Derek Fisher may be playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder with a diminished role, but he will always be remembered for his big shots and plays in the post-season as a member of the Lakers. Fisher hit a plethora of clutch shots while with the Los Angeles Lakers, and fans of the team will always respect Fisher and his career.
We looked at our favorite Derek Fisher shots, but now the man himself gave his top four shots. Many will be surprised by the outcome as the number one spot occurred when Fisher was a member of the Utah Jazz.
4) May 13, 2004: Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs
Zero point four seconds. That is all that is needed to describe this incredible shot. It was perhaps Fisher’s greatest game winning shot, and definitely the most improbable.
The Lakers faced a one-point deficit in the post-season versus the Spurs with only 0.4 seconds left to play. The odds were against the Lakers, but the veteran guard threw up a shot and it hit nothing but net. It wasn’t Kobe Bryant who took the shot, it wasn’t Shaquille O’Neal or even Karl Malone, it was the small guard from Little Rock.
3) June 11, 2009: Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic
The Los Angeles Lakers faced the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals and in Game 4 the team had a chance to go up 3-1 series lead. However, the Lakers faced a deficit in the final minute and it looked like the Magic would even up the Finals.
However, the Lakers once again relied on Fisher to come up clutch and he delivered. First Fisher nailed a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. And then in the extra session, Fisher hit another three with 31.3 seconds left.
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