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Derek Fisher Lawyers Up, Demands Retraction From Fox Sports

by BSO Staff | Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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Apparently still salty from a scathing column by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock over the weekend accusing him of being a pawn for NBA Commissioner David Stern and the league’s owners (a Cheese Wagstaff to Stern’s Marlo, if you will), NBAPA President Derek Fisher released a statement from his attorneys demanding a retraction from Whitlock and Fox Sports.

Per ProBasketballTalk:

“The statements made in recent articles on the Fox Sports website are inexcusable. Among the many baseless accusations, to allege that I am working with the league for my personal gain is unequivocally false. The implication that I am doing anything but working in the best interests of the players is disgusting, defamatory and a flat out lie. I have issued a letter through my attorneys demanding a retraction for the libelous and defamatory stories the site and reporter have continued to publish.

Regardless of the media reports, the Players Association, our staff, Executive Director and Executive Committee are unified and working side by side to serve our players.

There should be no more distractions. We must continue to negotiate a fair deal for our players.”

There’s little substance or purpose to Fisher releasing this statement or even expecting a retraction from Whitlock, who seems determined to stretch this out as far as he can.

Those close to Fisher don’t seriously believe he’s in the back pocket of the league. The 15-year veteran and five-time champion has a longstanding reputation as a stand up, straight-forward guy.

However, the one thing working against Fish is the long history of NBA Player’s Association Presidents – from Bob Lanier to Isiah Thomas to Michael Curry – receiving cushy NBA jobs after retirement not long after negotiating against the Stern regime.

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  1. Vasha says:

    I do not believe Whitlock, bc he always tries to make black men look bad. Yes, I know he is black, but I have seen his interviews, and he is very brutal against those players.

  2. DCDave says:

    Whitlock is a punk-bitch. And that was a shitty thing to do to Derek Fisher. I wish someone in the media, with integrity, would own up to just how wrong Whitlock was.

    Of course, there are no sources for this that can be attributed to anyone. And Fox doesn’t have to “show its work.” Fisher’s stuck with this hanging out there and the white folks hating on the NBA giggle all the way to a Miami Dolphins game to be entertained. ;-) Yeah. I went there.

  3. ELove says:

    I CAN’T STAND Jason EITHER But that doesn’t mean it it’s TRUE !!! And this Right Here…

    However, the one thing working against Fish is the long history of NBA Player’s Association Presidents – from Bob Lanier to Isiah Thomas to Michael Curry – receiving cushy NBA jobs after retirement not long after negotiating against the Stern regime.

    Is PURE FACTS and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH !!! I’m NOT Putting My Wholehearted Faith in Derek Fisher becuz it not like it ISN’T POSSIBLE (Real)

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