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Derek Fisher’s ‘DWTS’ debut was roundball-inspired corniness (vid)

Derek Fisher became the latest athlete to test out their dance floor chops as a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars.” While Fisher’s debut performance on the long-running dance competition’s 25th season wasn’t a godawful train wreck, it was somewhat cringe-worthy in its corniness.

Fisher, 43, a five-time NBA champion and former head coach of the New York Knicks, showcased his basketball handles with a dribbling demonstration before engaging partner Sharna Burgess for a salsa dance.

As mentioned, it wasn’t an utter embarrassment, just somewhat cheesy, what with the Lakers-inspired, purple and gold, pseudo-basketball uniform jumpsuit.

Either way, Fisher took to Twitter to showcase his moves from Thursday’s show.

And there you have it. Get down with your bad self, Mr. Fisher.

For what it’s worth, Fisher and Burgess scored an 18 out of 30, which apparently isn’t all that great. Then again, the top score for the night was 22 out of 30, meaning Fisher may not be entirely out of the running just yet. Although that might come soon enough. Yeah.