Derek Fisher Not Considering Retirement, at all

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It appears Fisher isn’t considering retirement. The long-time Laker and Kobe’s sidekick in championship crime is set on returning to play. When asked about retirement, Fisher made it clear:

“That’s not even a thought,” Fisher said Tuesday.

He also believes this current team, constructed as is, would be able to compete for another title.

“I’d take the same exact group of guys and line ‘em up and lace ‘em up and we’d get the job done,” Fisher said. “That’s what I believe can and will happen.”

A lot of fans tend to criticize Fisher but he is one of the toughest players in the league. Do you believe he will finish out his career alongside Kobe Bryant or retire earlier than Kobe?

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  • Odom the player

    This guy would never retire even if , which is does mean the detriment of the team. If he wants to play, play somewhere else.The guy is out of gas. All the great player know when it’s time to leave. It shows this guy is only looking out for himself, not the betterment of the team. Goodbye

  • TrueFan

    He is a true grind it out, get it done, lets do this player. I would never ask for anyone else along side Kobe since the beginning. One of the toughest, truest, do it for the team players ever. The man bring stability, strength, guidance, and that infamous late game step up action that Lakers thrive on. He is a true Laker. I cant wait to see his Jersey hung, and him siting on the sideline as head coach. DFISH2!!

  • ilikebasketball

    that’s fine, essentially with me, if we can get a quick defensive minded pg to back him up.
    but i dont like that hubris, to say the same team as is could do it. we obviously need to bulk up our bench! and maybe get rid of artest for a tougher younger power forward.

  • wally

    I think D-fish would serve best as a back up PG at this stage, keep him but bring in a fast and young PG for Fish to nurture and be a mentor to, and if need be, play Fish as a starter in big games.

  • Anonymous

    I’m fine with that, as long as he isn’t starting.

  • http://twitter.com/KingKongManu Manu Schreibmüller

    guys u have to think befor u talk….most likely there is no trade this
    summer! so why should we put fish as a back up pg? and older and slower
    pg running with brown barnes odom? thats stupid… fish belongs to kobes
    side… so please stopp that back up talks… play him less minutes?!?
    ok maybe… but start blake would be stupid… if we keep the triangle
    (shaw as coach) fish is the best pg out there to run it…period!

  • Anonymous

    I think he should come off the bench too

  • laffsatu

    29 nba teams say thank-you,let the under-achieving begain AGAIN…

  • Sir

    Fish, you’re delusional. Please stop lying to yourself and us fans and retire to the front office. Thank you for your time.

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    Well I always said he was a good bench player. We should keep him for bench “production” (yeah right) and still go out for a quick guard.