December 06, 2011
I'm glad to see you smiling, Derek Fisher(notes). Basketball's supposed to be fun, after all, and it's not supposed to be an endless series of meetings where you have to listen to David Stern say he won't be happy unless you pay him $350 an hour for the right to play and you have to tell Billy Hunter that "I hate your dumb face" isn't an acceptable counter-offer. And now here you are, shooting in the gym, which is really fun. Good for you.
Actually, Derek? I just looked at your field-goal percentages from the past two seasons. You know what's basically the most fun? Distributing! Passing the ball to your teammates so that they can shoot and be happy! That's fun, right?
Best caption wins my particularly smooth and powerful brand of persuasion. (You're welcome, Los Angeles Lakers fans.) Good luck.
Winner, JD: "My name is Leon Phelps, and to those of you that are uninitiated, I am an expert in the ways of love."
NOTE: It wins because clearly JD meant for Dirk to be delivering that line.
Runner-up, Ian: And with that handshake, a new superteam was born.
Second runner-up, Kd: Hollywood continues to destroy 1980s nostalgia with this dreadful remake of "Over the Top."