No matter how vastly the Los Angeles Lakers improved their point guard situation by acquiring Ramon Sessions during the trade deadline, every Laker fan felt their hearts sink when they heard that Derek Fisher had been shipped to Houston.
Fisher needs no introduction.
His leadership, intangibles and clutch value cannot be matched by anybody else. His five rings are a testament to his work ethic and ability to stay cool under pressure.
Some of the most memorable moments in Laker history came as a result of Fisher's awe-inspiring ability to come through when it mattered. Even if Fisher had an atrocious ball game, he would rise above the occasion with under a minute left.
Here are the eight greatest moments of Derek Fisher's career in a Laker uniform.