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Derek Fisher takes on media giant

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08:09 AM ET 11.02 | Derek Fisher has opened a fight on a new front. [Fisher] is demanding a retraction of two recent foxsports.com stories, saying they were "libelous and defamatory" in a statement released Tuesday night through his publicist. The president of the National Basketball Players Assn. was annoyed that a foxsports.com column Monday suggested he had met secretly with NBA Commissioner David Stern and was willing to accept the owners' hard-line proposal of a 50-50 split of basketball-related income. The players association publicly has toed the line at accepting 52% of BRI. The column also alleged there was a rift between Fisher and players association executive director Billy Hunter.

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November 2, 2011  08:48 AM ET

He's objecting to the first story that makes it sound like someone at least has a brain and is willing to act reasonably. Figures.

Between Fischer and Hunter, the players will be lucky to get minimum wage by the time they are done destroying the players union

November 2, 2011  09:10 AM ET

We all know its true.

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November 2, 2011  09:25 AM ET

You Lost The War, Bro.

November 2, 2011  09:33 AM ET

Financially the owners will be fine during the lock out. Not so much the players since they depend on the monthly income to support all of their expense. Not every player is making a ton of money outside of basketball.

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November 2, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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He's objecting to the first story that makes it sound like someone at least has a brain and is willing to act reasonably. Figures.Between Fischer and Hunter, the players will be lucky to get minimum wage by the time they are done destroying the players union

It's funny because its true. And the players put those two fools in charge. Hunter a want to be tough guy, and Derek "The Flopper King" Fisher as your union leadership? The players should have found a circus clown and a wino to lead them in the lockout. They would have done a better job.

November 2, 2011  12:07 PM ET

Stern leaked it

November 2, 2011  12:25 PM ET
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We do? And by "all" am I included in that? Because I'm here to tell you that I know nothing of the sort.

exactly....furthermore, i am jus sooo shocked how people claim 2 know wut discussions happen behind closed doors....jus 4 us all 2 find out they couldn't have been farther from the truth....goodness.

November 2, 2011  12:26 PM ET

I guess Whitlock clearly pissed the man off.

November 2, 2011  01:20 PM ET

i just want to see basketball. i dont care what the players or owners make. mabey it should be 50\50. ifnot i agree with the idea to just cancel all year so i can stop waiting

November 2, 2011  03:09 PM ET

Fox not only reports questionable political news, but now they a fabricating within the sports world??? How raw!!!

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November 2, 2011  05:15 PM ET

The more you deny, the more likely its true

November 2, 2011  11:55 PM ET

Fox Sports is a bigger pile of dog dung then their miss information spreading Fox News Channel. And After 2012 the Lakers will no longer be broadcast on Fox Sports.

November 3, 2011  12:57 AM ET

It's the sports version of FauxNews. What? You expected them to report the truth????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?!

November 3, 2011  01:08 AM ET

Clearly, dealing with the likes of Stern, is above Fisher's pay grade. They should have simply hired a professional negotiator. Billy is just as clueless as well.

 
November 3, 2011  02:52 AM ET
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Clearly, dealing with the likes of Stern, is above Fisher's pay grade. They should have simply hired a professional negotiator. Billy is just as clueless as well.

Yes you must know, can i have your tickets to the next negotiations.

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