We get a lot of fan mail here at DGS. While we were going through the long list of emails in our inbox, we came across this article written by an anonymous Lakers fan. We know that you’re upset about the trade…it sucks, we get it. Anyways, enjoy the emotional reading of a true Lakers fan.
|We will miss you D-fish|
If you are reading this, it means that we are finally over today’s nonsense and coming to terms with what has happened. You may not know us all too well, but we have been watching from the sidelines for quite some time. Year after year, we have looked upon you as the leader of our troops, the voice of reason to guide us when times are tough, and the constant reminder of how far heart can get you. But most importantly, you have become a brother to us, which is why this is the hardest thing we have ever had to write. Derek Fisher, you will forever be missed in Los Angeles as you leave a Lakers Legend.
Whenever I think of our relationship only one word comes to mind: loyalty. Fifteen years and counting in the NBA and you’ve spent twelve of them in Los Angeles. When you decided to leave LA, the time was right and we respected your decision. It’s hard to find a character like yourself that is so loyal to his organization, and we thank you for that. I cannot explain management’s decision to suddenly change its definition of loyalty, but I can tell you this: we will never forget what you have done for us. At the end of the day, we would have five less banners in the Staples Center without you. No matter what happens, we will always wear our purple and gold number 2 jerseys with pride.
You may not have been the biggest name on our Lakers teams, but you definitely had the biggest heart. Whether you believe us or not, we idolized you. You were a role model for all of us, showing our community that you should never be afraid to take that shot. No matter how difficult, you took that shot, with everything on the line, and you took it with pride. You were always happy and thankful for what you have, and you were never afraid to get emotional to show your love for the game, the team. Your heroics will always have a special place in our hearts. You taught us that anything can happen, and that four tenths of a second can change your life.
There really is no easy way to say this to you Derek, but we’re sorry. We’re sorry for how this had to end. We’re sorry for getting emotional (like how you got emotional for us) but now, there is this feeling in our gut that we wont be able to replace you, your heart, and your leadership. We wish you luck no matter where you go, but ask that you always remember us because we will always remember you.