I’m happy for Derek, the NBA isn’t the only place he’s wanted.

TMZ: TMZ has learned the New Orleans Saints are determined to get Los Angeles Lakers star Derek Fisher into their locker room for opening day … because they believe Fish holds the key to back-to-back championships.

Sources close to the deal tell TMZ that Derek “has been asked by the Saints to address the team before their home opener in N.O. on September 9.”

We’re told the team especially wants Derek to talk about what it takes to lock down consecutive championships “as he did with the Lakers.”

Fisher personally received calls from coaches and “other team staff” — and we’re told the courting worked … because Fisher agreed and will be in the Superdome to pump up the reigning  Super Bowl champs before they take the field.

  • lakers2000

    Good for Fisher! Go Vikings and Lakers!!!!

  • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

    I guess they couldn’t afford Kobe.

    • I know it

      just like this site can’t afford real writers . . . joke

  • lakers0828

    Awsome Maybe the Saints are thinking about Moving to LA after all

    • laughoutloud

      WTF you talking bout, why the fuck would they move. They wouldnt do it to the city or the people of New Orleans, C mon Man!

  • Robert.

    Fish is getting more work this summer than the others! (except LO, who’s in FIBA). Way to go, Fish! First a TV host replacement (Jim Rome), now a motivation speaker.
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    He can study Chris Farley’s technique: “You ain’t worth squat!!”. Just kidding – it’s probably an honor to be pumping up the Saints.
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    Like someone else said here, there was a chance years ago that they would have come to LA, but I don’t think that will happen now. That would have been cool if it happened – we would have had a football championship here by now!
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    Is Fish still President of the Players Assoc.? I think he did a decent job there.

    • laughoutloud

      Fish is President, Ratliff is Vice …. lol

  • realtalk24

    Derek Fisher a better public speaker than Kobe.

    The Saints to California nope they are signed till 2025

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Rich

    Fish! <

  • Zac

    Kobe wouldnt do it asnyway hes an Eagles fan lol

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    martard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leo

    I wonder how much he’s getting paid.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    KOBE as a public speaker….like when him and vanessa were airing out some dirty laundry?lmao…keepin it real.

    • 242LakerFan

      What do you even know about laundry? You don’t DO laundry! You’ve been wearing the same panties for so long, when you get tired they just walk by themselves!

  • Ron Hawk

    The fact that Fish is a great human simply elevates his status as a great competitor. Years from now, when it’s all said and done, Fish could still be relevant because of his magnificent personality and the fine choices he has made in life. If he doesn’t deviate from this path, if he maintains this clean-cut flawless image of a loveable man, he could well be an accomplished sportscaster and a public speaker. A number of players have had greater secondary careers after retirement than their primary careers. I wouldn’t be surprised if 20 years from now he’s more relevant than the best of them, when Kobe is just a great past athelete who retired 10 years earlier, while Fish is an everyday personality on ESPN.