Call off the search. Derek Fisher is alive and well.
After spending last season in the savvy veteran role for OKC, 16-year ironman Fisher took some time off to pick and choose his NBA interests and, most importantly, figure out which team could really use him.
The Dallas Mavericks were that team. Fisher signed Friday and was in the starting lineup Saturday against the Pistons, donning a new number 6 jersey and his white and red adidas adizero Crazy Light Lows for 2 points, 2 boards, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Mavs finally got the backcourt leadership they’ve lacked since Jason Kidd bolted to the Knicks and they got a 92-77 win.
Down in Miami, the surprisingly solid Nets gave the Heat some run for awhile. Per usual, LeBron, in his Carbon Xs, and D-Wade, in his cement WoWs, were too much. Miami outscored Brooklyn 52-30 in the second half behind Wade’s game-high 34 points, with LeBron adding 21, 9, 6 and 1.
Let’s take a look at Saturday’s NBA Kicks, with selections ranging from Crash’s Playoff 12s, Anderson Varejao still burning in original Hyperdunks to Stack playing in Spaghetti, Nate motorboating, and more…