|No. 6 - Dallas Mavericks|
|Born|| August 9, 1974 |
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Listed height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight:||210 lbs (95 kg)|
|NBA Draft:||1996 / 1st round / 24th pick|
|1996-2004||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2004-2006||Golden State Warriors|
|2007-2012||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights awards|
|Derek Fisher at NBA.com|
Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player who plays at Point guard in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder . He is also the President of the NBA Players Association.
Fisher is a 1992 graduate of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was selected 24th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, and spent his first eight seasons with them. He averaged double digits in points in three different seasons (2000-01, 2001-02, and 2002-03) and won three consecutive NBA championships with the team. An underrated part of the supporting cast behind superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Fisher made a vital contribution to the 2000-01 playoff run, which the Lakers stormed through with an NBA record 15-1 mark.
Fisher's daughter was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in 2007, and he missed a game and half of the 2007 NBA Playoffs versus the Golden State Warriors to be with her for the surgery. He came back for game 2 to help lead the Jazz to a two game lead over the Warriors.
In July 2007 the Jazz released Fisher, so that he could care for his daughter. His former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, picked him up on waivers.
Fisher is the younger brother of former NBA player Duane Washington.
Despite heavy criticism during the 2009 playoffs, Fisher was instrumental in the Laker's pivotal game 4 (June 11, 2009) victory over the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA finals. He hit a three pointer over Jameer Nelson with 4.6 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime, and hit a tie-breaking three pointer with 31.3 seconds remaining in overtime to help send the Lakers to a 3-1 series lead. The Los Angeles Times described these gargantuan shots by stating, "After his two jaw-flooring three-pointers led the Lakers to a 99-91 overtime victory against the Orlando Magic in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, you'll now officially be seeing him forever." Fisher stated that his actions in Game 4 of the 2009 NBA Finals were "even greater than the .4 shot because now we're as close as possible to the NBA title." Fisher was right. The Lakers went on to win their 15th NBA title, beating the Orlando Magic in the Finals by a margin of 4 games to 1. This was Fisher's fourth time winning a championship as a professional.