L.A. Lakers: Derek Fisher, King for a Night

Posted: 9th June 2010 by Ian Chaffee in NBA
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"Fame," O.J. [Simpson. Yes, that one.] said, walking along, "is a vapor, popularity is an accident, and money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character."

"Where'd you get that from?" [A.C. "You Know Who He Is, Dammit"] Cowlings asked.

"Heard it one night on TV in Buffalo," O.J. said. "I was watching a late hockey game on Canadian TV and all of a sudden a guy just said it. Brought me right up out of my chair. I never forgot it."

-David Halberstam's epigraph, quoting a Paul Zimmerman Sports Illustrated article, to The Breaks of the Game, almost universally acknowledged as the best book about basketball that was and ever will be written. It seems like Derek Fisher has stood in the shadow of giants his whole career. Maybe that's because the giants stand on ...

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