Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/21/12
Derek Fisher hit back at the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive committee after it unanimously called for his resignation as union president, accusing the eight-man group of serving its own interests rather than the league of players it represents. The veteran Thunder guard said he received support from his NBA peers Friday in the wake of the committee's 8-0 vote, which he described as a "personal character attack on me to divert attention from the real issue. The truth." Fisher is pushing for an independent review of the NBPA's business practices under Executive Director Billy Hunter, with whom he has a long-standing feud that became public knowledge in the latter stages of the NBA lockout. Fisher initially received the backing of the executive committee in his recent calls to probe Hunter's handling of the union's financial affairs. But the same eight-member committee later switched allegiance to Hunter -- who said the move for a review was "unnecessary" ...
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