Derek Fisher Is "Jefferson Smith" (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)
Does anyone honestly think NBPA president Derek Fisher knows what he's doing? Similarly, when Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart) filibustered for half the movie in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, did you really think he knew what the hell he was doing? Clearly, he was talking to make sure he was breathing. Isn't this what's happening with Derek Fisher and the NBPA? Even NBA veteran Jerry Stackhouse recently said he doesn't want Fisher negotiating his deal. Furthermore, in a recent letter to NBA players, Fisher says: "Interesting times right now. The clock is ticking and we are aware that games are being lost, our jobs are on the line as are those of all the arena workers and business owners impacted by the lockout." SHOCKING. Still, let's hope Fisher's filibuster ends up paying off.