Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby Menoftroy on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:26 am

If we win this series, I like to see his number with the great lakers all time. What do you think??
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:28 am

No. Only the elite of the elite get their numbers retired. Only the Celtics would retire that number. Hell, they'll probably retire KG's and Allen's numbers.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby khmrP on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:29 am

read sentence, LAKERS ALL TIME GREAT, fish is not that, he has his moments, if he gets it whats to say Robert Horry doesn't get it, or Rick Fox? Those 2 guys did all the dirty work during the 3peat era and didn't get much acknowledgement, other then HOrry for his heroic shots.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby nameant on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:30 am

I think JVG had it right when he said, "If Fisher was a Celtic, he'd have his jersey retired." The Lakers only retire the best of the best. Fish will always be known as a Laker but I doubt we'll see his number up there.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:42 am

No, for the reasons posted above. And not to be a wet blanket, but aren't there enough Derek Fisher threads at the moment? Almost all of which are discussing this very thing.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby ShaqDieselLaker on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:45 am

The Laker Legend from Little Rock deserves it, but like people have said, the Lakers have different rules.
I wish they would.

This is the guy that Kobe calls "the heart and soul of our team"
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby D.B. Cooper on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:48 am

NO!
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby escobar8 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:06 am

D.B. Cooper wrote:NO!
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby RenePerezz on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:09 am

i say YES
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby Lakerman JSJ on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:26 am

I love me some D-Fish, but the answer is no. Retiring too many jerseys takes away some of the prestige. Fisher is on the level of Cooper, just above Horry & maybe Rick Fox to me. Great role players that we wouldn't have won titles without, but who weren't HOF players that deserve to have their numbers retired.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby John3:16 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:41 am

no.

We have players in the Hall of Fame who don't have a # retired, so he really has no chance. But he will probably be rewarded with a job within the organization when he decides to retire.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby escobar8 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:41 am

i love and respect fisher...but he aint even average player...
lakers made him...if he didnt get drafted by us...i am pretty sure he would be with out the job now...
rafters are for the best of the best...
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby OCLakersFan247 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:57 am

John3:16 wrote:no.

We have players in the Hall of Fame who don't have a # retired, so he really has no chance. But he will probably be rewarded with a job within the organization when he decides to retire.



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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby nameant on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:09 am

escobar8 wrote:i love and respect fisher...but he aint even average player...
lakers made him...if he didnt get drafted by us...i am pretty sure he would be with out the job now...
rafters are for the best of the best...


Basically everything you said is false.

"aint even average player"
Yes, Fish is definitely better than average.

"lakers made him"
How do you determine something like that? Hard work and basketball IQ is what made Fish what he is.

"if he didnt get drafted by us...i am pretty sure he would be with out the job now..."
Without a job or without the job now? Not sure what that means but to act like he's a scrub is ridiculous. He played well in GS and Utah.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby hamburgerrrs on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:11 am

No, Lakers only retire HOF's
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby lakerfan2 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:17 am

DFish's #2 Jersey hangs in our hearts.

So many times has he really saved our butts. (and yes, saving Kobe from leaving counts.)
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby ShaqDieselLaker on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:19 am

nameant wrote:Without a job or without the job now? Not sure what that means but to act like he's a scrub is ridiculous. He played well in GS and Utah.

This is true. Nobody makes you, you make yourself. Lakers gave him the opportunity, but he is the one that maximized. There have been so many players that have come and gone in LA, that much is evident.

If Fisher was to leave [no way in hell that happens because Kobe would never allow it] he would immediately be getting calls from Lebron and Pat Riley. That's the kind of respect and reputation he has built for himself. He is a great leader and people should not underestimate the importance of that. These types of players are a very rare commodity, precious gems. He is the kind of guy that can change the entire culture of your team. Fisher is a Winner.
Derek Fisher is the heart and soul of this team- Kobe(Black Mamba)
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby ShaqDieselLaker on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:19 am

lakerfan2 wrote:DFish's #2 Jersey hangs in our hearts.

So many times has he really saved our butts. (and yes, saving Kobe from leaving counts.)

Well said. :bow: :jam2:
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When we win it, it's going to taste much sweeter knowing I played with the injury- Andrew(Lionheart)
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Ron Artest is the Game 7 MVP- Phil(Zen Master)
Q:Pierce says series isn't coming back to LA? A: [Mean Stare]- Derek(President)
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby ragesince1516 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:21 am

Simply put no.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby BadCoaching on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:23 am

I don't know.. he's not what you'd call the best of the best. Would be a :man3: moment looking through all the greats up there then read Fisher.

His career isn't over yet either, if he hits big game shots again (which may very well happen this finals or even next year) he would definitely be in the conversation. He's about as clutch as it gets.. he just keeps winning games it's insane.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby theforumblue on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:37 am

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:No. Only the elite of the elite get their numbers retired. Only the Celtics would retire that number. Hell, they'll probably retire KG's and Allen's numbers.


hadn't thought about it but you might be right. and that would be a joke.

as for fish, some radio dude was saying how lakers need a separate area just to retire guys like fish/horry/coop etc., proven dudes who's come up huge in multiple championships. i don't think lakers need something like that, but it's pretty amazing to think about the fact that lakers had so many big time players.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby Lakers_55 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:44 am

Lakers don't have to retire Fisher's number on the wall to honor him. They could just choose not to let any other player wear it. As others have said, why not just make a small banner honoring the great Lakers role players. They have something up for the Minneapolis players. 'Why is Mikan's #99 not seperate?
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby sm61893 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:58 am

LA will respect him by keeping him after he is done playing. He is good with NBA politics, has a high B-Ball IQ, and is respected by everyone. He may end up coaching or in the front office. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day he ends up being the GM. I personally think it would be cool if they retired his number but by LA standards he really doesn’t deserve it. Like it’s been said if you retire his number then think of how many other players you would need to retire their number as well.
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby AIRBROWN on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:08 am

Give him a coaching job
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Re: Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number???

Postby Nashty Gal on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:29 am

i'm not against it
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