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Numbers can't define Derek Fisher

Players like the indispensable Lakers guard won't ever get the notoriety they deserve

Updated: April 8, 2011, 9:48 AM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The career points, assists and other supposed superlatives that define and illuminate stars in our society are suppose to explain precisely why no one ever hears much about Derek Fisher.

The Lakers point guard has never been an All-Star. His career averages don't reach the double-digit plateau. He isn't going to be a Hall of Famer, either. But sadly, there's another reason this five-time champion, destined for a space in Lakers lore someday, doesn't get much ink. And it ...

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