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Even when it seemed clear the Thunder wouldn't resign Derek Fisher this offseason, OKC gushed about him plenty
"Derek Fisher, just being around him, I can tell why he's loved by so many people and why the Lakers won so many championships," Brooks said this summer at the Pelican Hill Golf Club. "He puts everything he has into every possession, every practice and every game. In our practices, he is 37 and he did everything we asked, every drill and every possession. He practices every day. It was great. I don't think we could've gone as far as we did without him. I thought he was terrific and I love him. I really have a lot of respect for him."
"I have so much respect for Fish. I heard all of the stories in the past 16 or 17 years and every one of them is true," Brooks continued. "I've been with him for four months. That guy is as good as it gets. He has integrity. He's humble. He's a professional. He's a winner. You can look back at all the Laker great teams. They all had great players, but you look back at some of the peripheral players and intangible players, those are the players that really get you over the top."