R.I.P. to any chance of seeing Derek Fisher suit up for an NBA team again ... 'cause the 5-time champ says his playing days are OVER -- despite rumors of a comeback.
There were reports the 42-year-old was making a serious push to get back in the league back in the summer. Fish also posted impressive basketball training videos with the hashtag "Imnotdoneyet."
So, when we saw Derek and his family serving up food to the needy at the L.A. Mission Wednesday, we asked him to give the truth on the situation ... and it sounds like he's really done for good.