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The Fish at Mr. Chow

8/25/2007 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBA star Derek Fisher is back in L.A. to rejoin the Lakers, and more importantly, to care for his ailing daughter. A true champion!


Fisher, who has three championship rings with the Lakers, was released by the Utah Jazz at the end of last season so he could spend time caring for his one-year-old daughter, Tatum, who was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer earlier this year.

Fisher and his wife, Candace, were headed into Mr. Chow for dinner last night, and when asked how his daughter was doing, Fisher said, "Doin' great," and gave a big thumbs up.

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Mechelle    

He is beautiful. I LOVE HIM!

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LRT    

God Bless her. I wish your family blessings. We thought my granddaughter had that disease. If you see a white dot in one eye and a red dot in the other in pictures. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD..

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PUH-LEASE!!!    

COMMENT #1: YOU ARE IGNORANT. SO IGNORANT THAT YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW THE MEANING OF "KARMA". LOOK IT UP... SOBER UP... AND GET A LIFE.

GOD BLESS THIS FAMILY AND MAY HIS DAUGHTER BE WELL.

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me    

The true definition of a man is not how macho he pretends to be, it is how he accepts responsibility and treats those he loves. Derek Fisher is a true man in every sense of the word. God bless him and his family and wish his daughter a full and cancer free life. Way too young to have to deal with something like that.. He is one of those rare athletes that has his priorities in the right place...at home with his family. We could all learn something from him.

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montana mike    

what a great guy derek is. may god bless him and his family, and also watch over his daughter. thanks derek for all the excitement you have provided over the years. i'll always be rooting for you

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deedee1    

I will be praying for your daughter. I have 2 grandadughters who have come down with eye diseases and it's getting to be too common theses days. I commend you for be so young to give so much for your family because people don't ever see the good in a person so you be strong and we wil continue to pray for your daughter a healthy recovery.

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barbarab    

Lot of prayers for you and your family may the Lord put his arms around your family--

lots of love and kisses for your daughter

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Creeder    

In an age where too many professional athletes are poor role models, Derek Fisher is a prince among men.

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zoey    

Derek fisher stay by your little princess she need you more than ever and I hope your sweet innocent little girl make through her cancer she way to young to have cancer she only s little toddler whom should be playing and having fun time instead being in hosptial.

2582 days ago
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Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

My thoughts and prayers, I hope this baby is cured and that this good man and his good wife stay strong and together . Baby Tatum will be fine and will be cured and will use her eyes.


Hunter Tylo, actress from The Bold and The Beautiful, had a daughter wiht eye cancer. She is fine today and had eye replacement.


Why does society not recognize these kinds of NFL and NBA players like this guy. WE HAVE TO START. there are many old and new:
Tim Dunca, Alonzo Morning, TonyParker, Isiah Washington, Emmett Smith, etc.

2582 days ago
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Bunnie    

Good to see TMZ can report some good news once in a while and not always focusing on the trainwrecks (as much as we all love those trainwrecks)

And I am also glad to see that there are still some athletes out there that you can actually look up to and say 'now that is an admirable guy.'

2582 days ago
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cooky    

he is right where he needs to be with his family!!!!!!!!

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ralphie    

Glad to hear it Derek. God bless your family.

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hardworker    

Mr. Fisher, God Bless your daughter and your family in this time of hardship. Dealing with a child with a rae disease is extremely difficult, they are underresearched and underdiagnosed. My daughter has FMF, Familial Mediterranean Fever, a mutation of the 16th chromosome. This is an etnic disease, armenians, Turks, Greeks and persons of Jewish descent. majority afflicted are Turkish children. My daughter is half Turkish and we have tried for 8 years to find out what was wrong with her. It is indeed difficult in this country to find a doctor whom will listen to you and hear WHAT you say, we reached the point where they finally decided it was mental. Repeated requests on our part, as parents, for her to be tested for FMF went unheeded. We found a Turkish generalist/Pediatrician and she was diagnosed withn FMF within 2 weeks. It can make you stronger as a family or tear you down watching your baby suffer so. i hope the beat for your daughter and your family. You will remain in our prayers. Peace and grace be upon you and your lovely daughter.
http://www.rarediseases.org
NORD can be of great help when dealing with a child suffering from a rare disease.

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TRACKER    

MR. FISHER IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A HUMAN BEING.WERE AS I AM SICK OF DMX/VICK AND NOW JAMIE FOX FOR DEFENDING THEM........MR. FISHER YOU ARE INDEED THE MAN! THANK YOU

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