Kobe Bryant’s former teammate Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers was drafted into NBA in 1996. The two were quite close friends during their NBA career as Lakers. Apart from his professional career, Derek’s personal life was quite speculated. The former has been in relation with the wives of many former NBA players. Among them is the late Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant.
The news of the two datings was speculated when both were seen together at the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas. According to sources, the two were present as the WNBA was honoring the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Apart from them, Vanessa’s 3 daughters were also seen. Derek being the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team was present there.
Vanessa Bryant and family with Derek Fisher pic.twitter.com/Fjmd6p4VFZ
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In the picture, the two were seen sitting and chatting in the luxury box during the game due to which many speculated of the two were dating. However, they were just false rumors and the two have not been seen together anymore. Apart from this, they had just met each other at the time when Kobe and Derek were playing for the Lakers. After the incident, the two haven’t met since then.
Is Derek Fisher married?
In 2015, Derek Fisher was in a relationship with former NBA player Matt Barnes’ ex-wife Gloria Govan. Following this in 2018, Derek and Gloria got engaged. According to sources, they were planning to get married in 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to postpone it. Eventually, the two got married in 2021.
While Derek is a former NBA player and currently the head coach of a WNBA team, Gloria Govan is an actor, who starred in the 2015 ‘Chocolate City’ movie and the 2016 horror comedy film ‘Meet The Blacks.’ Apart from this, she also starred in the Basketball Wives franchise from 2010 to 2016 which was quite a hit.
However, she is also an author and has written a cookbook named A Mixed Girl’s Favorite Recipes. Apart from this she is also an entrepreneur and has over 300,000 followers on her Instagram account. Thus, the two are currently living a happy married life.