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Lakers Nation Bids Farewell, Thank You to Derek Fisher Reviewed by Momizat on . Although the NBA is a business and the front office has to make moves to better the team, whenever a class-act player gets traded, it hits the heart. The Los An Although the NBA is a business and the front office has to make moves to better the team, whenever a class-act player gets traded, it hits the heart. The Los An Rating:
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Lakers Nation Bids Farewell, Thank You to Derek Fisher

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Although the NBA is a business and the front office has to make moves to better the team, whenever a class-act player gets traded, it hits the heart. The Los Angeles Lakers have just traded Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Hill, someone who won five titles with the franchise.

Fisher was not just an ordinary bench player who racked up rings by watching Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal take over games. He constantly hit big shots for the team and although he did not score the most points, he was on the floor when they game mattered the most for a reason.

Throughout his career, Fisher made clutch shots and often helped the team’s stars finish out games in the fourth quarter. Whether it was in the regular season or in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the coaching staff trusted Fisher with the ball in his hands.

However, the bond Kobe Bryant had with Derek Fisher was what made his presence on the team so special. The fact that these two players came into the league as rookies and fought through so many battles was quite touching. They won five titles together and trusted each other no matter what. Their relationship on the court was evident and even though Fisher was getting a little old, seeing him with Kobe was always refreshing.

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The entire Lakers Nation would like to thank Derek Fisher for all the great memories he brought the team. Lakers fans will always remember Fisher and his .04 shot against the San Antonio Spurs. There was also a time when Fisher took over Game 4 of the NBA Finals when the Lakers were playing the Orlando Magic. And most recently, Fisher sparked the Lakers in Game 7 of the 2010 Finals en route to beating the arch rival Boston Celtics.

Derek Fisher will start another chapter in his life, and it seems as though it will be the final one in his NBA career. It was  expected that Fisher would end his career as a Laker, but as the saying goes, ‘all good things must come to an end.’

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Ramneet is a senior writer for Lakers Nation and has been contributing his thoughts on the Lakers and the NBA since 2010. Follow Ramneet on Twitter @RamneetSingh24.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711816529 Bernadeen Kustom Fitted Willia

    I already miss him in his lakers jersey

  • Bboyjet24

    Derrick Fisher was a great PG who has been with the lakers for a while, He will be remembered :D Thank for everything.

  • http://twitter.com/rvpartsguy rvpartsguy

    Another great video…. D. Fish you will be missed !!  LAKER 4 LIFE

  • Retta82003

    DEREK FISHER..TO ME YOU ARE THE BEST. AT MOST TIMES YOU HELD THAT TEAM TOGETHER AND HELPED THEM WIN MANY OF TIMES. I WANT TO TELL YOU THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. THE NBA ASSOCIATION AND COACH MIKE ARE TRYING TO DISMANTLE THE LAKERS AND THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB BY TRADING YOU. I AM VERY UPSET THAT THEY TRADED SO UPSET THAT I WILL NO LONGER BE A LAKER FAN ANYMORE. IM PISSED. BUT THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE . LOVIN #2 A.K.A. #TEAM D.FISHER

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYMVC2WEBNC36BULFRWDY3RIMI Kyle

    My favorite Laker, D Fish….thank you for everything.

    And to the writer Ramneet, please proofread your articles. Fisher’s shot was 0.4 seconds, or .4 seconds, not “.04″ seconds. I remember seeing an error in another one of your articles a few weeks ago =/

  • Lamar

    I hope fisher retires then sign on with the lakers for 1 dollar like jerry rice did for thr 49ers that way he will be able to retire a laker.That would be the classy thing for the laker’s organization to do for a player that has meant so much for the franchise.Sad to see him go.

  • Bogus Move by da Lakers

     I recommend a Boycott of all things Laker if they do not win the Championship this year. After all, they made the trade thinking it was for the “betterment” of the team right?

