March 29, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher (37) talk as Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) looks on in the second half at the Staples Center. Thunder won 102-93. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Remember when trading away Derek Fisher seemed like a big deal? It likely still is to some, but for the most part people seem to have got over it, for three reasons I think. One, Ramon Sessions has, pretty much, exceeded expectations since arriving from Cleveland. Two, the Lakers have more pressing on-court problems to worry about these days. Three, none of those problems would be cured by inventing a time machine, traveling back to February and undoing the Fish trade. In any event, Fisher's back today for the second time since the Lakers shipped him to... *has to look it up* Houston. Welcome back to Staples, Fish! Again.
Taste the barley and hops, really let the flavors dance on your tongue, whenever someone mentions:
- The scoring title,
- The top seed in the West,
- How Daequan Cook won the three-point contest that one year,
- How the Lakers have three days off before their finale in Sacramento, or
- Fish getting booted as head of the players' union.
Two games left.