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Kobe gets his confidant back

Derek Fisher's return to the Lakers is a huge relief to his biggest fan: Kobe Bryant

Updated: July 13, 2010, 3:56 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Derek Fisher did not want to leave. He also did not want to beg.

Modest and humble as he always comes off in interviews, he is a proud, confident man.

Proud of what he's done in his 14 seasons in the NBA and confident in what he can do in what will be at least three more, as he decided to re-sign with the Lakers on Monday.

"I don't really get overly concerned with who can come in and do what I do better than me or replace me," Fisher said last month when we ...

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