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Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher
NameDerek Fisher
TeamLos Angeles Lakers
Height Ft6
Height In1
Weight Lb210
Number2
PositionPoint guard
Birth DateAugust 9, 1974(age 42)
High SchoolParkview Arts and Science Magnet
Birth PlaceLittle Rock, Arkansas
CollegeArkansas-Little Rock (1992 1996)
NationalityAmerican
Draft Round1
Draft Pick24
Draft TeamLos Angeles Lakers
Draft Year1996
Career Start1996
Team1Los Angeles Lakers
Years11996 2004
Team2Golden State Warriors
Years2  2006
Team3Utah Jazz
Years32006 2007
Team4Los Angeles Lakers
Years42007 present
Highlights *5× NBA Champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)

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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 (NBPA).

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.


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