Derek Fisher urges unity, patience

Updated: September 27, 2011, 8:42 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

In his latest letter to fellow players, NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher called for unity, stressing that "we drive this game" and insisting that he still believes there is a "divide" in the ownership ranks that will ultimately lead to a labor agreement the players can accept.

In the letter, sent to players Monday and obtained by ESPN.com, Fisher preached patience, saying that "we can't sell ourselves short for instant gratification."

Fisher wrote: "Our game has never ...

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