Derek Fisher Releases Statement In Response To Calls To Resign As NBPA President

Derek Fisher has refused to resign as president as the NBA Players' Association, and Friday afternoon, the NBPA responded with an anthology of tweets calling, once again, for Fisher's resignation. Fisher shot back late Friday night with a statement of his own. From Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski:

Fisher says. "..The Executive Committee has now waged a personal character attack on me to divert attention from the real issue. The truth."

Fisher on Exec Committee: "...Their demand for my resignation and their need to protect the NBPA management and their own best interests..."

Fisher on Exec. Committee (continued): ..."instead of protecting the players we were elected to serve is unfortunate."

Fisher, who at 37 currently stands as the senior member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is clearly sticking to his guns, even in the face of an 8-0 vote from the executive board asking him to step down as president. We'll pass on Fisher's full statement as soon as it's made available.

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