Veteran point guard Derek Fisher had two shots at another NBA championship. For one, the Miami Heat is reportedly interested in signing him up to join its big three of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. On the other hand, he also has an opportunity to play alongside Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers to go for another three-peat next NBA season.
What made Fisher decide to stay with the Lakers is beyond the money he could possibly earn. After playing eleven seasons with Kobe and winning five NBA rings so far, it was hard for him to leave what he has called home for almost the entirety of his professional basketball career.
The core of last year’s champion team is still intact with Bryant, Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum. With Derek Fisher back in the Lakers lineup next season, they are just as formidable as last year and will surely pose a huge roadblock to contenders like the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. One more ring, Kobe!