After scoring 11 fourth quarter points, 16 for the game, Derek Fisher cried in his post-game interview with Doris Burke.
Why the hell was he crying?
No one but Derek Fisher seems to know. He had played his best game of the playoffs and his team had won. He has won 4 NBA titles and made crucial plays, crucial shots before. So why was he so emotional after this particular win, this particular clutch performance?
I don’t know and I don’t care–there should be no crying in basketball unless your season or career has just ended. If the Lakers and Fisher win the 2010 NBA Finals, Fish can cry all he wants, he’ll have earned the right to celebrate the season however he sees fit. But crying in the middle of the NBA Finals because you helped your team win a close game? Unacceptable.
I thought I disliked Fisher before tonight–he just seems like a complete phony. But after tonight, I thoroughly dislike–maybe even hate– Derek Fisher. Not only did he just destroy my team’s chance of going up 2-1, but he cried about it like a baby afterward. Give me a break. Pau Gasol is supposed to be the one crying on the Lakers.