Breaking News: Pam Oliver Spots Questionable Confetti
The following exchange took place during Pam Oliver's interview with Derek Fisher following
Oliver: “I’m looking at the confetti falling down. It’s a pitiful display. The confetti guy might need to get fired, but it’s still a great moment, isn’t it?”
Fisher: “Yeah, this organization has been such a classy and winning organization for such a long time. Been down for a few years, so whatever they want to do, you know, let’s enjoy it, it’s just a great moment.”
There are a couple of great things about this dialogue (aside from the fact that it involves a sideline reporter invoking the rare technique of attempting to completely destroy the moment before asking a question about what a great moment it is):
And Fisher’s response of “whatever [the Jazz] want to do, you know, let’s enjoy it” seems to be a non-confrontational rebuttal to Oliver’s lambasting of the confetti, with the Jazz guard suggesting that having really shitty confetti might just be a choice that a franchise would deliberately make (and would in fact be justified in doing so).
No one ever accused Derek Fisher of being stupid. Not only did he make sure to steer clear of agreeing with Oliver (and thereby didn't join in on her slight cheap shot at the Jazz organization), but more importantly, he managed to avoid angering a far more threatening entity.
Because from what we understand, Confetti Guy knows a little something about holding a grudge.