but not as crazy as they looked at the breakneck pace of '62. By contrast, we have to multiply LBJ's stats by a factor of 1.4 if we want to see what they would look like if he played at a 1962-style pace. The results: 40.1 PPG, 10.3 RPG, & 10.0 APG!! As you can see, those 35.5 extra possessions per game really make a huge difference when comparing the two players' stats." -- Neil Paine, Basketball-Reference (via TrueHoop)

-- "With the Cavs off to a franchise-best start and TV ratings to match, the Austin Carr Drinking Game has sports talkers and bloggers all abuzz." --
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