Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher

Basketball Player

Derek Lamar Fisher 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 (NBPA). Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fisher started out his basketball career at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Derek Fisher.


1974 Birth Born on August 9, 1974.


1996 21 Years Old 1 More Event
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 Lakers in the 1996 NBA Draft, Fisher spent his first eight seasons with the franchise. … Read More
2000 25 Years Old Due to a stress fracture in his right foot, Fisher missed 62 games out of the 2000–01 season.
2002 27 Years Old By 2002–03, Fisher had firmly established himself as the Lakers' primary point guard, starting in all 82 games. But after the team was eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals by the eventual champion Spurs that spring, followed by the signing of veteran point guard Gary Payton in the summer, Fisher was demoted back to the bench for the 2003–04 season.
One of Fisher's finest playoff moments came in Game 5 (May 13, 2004) of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals between the Lakers and the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. … Read More


2005 30 Years Old In the 2005–06 season, Fisher averaged 13.3 points a game, the highest season scoring average of his career.
Fisher was acquired by the Utah Jazz on July 12, 2006 in a trade that sent Keith McLeod, Andre Owens, and Devin Brown to the Golden State Warriors.
…  Fisher's dramatic Game 2 entrance and performance against the Warriors was nominated for Best Moment in the 2007 ESPY Awards.
Throughout the 2009 NBA Playoffs, Fisher faced criticism about his age and lackluster defensive performances against younger, quicker opposing point guards.
In 2010, he won his fifth NBA Championship with the Lakers. … Read More
The Lakers, in 2012, traded Fisher to the Houston Rockets, who bought out his contract and waived him. … Read More
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