Just prior to his senior season, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) ruled that he had no more high school eligibility left (due to completing eight semesters between the Bahamas and Indiana) and was not allowed to participate in any IHSAA games.Despite not playing his senior season, Fox was voted onto the Indiana All-Star team in 1987.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.
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.In the playoffs, he tallied 10.9 points a game as the Lakers advanced to the Western Conference Finals before losing to the Utah Jazz.In the 1998–1999 season, the Lakers acquired All-Star small forward Glen Rice.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.
Following the departure of Glen Rice, Fox started 77 of 82 games in the 2000–2001 season, posting an average of 9.6 points a game while shooting 39% from three point range.
In the playoffs, Fox started in all 16 games as the Lakers swept through the first three rounds and reached the 2001 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Ulrich Alexander "Rick" Fox (born July 24, 1969) is a Canadian film and television actor, businessman, retired basketball player, and E-Sports franchise owner.
He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, and played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Fox's family moved to his father's native Bahamas when Fox was young.
Fox primarily served as his backup during the next two seasons.