Lakers' Fisher surprised by negative ...

Lakers' Fisher surprised by negative energy in Utah

There are 11 comments on the LA Daily News story from Apr 24, 2009, titled Lakers' Fisher surprised by negative energy in Utah. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The booing caught Derek Fisher off guard. "It was shocking," he said the other day, recalling his return to EnergySolutions Arena last season with the Lakers.

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California Virginia

United States

#1 Apr 24, 2009
What in the world is wrong with Kobe? He just hasn't been playing as well as he had been in the past. He is still great, but there are noticeable little deficiencies creeping up on his play. I hope last night was not indicative of what is to come in the future. Maybe he should go back to being a one-man team; that's what he really wants to be, I'll bet. Of course, it won't happen, regretably. Come on, Kobe, my man, courage. Avanti. Vinceremos.
LAFAN

Diamond Bar, CA

#2 Apr 24, 2009
yea wooo let's boo a guy who had to sacrifice for his family!!! psh no class..his daughter is doing great now since he's back in LA...you utah fans have any respect?? nope...in the meantime fish keep making that net splash & hand em an early vacation while you & the LAKERS continue playin & bring home that title in the finals to the fans that love you!!*God bless you & your family #2*
LAKERS 2009 O SO FINE!!!
Not a LAFAN

San Francisco, CA

#3 Apr 24, 2009
The Jazz fans are a bunch of classless fools! Booing someone who made a decision that was best for his family just proves it. Have some respect for someone who makes a decision that puts his family first. Glad to hear that his daughter is doing well.
Purple hearted

Glendale, CA

#4 Apr 24, 2009
Yeah, whenever I think about those Jazz fans I remember the 80's when we smacked them around and bounced their butts home. i.e.(magic, the big fellow, down the middle to worthy, back to scott...you know what I mean..)So for that to happen to Fish, its a way for those losers to get back at us through Derek.
Lets keep praying for his family and move forward and celebrate again when they choke.
apujac

Austin, TX

#5 Apr 24, 2009
i guess bynum has his rest last night. can't help seeing his satisfied look after he foul out of the game with 4 points. he looked like he was happy with his four point effort. keep it up bynum
Indigogg

United States

#6 Apr 24, 2009
How classless to blame his move back to the Lakers on the daughter, but the Lakers lack the class of old. How far they've dropped in class since the old, boozing, pedophile Dr. Buss has slipped into irrelevence. Now, the concubine daughter is steering the rudderless ship.
tomyupw

United States

#7 Apr 24, 2009
Why should Fisher be surprised when his former coach said publicly his team was not nasty enough! All that negativity should spur the Lakers to play like a champion, and not just talk like one. When the Cavaliers get into the court, they show purpose and determination. When the Lakers get into the court, the express uncertainty and selfish play, especially from their guards.
Minnesota

Hopkins, MN

#8 Apr 24, 2009
The reason the Jazz fans boo him is because his daughter doesn't even receive her treatment in LA. He could have played in Utah just the same. Utah fans believe he used her illness to get out of his contract.
Kevin

Heber City, UT

#9 Apr 24, 2009
I'm a Jazz fan and while I wouldn't have booed Fisher I understand the reasons why some Jazz fans were rubbed the wrong way. When he left, Fisher said he was thinking that the East Coast, mainly New York, was the best place for him to be. In the end, he chose L.A. even though they were still traveling to New York to see his daughter's doctor while living in L.A. There are plenty of direct flights from Salt Lake to New York. Also, the Huntsman Cancer Institute is in Salt Lake and is world-renowned.

Fisher never seemed to be a perfect fit for Utah because he has always been a point guard and was relegated to shooting guard in Utah. As a result, some Jazz fans felt that Fisher was using his daughter's illness as an excuse to leave, since it made as much sense for those fans for Fisher to stay in Salt Lake as it did to go to L.A. That being said, it's not fair to overgeneralize and call all Jazz fans classless, as only a few booed him. Most Jazz fans respect his decision and wish him the best of luck.
Jazz Fan

Salt Lake City, UT

#10 Apr 24, 2009
I love Dereck Fisher. He's a fantastic player. I really hope his daughter continues to do well. The Jazz fans that hate him only hate him because our bench has never been the same since.
canneryrow

Saint George, UT

#16 Apr 27, 2009
I think the way Derek Fisher and Larry Miller handled that situation spoke volumes of the quality of character of the two men. I am so happy for the Fisher family and that their daughter's health continues to improve. Derek is right about one thing, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. Especially, a bunch of assholes impersonating as fans.

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