In the clip above (via Truth About It), Danny Granger and Paul George, quite literally, stand behind Derek Fisher. And given what Danny said in response to a reporter question regarding JaVale McGee , I think we can infer that the Pacers captain is fully behind his union president in a figurative sense as well.
I’m not sure if you heard, but Washington Wizards uber-athlete/OK basketball player JaVale McGee decided to stop by union meeting yesterday. When I say stop by, I mean it. He came. He saw. He apparently eat. He left. During his exit stage left, he also ran his mouth. When asked by reporters outside the meeting if some players are ready to get back to work, McGee said, “there’s definitely some guys in there saying that they’re ready to fold, but there are some guys, a majority of us, are ready to stand strong.”
As Wizards writer Kyle Weidie points out, McGee is certainly being truthful here. (For the record, McGee later denied saying this but reporters have it on tape and all so, yeah, he did.) But this is one of those times that the union would have preferred he said nothing. PR isn’t going to decide how long this lockout lasts and, yeah, I respect the earnest assessment, but you might wanna just stop talking for awhile.
Union prez D. Fish’s response? “Let me says this: the person who spent the least amount of time in the room can’t make that statement,” said Fisher.
“Yeah. He was there 10 minutes,” added Granger.
“[McGee] is in no position to make that statement on behalf of the group,” said Fisher.