The phone calls and text messages will presumably be coming soon, if not already, from the old friend and the sage coach who want to team up with Derek Fisher one more time.
Kobe Bryant won five NBA titles alongside Fisher and nearly a sixth thanks to Fisher’s legendary point-four fling in the 2004 playoffs.
Phil Jackson guided Fisher to each of those championships, with Fisher embodying the coach’s Zen presence more than any other Laker on the court and in the locker room.
In the Hollywood version of this story, the trio would reunite for one more run at glory, Fisher coaching Bryant while Jackson cajoles them both from the Lakers’ front office.
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