LOS ANGELES - Saying that it is simply just a business matter and nothing more, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss [Pronounced: BUS] today issued a statement that he is seriously considering trading Derek Fisher to Slovenia.
Buss stated that contrary to reports which appeared in several sports publications he is not trading Fisher because he was the leader of the anti-owners movement, or because he badmouthed Disneyland, or even because he is way shorter than the average NBA basketball player.
The Lakers owner spoke with Sport Territory Magazine's Tango Brisket and said that the reason he was trading Fisher to Slovenia was because Fisher had told him back in the summer that he wanted to live in Europe to be near the vineyards of Italy, which he (Fisher) has an obsession with.
Fisher reportedly told Zydeco Dupree of iRumors that Buss was not telling the truth and that he did not give a rat's anus about the vineyards, wine, Europe, or even the fact that the little country of Slovenia has several excellent soul food restaurants including The Yo Yo Yo Chicken Wings To Go Diner and Cousin Cora's Collared Greens & Grits Outdoor Cafe.
According to reports coming out of Slovenia, the owner of the Slovenia Grapecrushers basketball team, Krisko Brezovica, remarked that Mr. Buss did not want a player in exchange for Derek Fisher and added that he had said that he would gladly settle for just five cases of wine.