Derek Fisher 'Did you know?' Fast facts about the newest Thunder player

Point guard Derek Fisher has chosen to wear the No. 37 with the Thunder in honor of his age. Find out who the only three NBA players ever to have worn No. 37 are.
by Berry Tramel Published: March 22, 2012

Notable NBA 37s

Derek Fisher has worn No. 2 and No. 4 throughout his NBA career but is wearing No. 37 with the Thunder, in honor of his age. In NBA history, only three other players have worn No. 37:

Jack Smiley, Fort Wayne Pistons, 1948-49

Nick Van Exel, Golden State Warriors, 2003-04

Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers, 2009-10

Notable sports 37s

Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks

Tommy Casanova, LSU

Larry Centers, Arizona Cardinals

Pat Dobson, Baltimore Orioles

Pat Fischer, Washington Redskins

Rodney Harrison, New England Patriots

Lester Hayes, Oakland Raiders

Carnell Lake, Pittsburgh Steelers

Gerald Riggs, Atlanta Falcons

Steve Rodgers, Montreal Expos

Casey Stengel, New York Yankees

Dave Stieb, Toronto Blue Jays

Doak Walker, SMU

Arkansas-Little Rock alum

Derek Fisher is the fifth player from Arkansas-Little Rock to play in the NBA. The other four:

Myron Jackson, 1987-88

Jim Lampley, 1987-88

Pete Myers, 1987-98

Joe Stephens, 1997-00

1996 draft

Derek Fisher was the No. 24 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, one of the better classes in league history. Fisher has played in 1,154 NBA games, more than any other member of a draft that included these notables:

1. Georgetown's Allen Iverson, Philadelphia

2. UMass' Marcus Camby, Toronto

3. Cal's Shareef Abdur-Raheem, Vancouver


by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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