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All Fisher continues to do is just win

Veteran guard often has to defend himself, but when playoff time arrives, so does he

Updated: May 28, 2010, 10:08 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Numbers have never been Derek Fisher's friend. He's the shortest (6-foot-1) and oldest (35) player on the Los Angeles Lakers' roster, and if you judged his career off his statistics (8.7 points and 2.6 assists) you surely wouldn't rely on him to be anything more than a reserve if you were building a championship team.

Yet there he is, year after year, in the starting backcourt of a championship contender. Not because of his blazing speed, uncanny shooting ability or playmaking ...

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