Archive for November, 2012

Derek Fisher Is Back. Not In L.A.

Posted: November 30, 2012 in Sports

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Mavs Turn To Fisher As Steadying Hand

by caplannba

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DALLAS — Derek Fisher certainly didn’t want the new collective bargaining agreement, the one he served on as a key architect as the players union president, to effectively, and ironically, to push him out the door for good.

As the new CBA last summer forced franchises to be more mindful of obeying the salary cap, many aging veterans such as Fisher, 38, were left waiting for the phone call that would extend their careers.

“I think it’s a combination of a little bit of all those things,” Fisher said Friday. “It’s perception of what I can and can’t do, it’s the collective bargaining agreement and salary cap and luxury tax. It’s where the team feels that where they are in terms of what they need, and then ultimately where I was, in terms of what I felt like was the best situation to be in.”

The call officially came this week from a Dallas Mavericks team needing a rescue at point guard.

Fisher certainly seems to enjoy being back in the NBA limelight — engaging the media for more than 20 minutes — and in a role that certainly appears to be that as the Mavs’ new starting point guard. For Dallas fans, it’s almost unthinkable.

A tag-team dream of Deron Williams and Kidd burst in July and the Mavs moved quickly to trade for youngster Darren Collison. His inconsistent play at both ends led to a benching Tuesday night and appears to have cost him his starting job as the Mavs look to snap a three-game skid Saturday night at home against the Detroit Pistons.

“He’s probably going to be our starting point guard,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said of Fisher. “And we got a great situation with him and Collison because we got two really good players there and I see the real possibility that those guys could play together some, too.”

Fisher completed his first workout with his new team on Friday — proof being a painful elbow to the nose by a player he wouldn’t name. As unlikely as this marriage might be for the Mavs, same goes for Fisher, the beloved five-time champion with the Lakers the club traded to Houston last March. The Rockets waived him and the youthful Oklahoma City Thunder signed the veteran, utilizing him as a key reserve all the way to the Finals.

Employed again, Fisher has the Finals back on his mind, one of the reasons he said he chose to wear No. 6 in Dallas. The No. 2 he wore all those year with the Lakers, Fisher was told by an equipment manager, was off-limits.

That’s Kidd’s former number during his second run in Dallas, which included the 2011 title, and the one owner Mark Cuban has said he’s in no hurry to hang in the rafters after Kidd backtracked on a deal to stay in Dallas and instead fled to New York.

“I play to win, so part of it is wanting another championship ring,” Fisher said. “That’s not something that, obviously today, we’ve put ourselves in position to do. But I just wanted a reminder as to not just singularly why I’m here, but that’s a big reason why I’m still playing, is to win.”

Ring No. 6 for Fisher won’t come easily in Dallas. Fisher is the 11th new face to come in since the start of training camp with Delonte WestEddy Curry and Troy Murphyall having come and gone. Dirk Nowitzki remains sidelined until perhaps mid-December and the team is 7-9 as it begins a brutal stretch of schedule.

While playing without Nowitzki, terrible rebounding and porous defense have all been culprits of poor play, Dallas has not received the stability and reliability needed at the point guard position when under critical moments of duress.

“To see somebody come in and be more poised at it and learn how to really control the tempo of the game,” veteran Shawn Marion said of bringing in Fisher. “You’ve got to know when you come down and you get two turnovers in a row, you’ve got to come down and get your ass into a play. There’s no [messing] around trying to get a third or fourth turnover. You’ve got to know that. That’s a thing a veteran point guard knows and recognizes.”

Marion was referencing the fatal fourth quarter Friday in Philadelphia. Dallas had a two-point lead when Collison committed consecutive turnovers. Four more in a row followed and the 76ers went on a 12-0 run.

That’s Fisher’s job now — steady the ship while showing Collison how.

“Part of being in this business, you’re going to have those stretches where things don’t go so well,” Fisher said. “Those guys that are able to weather those storms and those setbacks and those adversities, and come back and continue to grind and push and be the player they can be, that’s what makes you who you are. That’s what creates champions.”

caplannba | November 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Tags: Darren CollisonDerek FisherDeron WilliamsJason KiddJeff CaplanRick CarlisleShawn Marion | Categories: HT News | URL:http://wp.me/pPQKk-aG7
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You Wont Stop Huh

You Wont Stop Huh

Chris Brown will not be prosecuted for allegedly snatching a cell phone from a female clubgoer outside of a Miami nightclub back in February … TMZ has learned.

We broke the story … a police report was filed against Brown for “robbery by sudden snatching” after he allegedly grabbed an iPhone from a woman outside Cameo nightclub and said, “Bitch, you ain’t going to put that on no website.”

But after a thorough investigation, the Miami-Dade State Attorney tells TMZ … “The Miami Beach Police Department and my prosecutors have reviewed all of the evidence and taken the statements of numerous witnesses, many of whom were interviewed in California, and have determined we are not taking any type of criminal action regarding the incident.”

“We have forwarded our findings to Los Angeles for the probation case review after conducting the same process that every criminal case in Miami-Dade County undergoes.”

Officials say the rapper Tyga was interviewed as a witness in the case — because the phone ultimately ended up in the hands of Devon Blanche — the head of Tyga’s head of security team.

According to police, Blanche told investigators, “Brown may have taken [the phone] because Brown is known to be especially concerned that if photographs of himself with two females got out, it might cause him problems with Rihanna.”

Blanche’s statement was made in February — when Brown was still dating Karrueche Tran.

Tyga also spoke with police … but according to the report, he told investigators Brown DID snatch the phone from the woman.

