Derek Fisher: Iron Man
Lakers.com – It’s not that Derek Fisher wouldn’t have been interested in playing Robert Downey Jr.’s role in the “Iron Man” series … he’s just been too busy playing in 413 straight NBA games over the past six regular seasons.
The Lakers guard – set to become a free agent on July 1 – has not missed a game since April 13, 2005, when he was a Golden State Warrior.
L.A.’s co-captain then played in the final three games of that season, every single game in 2005-06 for the Warriors, and every contest between 2007 and 2010 with the Lakers.
“It means a lot to me because it symbolizes the commitment and sacrifice required to come to work every day and be available to your team every day,” said Fisher in his exit interview. “That requires a lot of sacrifice. Some of those hot days in the summer when you could be at the park with the kids or going to lunch with your kids, a lot of times I’m working out. It’s worked out well, and I’ve made an investment.”