ESPN analyst and former NBA All-Star Jalen Rose has a colorful personality and is an all-around funny guy, and he proved today on Mike and Mike that he isn’t above roasting fellow NBA alumni.
During one particular segment, Jalen Rose implied that people should spend time with their respective valentines because if they don’t, former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher will!
Rose is referencing the well-publicized feud between Fisher and Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes, who were teammates together on the Los Angeles Lakers for a few seasons. Last fall, the two allegedly got into a physical altercation at the California home of Barnes’ estranged wife, with whom Fisher supposedly had a relationship. Barnes was suspended two games as a result of the altercation and though Fisher’s recent dismissal from the Knicks was unrelated, many view the incident as the beginning of the end.
And Rose is simply having fun at Fisher’s expense. The timing of the jab may be off, but it’s still kind of funny nonetheless.
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