July 2, 2010
L.A. Lakers point guard Derek Fisher recently celebrated winning his fifth NBA championship with the Lakers in an exciting final series with the Boston Celtics that went all the way to Game 7.
On Monday, July 5, 2010, Fisher will hold a Q&A session with press from Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan over Cisco TelePresenceTM.
Fisher will relive the exhilaration of the keenly contested finals. A few highlights of the series:
- The L.A. Lakers' series-clinching win over the Boston Celtics was the most-watched NBA game since the 1998 NBA finals.
- Derek Fisher had the highest three-point field goal percentage (42.6%) in NBA finals history.
- The NBA listed his "0.4 shot" as the 18th-greatest playoff moment of all time.
The session will be broadcast "live" over the Internet at the following link:
Monday, July 5, 2010, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Singapore time)
About Derek Fisher
Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers, whose NBA career has spanned more than 14 years. He currently serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association.
Born in Little Rock, Ark., Fisher started his basketball career at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Selected as the 24th pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1996 NBA draft, Fisher spent his first eight seasons with the franchise. During this time, he played a role in the Lakers' "three-peat" and was the third-leading scorer on the team behind Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Fisher has played in 199 career playoff games, the fifth-highest total in NBA history. He ranks second all time in NBA finals three-pointers made (43), behind former teammate Robert Horry. Only he and Kobe Bryant have played in all five of the Lakers' most recent championships.