It is extremely courageous to come here and be with us after taking care of his personal business during the dayNBA: L.A. Lakers 101, Denver 99 Dec 20, 2003
It has been an amazing nine months since August, with Chick Hearn's death all the way to nowJackson out for Game Four May 11, 2003
Tonight we set the tone early, and those first few minutes in the third period were extremely importantL.A. Lakers 120; Minnesota 90 Apr 30, 2003
I do think there will be an effort, at least from our part, to have some type of feeling about where this is going by the time we go and talk to our players on Thursday in Las VegasNBA owners, players hold lengthy meeting Sep 08, 2011
At the end of the day, there's one person I could not turn away fromFisher stays with Lakers under new deal Jul 12, 2010
Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American professional basketball point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His NBA career has spanned more than 14 years, during which he has won five NBA Championships. He currently serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fisher started out his basketball career at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Selected with the twenty-fourth pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1996 NBA Draft, Fisher spent his first eight seasons with the franchise. During that time, he played a role in the Lakers' "three-peat", and was the third-leading scorer on the team behind Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. After his success with Los Angeles, Fisher signed with the Golden State Warriors, but was later traded to the Utah Jazz, where he helped lead the team to the Western Conference Finals. Due to his daughter's health, he asked to be released from his contract and rejoined the Lakers in 2007. In 2010, he won his fifth NBA Championship with the Lakers. Only he and Kobe Bryant have played in all five of the Lakers' most recent championships.
As of 2011, Fisher had played in 209 career playoff games, the fourth highest total in NBA history. He ranks second all time in NBA Finals three-pointers made (43), behind former teammate Robert Horry. He has the highest three-point field goal percentage in NBA Finals history (42.6%). The NBA listed his "0.4 Shot" as the 18th-greatest playoff moment of all time.