Forgot to post this when it occurred, about 10 days ago but...
I was driving home along Grand Avenue when I had to stop for a car to park in front of me. As the guy got out of the car, I knew that he seemed familiar. Now I was at a stop light and kept watching this guy get out of his big Hummer or Mercedes Box SUV thing and then I realized it was Fizer. I immediately rolled down the window and yelled "You Suck, Fizer!" due to force of habit. He looked at me, the light turned green, and I drove away.
I don't think he's on an NBA roster anymore, but it made me think about what a horrible pick that was and how badly Krause got screwed when whatever deal he had made fell through. Reminds me of the Bears drafting Benson even though a solid but unspectacular Jones is already in the fold. Does anyone know if there was a specific reason other than poor play that no one is taking a chance on him?
Here's another Fizer story
One more Fizer story that sums up his career: CRG and I were at a game and had seats close to the Bulls bench, where Fizer was parked most of the 03-04 season. Somewhere in the middle of the game, maybe halftime, Fizer got up and took his headband off and looked around for an aodring fan to give it to. A guy next to us yelled "No one wants it, Fizer!" in the dead silence that was (and still largely is) the cavernous UC. I think our whole section exploded in laughter and Fizer probably sat back down and had a good laugh with E-Rob about how much money they were making for doing nothing.