Our old Thunder live chat buddy @MartzMimic — aka Chris Lambert — came up with quite a find yesterday as Derek Fisher-to-the-Thunder talk heated up. It’s a Q&A Fisher did with USA Today in 2009 in which the then Lakers guard professed his affection for Oklahoma City. You can read it here.
As part of their conversation about travel for USA Today’s Destinations package, Kelly Carter asked Fisher what was the most surprising/unexpected place he’s ever visited.
Fisher’s answer: OKC.
“Being in the NBA, you are on the road and in a different city every few days. We have traveled to Oklahoma City, and I was very surprised to find such a sense of community, kind people and was extremely touched by the Oklahoma City National Memorial honoring those who were lost in the bombing of the Federal Building.”
Go ahead, Thunder fans, say it. He had you at hello.