Derek Fisher Being Accused of Being in David Stern’s Back Pocket
The best way to break up a Union is to get them fighting from within.
David Stern as a mob boss knows this better than anyone else. Is this the reason he has been cozying up with Derek Fisher? Now the Player’s association is questioning Fisher’s loyalty.
NBPA president Derek Fisher was prepared to accept the owners’ proposal of a 50-50 split of basketball-related income and promised commissioner David Stern that he could get the players’ union on board, FoxSports.com’s Jason Whitlock reports. Billy Hunter, the union’s executive director, and at least one other member of the PA’s executive board confronted Fisher on Friday morning to convince him to “reassess his 50-50 push,” according to the report.
Fisher and Hunter “haven’t been on the same page throughout this lockout,” Whitlock writes.
Kobe Bryant agreed with Fisher, his Lakers teammate, that the players should accept 50-50, but Hunter remained firm in his stance that they should accept no less than 52-48, a source told Whitlock. Hunter and the executive committee member convinced Fisher to hold to 52 percent, but not before they questioned his relationship with Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver.