Derek Fisher had a few things to get off his chest after Adam Silver and the NBA side had their turn at the podium on Thursday. Fisher just let it all out as he opened his comments by calling out the owners, blasting the lies that had been told and railed against negotiations he called a sham.
Fisher opened with a purpose, telling reporters:
"I want to make it clear: You guys were lied to earlier."
"They're interested in telling you one side of the story that is not true."
"There were comments coming out of (NBA news conference) that were simply not true..."
Just minutes earlier, Silver told reporters the players had refused to come down from a 52.5 percent revenue split, citing it as the downfall of the latest round of talks.
Fisher: 50-50 was a move that was made Oct. 4 "Obviously they have no intention of moving from 50."
"We made several moves on the tax...Brought it down...They're dead set on running the table."
The press conference was basically a large venting session, but that didn't make it any less fun. Fisher showed plenty of fire while going after the owners and accusing them of being less than honest, both at the negotiating table and to the public.