What Does History Teach Us About NBA Players Who Immediately Become Coaches?

Tuesday the New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their head coach. Less than two weeks ago Fisher was the backup point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. By hiring Fisher the Knicks became the second New York City basketball team in as many years to hire a player in his first year of retirement as a head coach. The Brooklyn Nets tapped 19-year pro Jason Kidd a year ago.

2014 MLB Draft: Ranking the top 25 prospects

The 2014 MLB Draft kicks off Thursday night at 7 p.m. Eastern on MLB Network. While baseball’s draft doesn’t get the kind of publicity of the NBA or NFL drafts, it is just as important to the future of the league.

With that in mind, here is a look at the top 25 prospects available in this year’s draft, with detailed scouting reports for each player.

Are Derek Fisher and Kenyon Martin Starting an NBA Trend?

Thirty-somethings are dominating the NBA these days.  They’re everywhere, making their presence felt in crunch-time.

NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Hold Team Meeting; Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher Speak

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in the news lately for their failures on the court and the incessant trade rumors swirling around the team. On Thursday in Minnesota head coach Mike Brown canceled practice and instead scheduled a film review at the team hotel, then followed that by inviting the players and coaches to speak their minds.

Hey Kareem…why so serious?

Does anyone know why Kareem Abdul-Jabbar decided to be the turd in the Lakers’ celebratory punchbowl in this picture? Jerod has a theory or two (none of which make any sense).

NBA Finals Recap (Game 3): D. Fish Steals the Show

Well, Game 3 wasn’t the most exciting game of the series, but it sure did have a great finish for Derek Fisher and the Lakers! See how he showed us, yet again, age is simply a number.