Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who was a rookie with Bryant with the Lakers in 1996 and won five championships in 13 seasons together, still wasn’t ready to share his thoughts on Bryant’s decision.

I have to process that myself. What he has accomplished deserves the right type of statement or expression. It shouldn’t be something that’s randomly spit out at a media availability after practice one day. I think it deserves more purpose than that.

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Kobe and Fisher through the years