This Derek Fisher Speech During Last Night’s Game Was Weak (Video)
The New York Knicks are in the midst of their longest single-season losing streak in franchise history. There’s nothing head coach Derek Fisher would like more than to dig his team out of this embarrassing rut, but speeches like the one he gave his team last night during their loss to the Houston Rockets probably won’t help his cause.
For starters, telling your team that both baskets are the same height and the other team puts their shorts on the same way you do might work with 10-year-olds, but it probably isn’t going to have the same effect on millionaire professionals.
And then there’s the lies. Derek Fisher tells his players that it “don’t matter who it is over there,” but that’s not entirely true when you’re the Knicks and “over there” is James Harden and the far-superior Houston Rockets.
He finishes by telling them to “believe in who you are. You can play the game.” Inspiring words, but anyone who has watched the Knicks this season knows that last line is a blatant lie.
I’m not buying any of it. I wonder if any of the players were? You can watch the rather uninspiring Derek Fisher speech in the video below: