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Derrick Fisher will take a few weeks to decide what’s next

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Derek Fisher has some options, now that his season is now over. He can

A. retire and chill
B. coach the Los Angeles Lakers
C. coach the New York Knicks
D. come back for a 19th season

Whichever one he will do is yet to be determined. Now that the Thunder’s season is over, Fisher will take some time to decide what’s next.

“It’s not that many hours since postgame at this point,” Fisher said during the team’s exit interviews. “I’m still struggling with the results of last night. I haven’t got a chance to talk to my wife and kind of step back emotionally from the end of the season. That’s important to do, so that whatever is next, there has to be a separation from the end of the season and what just happened and then I can go from there.”

Can Fisher coach a New York Knick team with Carmelo Anthony and an unknown roster for the next year or two until the Knicks can fill that roster with talent? Or would he choose to coach his good friend Kobe Bryant and the youngsters that they will be undoubtedly filling in the next few months?

Choose wisely and carefully D Fish!

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Wade and Durant Gatorade commercial (video)

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At first look at this commercial, I thought it painted Kevin Durant in a bad light.It went back to a bad time in his career, having lost the NBA Championship to Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. Never would I think that an athlete would allow a moment like that to be used for a commercial.
But I continued to watch and saw what I think was pretty creative. If you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t ruin it for you.
Take a look

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Chris Bosh to start tonight? Maybe…

Game 2 of the NBA Finals is tonight and the Miami Heat are looking to swing things their way with hopefully a split series and having to spend the next 10 days in Miami.

Coach Eric Spoelstra may have dropped a few clues as to if he was changing his starting line up tonight to have Chris Bosh return to his normal place in the team rotation.

“The way we use Chris might be a little different, like the way we used him in the regular season,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said this morning at the Heat’s shootaround. “I think he’s gotten his feet wet enough and we’ll need him to be a little bit more of who he was.”

Having Bosh off the bench did give Miami some needed firepower from the reserves,  but this is crunch time. Bosh has maintained that he was feeling better and better each day and his health was of no concern any longer. Plus he was playing starters minutes coming off the bench anyway.

Let’s see what happens…

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Lil Wayne cries about bad treatment in OKC

 

Well Damn. What the hell did they do there…call him a ni@@ar?

Apparently Wayne is not too happy about some sort of treatment he got while at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night.

Is OKC, Boston West?

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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NBA Finals Game 1 recap; Thunder are good, but calm down

Sometimes I just wish people in sports would remember things that happen two weeks ago in the sport they are watching before they write the obituary on a team, person or coach.

The Boston Celtics, after a grueling 7 game series with the young and spry Philadelphia 76ers, flew down to Miami to begin their series with the Heat. A lot of folks, who were already counting the Celtics out, said that the Heat would win Game 1 and maybe 2. They did, and when the Celtics lost, a lot was talked about their previous series, the age of the players (which has been discussed for 3 years now) etc., etc. 

Sure it may have been a foregone conclusion that the Heat should have easily  gotten by the aging C’s, but as the great Lee Corso says every Saturday on College Game Day on ESPN…”not so fast my friend”. 

The Celtics gave the Heat everything they could have handled…all the way to the 4th quarter of the 7th game of the series. Eventually fatigue and a great defense set in. Oh, and age.

But go back to game 1 of that series. Everyone felt the rested Heat should have beaten the Celtics and they did. However in game 2, when everyone had the same amount of rest..what happened? Overtime, the Heat outlast the Celtics 115-111. Rajon Rondo poured in 44, remember? He had a heck of a game.

Now, should that have been a bad sign for the Heat if they took overtime to beat an aging Celtic team? Maybe, but that’s why they play a best of 7 and not a best of 1 or 3.

Here’s where folks forget recent history so quickly. The Heat get out to a quick start versus the Thunder in game 1, and some people are starting to fall in love with it, and beginning to think the Thunder are overwhelmed. Never mind that Westbrook and Durant admitted to being nervous at the tip. The Miami Heat players are human too. Could adrenaline and excitement have been the cause of them running the offense and defense almost to a “T” in the 1st half, then fatigue being the problem in the 2nd half.

Can’t forget about the extra sme-dium tight rotation as well. James Jones had a migraine and could not help out at all. You really gonna trust Norris Cole out there for a few minutes, versus Westbrook or James Harden, in the NBA Finals? I love Norris Cole, but um..let’s slow down with that.

The rotation, the defensive lapse can all be adjusted. It’s Dwyane Wade and his first half lack of production is the thing that we look to see if it can be adjusted. He is the key to this series. Lebron shows up and gives you what he gives you (30-12-8). Wade sounded pretty defiant in the post game presser saying things like “I’m a winner” and “This was a feel out game”. Ok. We know you’re a winner and I’ll buy the feel out game thing. But it’s not like your first halves have been great D. I’m just saying.

So in closing, as coach Eric Spoelstra said after game 6 in the conference finals, “nobody likes having dirt thrown on their face when they are alive”. The Heat aren’t dead. Yet. Let’s see what happens in Game 2.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Kevin Durant’s emotional moment with Mom

It’s a tradition after every Thunder home game. Kevin Durant walks over to his mom, gets a hug and a few words of encouragement, a kiss and then he’s off to the locker room.

But I have a feeling after beating the Spurs at home on Wednesday night, this was probably the best hug-words of encouragement-kiss they’ve had yet to date.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Kobe Bryant and the postgame press conference

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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James Harden to be named 6th man of the year

After a pretty good season and suffering a vicious blow to the head courtesy of World Peace, James Harden will get the due that so many people feel he deserves.

Best guy off the bench!

James Harden is expected to be formally introduced today as the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, according to The Oklahoman. The team has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon in which they are expected to make the announcement.

Harden played a major role off the bench this season for the Thunder. The 22-year-old has averaged 16.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 31.4 minutes per game. Out of the Thunder’s 62 games this season, he started just two.

Last year, Harden averaged 12.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City.

Harden also received votes for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Metta World Peace elbows James Harden in the ear (video)

Metta World Peace just turned back into Ron Artest in an Indiana Pacer uniform.

Metta dunked on the OKC Thunder, and as he was running up court he celebrated and got a little too excited as he clocked James Harden with his elbow in the ear.

Check the video, and make your own assessment as to if he meant it or not.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Kevin Durant destroys Roy Hibbert (video)

The only question I have is, why did he jump? Why Roy? Why???

gif-a-tized!!!

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.