Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 9:40 am  |  19 responses

Derek Fisher Wants All NBA Players to Tweet ‘Let Us Play’

Union president Derek Fisher wants all NBA players to use Twitter today to get across a unified message to fans and team owners. Per SI, which published the latest letter from DFish:


I hope you all received Billy’s letter regarding meetings on both coasts. You are all invited and I look forward to seeing many of you at the Los Angeles meeting taking place tomorrow, Monday, October 10th in the afternoon. I urge each of you to attend if at all possible. We find these meetings extremely productive and informative as we review the status and details of the CBA negotiations, answer questions and discuss next steps.

Chris Paul and I will also be utilizing our personal social networking channels to show the fans and you all, that we are united and want to get back to work under a fair deal.

On Monday, Chris and I will tweet and post ‘LET US PLAY.’ This was used by the NFL players and many will be joining us on Monday and retweeting the same message to show their support for our players. I will also be using the hash tag #StandUnited after all my messages until this lockout is over.
We invite you each to do the same. To show our unity and to remind the fans that this is not our choice and we would like to go back to work and play the game they love to support.

My twitter is @DerekFisher and Chris’ is @OneandOnlyCP3. Please feel free to send me yours so we can support each other.

Again, look forward to seeing any and all of you on Monday at the meeting. Contact me in the meantime if you need anything. Stand united.


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  • marc

    Childish IMO

  • EJ

    In other news here’s what David Stern wants NBA owners to tweet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2oN6ijCNUY

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER


  • bull22

    when derek fisher really means “LET US GET PAID”!….. because they can got to a public gym or outside basketball court to play for free now thay they have all this time on their hands LOL

  • robb

    Some stupid posts here today

  • dma

    Play what? 2k12 just came out. They can play that all they want.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Just accept the g*dd*mn 50/50 split and we can all enjoy basketball again.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    there is no 50/50 split on the table. The League has offered the players 49 percent of 48 percent and with incentives, they can eventually work their way back to 50/50 later in the deal.
    The players have offered to take 51 percent, with the possibility of it rising to 53 percent if the League outperforms it’s current estimates for revenue.
    Just to clear things up.

  • Patrick

    This is stupid imo. Just accept the 50% bri deal.

  • Van City BBall

    just take the damn deal!! oh sorry are u gunna lose a couple of dollars from ur 30000000000 already? if u truly care about the GAME of basketball take the deal!

  • Chukaz

    yeah the owners will give up once the NBA players blow up their timeline. “I can’t keep up, give them 60%!”-The Suns Owner

  • http://www.tampax.com doyouwantmore

    So, Derek is trying to manipulate the media by making players push the narrative that the mean, evil owners won’t ‘let them play’? He’s manipulating public opinion, his fellow players, the negotiating process, and the media. If anything, this kind of media manipulation just makes me support the owners even more. Personally, I think there’s an element of class-warfare happening here. It is so evil to be prejudiced against a man because of the amount of money he has, whether it’s a little or a lot.

  • stayweird38

    I fcking hate derrick fisher. He’s a scrub

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s Mane

    If derek fisher has a twitter why does he keep sending the players letters ?

  • http://www.slamonline.com unf*ckwitable

    Let us play!

  • Groves

    if you really want to play you’ll stop being so damn greedy, it’s been to good for too long

  • Dingo Rob

    No wonder negotiations are going no where with strategies like is

  • KY

    Come on Fish. You really expect me to believe that you care about playing more than the money. “leaving the game in better hands that where we got it” ?? the kids coming out of college weren’t getting paid anything, so getting paid even 50% of the revenue is better than getting the C-Webb treatment #comeonson …i’m going to put that at the end of all my tweets until the lockout ends b/c we the fans are truly losing

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    Give Us Us Free!