Lakers’ Derek Fisher Joins Sparks’ Broadcast Team

Pretty cool news. Glad to see Fisher bringing his personality outside of the Lakers and into the broadcasting booth. Very cool, make sure to check out the tv broadcasts and also check out the very exciting Sparks!

Our Sports Central: Three-time NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Derek Fisher is using the off-season to be a guest color analyst on five Los Angeles Sparks telecasts on the Fox Sports Network, it was announced.

Fisher joins veteran play-by-play announcer Larry Burnett, who is in his 11th season as voice of the Sparks. Fisher began his guest commentator role July 1. Other telecasts Fisher will work are July 6 vs. Phoenix, July 14 vs. San Antonio, Aug. 28 vs. Sacramento and Sept. 1 vs. Minnesota, which is on FSN West. The other telecasts are on FSN Prime Ticket. Fisher also serves as president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

“I’m excited to be working with the Sparks,” said Fisher, a 12-year NBA veteran. “The front office has done a great job in assembling a crowd-pleasing and entertaining team to watch.

“Talking about basketball comes very easy to me. It’s something I’ve been doing my whole life, so it’s great that I get the chance to share my knowledge and experiences with basketball fans.

“I’d like to give the fans at home something interesting to listen to. I can tell them what a coach might be saying to his or her players during an important time out. Or what kind of play a team should run during a key possession.”

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  • lakrfan4life

    yay, go fish!

  • bluekang

    I was actually watching a couple minutes of the game a few days ago and I was like, “Is that Fish?!”

  • http://www.vladehasaposse.com Tim M.

    Really cool. I’ve been watching Sparks games just to get my basketball fix lately… this is going to bring a lot more viewers to the telecast.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

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    Yea, the Sparks are VERY EXCITING this year too.

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    That is so cool. I love watching the Sparks play!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • http://Thelakersnation.com lak4lif

    awesome he gets to see cooper coach,thats great.

  • LN1

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    same here. it fulfills my purple and gold needs for the summer.

  • Farmars_inner_Jordan

    yeea go FISH!! ur such a class act!! chick hearn is proud of you!!

  • Rutland High school Basketball region champions lady canes

    hi! we are the Rutland High school(lady canes) Varsity basketball region champions and we would like to say that we think that Derek Fisher joinning the sparks broadcast team is great its good to know that the NBA and WNBA cares about the world but also each other. they are like us and our boys basketball team we are like sisrers and brothers no matter what.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!