Lakers' Fisher has all the answers

The veteran candidly answers questions about age, work ethic and contributions to L.A.

Updated: July 5, 2010, 4:46 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LAS VEGAS -- Derek Fisher speaks in paragraphs, not sound bites. Like his remarkable career, every answer is filled with an uncommon depth and thoughtfulness.

But on this afternoon, I expected him to be talked out. Less than a week had passed since the Lakers had closed out the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to win their second straight title, and Fisher had spent most of that time on a dizzying coast-to-coast run of public appearances.

After meeting with Lakers ...

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