  • Yellow Mamba

    emotions aside, this was the CORRECT move by the Lakers.  As hard as it is to see Fish go, it was necessary.  Thank you Fisher and your jersey definitely belongs in the rafters at Staples Center.  Its the beginning of a new era in Laker land… 

  • Glenn

    D Fish, always love you, your passion, your leadership, and most of all the Content of Your Character, you will always be a Laker

  • myhoneyclaire

    DFish definitely one of the most memorable Laker for me. I grew up watching the Shaq and Kobe ages where they started as a team and eventually became a championship team. I have seen for ages and believed for ages that DFish is an amazing player and an even more amazing Laker. He has made so many clutch shots and won the game for the team when he was depended on. I still believe that DFish should retire as a Laker and I’m NOT happy about him being traded. 

  • http://coachdesignz.wordpress.com/ coachD

    Im still shocked Fish was traded. It’s their last run together with Kobe. Stacking points isn’t the role of Fish, but to gather the team together, lead them, that’s what he does. I just hope the #2 and #24 jerseys will be hanged at Staples Center after this is over.

    Fish looks better in Purple and Gold.

  • Glenn

    Fish, a class guy, will be missed, .4 .4 .4 .4 .4 .4 .4  over  Spurs is my best memory

  • Sweet

    WTH was Mitch and Buss thinking!! For all of you who hated to see D-Fish go, we fans have all the power! It’s our money that made them rich! This was all about money–no loyalty involved for the great contributions that D-Fish made to this team and helped to bring five championships to LA–just money so we should ban together and hit this Laker organization where it hurts–THEIR POCKETS! Don’t buy any game tickets or anything relative to the organization financially. A luxury tax, a death tax, they won’t have to deal with those things if they don’t have big bucks coming in. Instead of just voicing your feelings then rolling with the punches, we can do something about it. Make them pay for the decision to get rid of a core part of the team. Perhaps then
    they will come up with a better solution to make the organization/TEAM stronger.  Kobe is livid and so am I!

  • Happycamper26

    Derek fisher is Kobe’s “scottie pippen”

  • Victor122296

    D-Fish!!!! MAn you are truly going to be missed.   I am a true laker fan and remembered you when you first came into the league.  I will never forget the Orlando series when you hit them back to back 3s man.. Good Times!!!  I highly doubt Luis Scola is goin to give u crap cause if he does Re-introduce him to your elbow!!! haha.   Thank you for all the yrs you put into this organization.   U are a  TRUE LAKER and was committed to the team.  That jersey BETTER be hung up there with the great ones…   D-Fish aka Mr. COME-THROUGH!!!! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XAHJMMQGDSVE5FDR7SCGOPRPL4 linda s

    I am really sick about Derek and I know Kupchak could have avoided trading him; Fisher should have been a Laker for life; they should have found something for him in the front office and let him retire, but to move him now almost at the end of his career is pretty callous.  Kupchak may get the surprise of his life…maybe they will walk him out the door in shock.  Fans keep their seats filled and money in their pockets.  I would like to burn up his twitter and voice our dislike!  We have power too, you know.  I am seriously thinking of a way to let Kupchak know how we feel.  Maybe Magic could have come up with something.  They kept him around.  Fisher should have had the same chance.  We love you Fisher!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7XZFIQGIOF4L6EUNMA7UUDCRQU yahoo-7XZFIQGIOF4L6EUNMA7UUDCRQU

    PLEASE TRADE MIKE BROWN AND MITCH KUPCHAK FOR HOWARD~!

  • http://twitter.com/MissSimple24 JCalls婧天才

    i’m so sad i can’t believe what has happened…..TAT

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZH6FUZRL22QEASI5BWO2TWU5SY elf

    retire fish i cant see u in another uniform. i wish u the best ……. FFFFFFFFFFFFIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chucky43087

    any chance he gets waived and returns to lakers in 30 days? like ilgaskas did for the cavs?

  • Richardson88

    This trade truly hurt me to the core! I know that Fish’s stats are down this year, but why couldn’t they have kept him on the bench to come in when the game was on the line as he could still hit the big shots! The very least they can do for this man who has contributed to much to the team is to retire his jersey. I wish Fish all the best and thank him sincerely for all the wonderful moments he provided us with and for all that he did as a Laker. Good luck Fish and God speed!

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