Jason Whitlock recently wrote a column alleging that NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher might not have his union’s best interests in mind. Whitlock cited sources in his story that Fisher was working with NBA commissioner David Stern and had promised to deliver the 50/50 split that the league desired. Well, Derek Fisher don’t play like homie and homie don’t play that game. His response, via the Boston Globe:
“The statements made in recent articles on the Fox Sports website are inexcusable. Among the many baseless accusations, to allege that I am working with the league for my personal gain is unequivocally false. The implication that I am doing anything but working in the best interests of the players is disgusting, defamatory and a flat out lie. I have issued a letter through my attorneys demanding a retraction for the libelous and defamatory stories the site and reporter have continued to publish.”
Whitlock is standing by his report. That includes his requisite references to The Wire. We shall wait and see.