Tran also issued a statement to police during the investigation — in which she said the woman who owned the cell phone had stuck the phone into Brown’s car … and struck Karrueche in the front of the head.  During the incident, Tran claims the woman dropped the phone in the car … and it was eventually tossed out the window.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2DjnDwdp1

Pau Needs A Change?

Posted: November 30, 2012 in Sports

Pau Needs A Change?.

This Trade Is In Discussion????

Posted: November 30, 2012 in Sports
This Trade is Successful!

Los Angeles Lakers

Owed Tax

$29,859,250

Cap Room

-$42,122,250

  • Player
  • Salary

  • SF
  • 2 Years

  • PF
  • 3 Years

  • PF
  • 3 Years

  • PG
  • 3 Years

Acquiring 4 Players

$21.1M

Hollinger’s Analysis: +1 Wins

With this trade you have increased this team’s projected wins by 1.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Owed Tax

-$8,301,951

Cap Room

-$3,961,049

  • Player
  • Salary

  • PF
  • 2 Years

  • SG
  • 2 Years

Acquiring 2 Players

$19.5M

Hollinger’s Analysis: -2 Wins

With this trade you have decreased this team’s projected wins by 2.

Washington Wizards

Owed Tax

-$11,825,365

Cap Room

-$437,635

  • Player
  • Salary

  • PF
  • 2 Years

  • C
  • 1 Year

  • PG 
  • 2 Years

Acquiring 3 Players

$16.4M

Hollinger’s Analysis: -1 Wins

With this trade you have decreased this team’s projected wins by 1.

Detroit Pistons

Owed Tax

-$2,581,125

Cap Room

-$9,681,875

  • Player
  • Salary

  • C
  • 2 Years

Acquiring 1 Player

$13.5M

Hollinger’s Analysis: +2 Wins

With this trade you have increased this team’s projected wins by 2.

Projected Record Note:
Projected records are based on the PER of the players in each team’s post-trade rotation. Taking into account the players traded and the ability of their replacements, it is possible for each team in a trade to have a better projected record, or for each team to have a worse one, or for one team to be better and another to be worse by a different number of games.

Ron Artest Has A Hot Chick

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Sports
NBA star and stand-up comic Ron Artest aka ‘World Peace‘ and girlfriend Shin Shin seen leaving
from the BOA Steakhouse in Hollywood.
(                                         Image– Source: PacificCoastNews.com)

Are The Lakers Trading Pau For Amare

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Sports
Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pau Gasol when he was with the Memphis Grizzlies

Pau Gasol when he was with the Memphis Grizzlies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RT @NBARUMORS: According to sources, the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are discussing a trade involving Stoudemire and Pau Gasol.

PHOTOS: Nicki Minaj Celebrates “Pink Friday” Fragrance Launch In Sydney.

Is It On Again

 

 

 

Game calls 50 Cent a “zombie” and says that he previously “killed G-Unit.”

On his new single “My Life,” 50 Cent states that Game and Young Buck can “suck a dick.” Not one to bite his tongue, Game has responded to the diss, discussing how he’s feeling about the bars during an interview with Power 106.

“Maybe he got something he want to tell us about his secret life. You know what it is, ain’t nobody worrying about 50. Just ask the people,” he said. “That’s really the best he can do. Buck is in jail and his situation is that and he can’t defend himself form there, but every now and then, you get these zombie movies where no matter how many times you shoot them, they just keep on [haunting noise]. I might need to figure out a different scorpion gun or get a bow of poison, a bow-and-arrow with peanut butter and Skippy on it, I’ma kill him, though.”

Chuck Taylor said that he’s contemplating releasing a sequel to his marathon diss track “300 Bars & Runnin’,” stating that there’s more to say about 50 and G-Unit.

“My freestyle that killed G-Unit, the whole staff, record label and clothes, is 300 bars. I might have to go in and double that up and just really say everything I want to say. There’s more to say.”

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Dr. Dre has been named Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musician of 2012.

According to the publication, the West Coast veteran roped in $110 million in pretax earnings largely thanks to his Beats headphone line. “The brands are so aligned, Dre and Beats, it’s just who he is,” says former Def Jam president Kevin Liles. “If you look at the biggest earners, the guys have been doing it for 20 years … what’s happening now is people are really telling their truth.”

Additional artists to make the cut include Rihanna, who ranks at No. 12 with $53 million, and Diddy, who ties with Katy Perry at No. 15 with $45 milion. Beyonce and Jay-Z come in at No. 18 and 20, respectively, with $40 million and $38 million. Kanye West makes the cut at No. 22 with $35 million, tying with Adele for the same position.

Head over to Forbes.com to read more, and check the full list below.

1. Dr Dre – $110 Million
2. Roger Waters – $88 Million
3. Elton John – $80 Million
4. U2 – $78 Million
5. Take That – $69 Million
6. Bon Jovi – $60 Million
7. Britney Spears – $58 Million
8. Paul McCartney – $57 Million (tie)
8. Taylor Swift – $57 Million (tie)
10. Justin Bieber – $55 Million (tie)
10. Toby Keith – $55 Million (tie)
12. Rihanna – $53 Million
13. Lady GaGa – $52 Million
14. Foo Fighters – $47 Million
15. Diddy – $45 Million (tie)
15. Katy Perry – $45 Million (tie)
17. Kenny Chesney – $44 Million
18. Beyoncé – $40 Million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $39 Million
20. Jay-Z – $38 Million
21. Coldplay – $37 Million
22. Adele – $35 Million (tie)
22. Kanye West – $35 Million (tie)
24. Michael Bublé – $34 Million
25. Sade – $33 Million