Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/6/13
Derek Fisher’s actions over the past few years have left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouth. He has gained somewhat of an unfavorable reputation around the NBA as guy who gets up and deserts a team when it’s convenient for him. The general public had sympathy for him when he left the Utah Jazz to care for his ailing daughter, but then he did it with the Houston Rockets last year and the Dallas Mavericks this season, so a pattern is being developed and some people aren’t happy about it. Well Fisher came out to clarify his stance on why he left the Mavericks. “I was being open and honest at the time and I’m being open and honest now,” Fisher told the Los Angeles Times. “At the time, I felt strong about the decision on a personal level. It wasn’t anything about Dallas or Mark that I was not happy about. Just personally, I didn’t enjoy being away from my family at the time. “Over the last couple of months, being out of the game and having a chance to reflect on some things and think...
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