In the summer of 1997, the Celtics released Fox, and he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He played and started in all 82 games during the 1997–1998 season, averaging 12 points per game.
Fox also played high school basketball in Warsaw, Indiana.
After two seasons (1984–1986) at Warsaw, Fox was projected to have a very successful senior season.
Mc Cord, 27, an anti-human trafficking activist who recently went public about the sexual abuse she faced as a teen, reportedly split from boyfriend Dominic Purcell last December, after three years of dating.One of the reasons they went their separate ways was reportedly because the 33-year-old Buffy The Vampire Slayer star had moved back to her hometown of Boston while her 44-year-old partner has chosen to stay in Los Angeles.star Anna Lynne Mc Cord and retired Lakers small forward Rick Fox put their love on display at a pre-Super Bowl event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Thursday night. S Super Bowl lounge at the W Hotel with friends, but was soon joined by Mc Cord, who came a bit later.As a member of the Celtics, Fox became the first rookie starter on opening night since Larry Bird in 1979 and made the 1992 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 8 points per game.Fox played off the bench his first two seasons as the Celtics reached the playoffs for the last time in the Larry Bird era.The Lakers achieved the league's best record with 67 wins, led by the MVP play of Shaquille O'Neal and the young all-star Kobe Bryant under Jackson's triangle offense.In the playoffs, Fox played all 23 games as the Lakers advanced to the 2000 NBA Finals against the Indiana Pacers.Fox primarily served as his backup during the next two seasons.Prior to the 1999–2000 season, Phil Jackson became the team's head coach.He then went on to star collegiately at the University of North Carolina where his highlights included leading the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Final Four.Fox began his professional basketball career when he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (24th pick overall) of the 1991 NBA draft.