What is wrong with these effeminate girly men who play for the Los Angeles Lakers? Don't they understand that being traded is a part of the game? First Lamar Odom acts like a cry baby about being traded to Dallas, and now Derek Fisher is boo-hooing after being traded to the Rockets.
As you probably know, the Lakers traded Fisher to Houston in return for Jordan Hill on Thursday. It seems that, just like his former teammate Odom, Fisher has taken his sudden trade very hard. Reportedly, even his former teammates, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol couldn't console him.
Bryant, Gasol and Andrew Bynum all said they spoke to Fisher over the previous three days since the Lakers traded him, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“I know it’s hard to go through what he’s going through,” said Gasol, who was almost traded himself. “We’ll see what ends up happening with him, but I’m not sure what he wants to do.”
“Derek’s desire to win a sixth championship is what drives him and will continue to drive him as he moves forward,” said Fisher's manager in a statement.
According to Yahoo Sports, Fisher was so despondent at being traded that he didn't even show up to be fitted for his new uniform. Instead, on Sunday the Houston front office announced an agreement to buy out Fisher's contract. If Fisher passes waivers, he could be a free agent next week.
No one knows what team Fisher will play for next. According to sports analysts, the Lakers might take him back eventually. But due to a clause in his contract, which runs through 2013, the 37-year-old point guard might not play in a Laker uniform until the year 2013.
Fisher was a workhorse for the Lakers. He played in 537 consecutive NBA games over the past five seasons. But the NBA players’ union leader was averaging just 5.9 points — his lowest average in 13 years.