In the fifth game, Fox contributed with 20 points, and hit all three of his three-point field goal attempts.
In the 2001–2002 season, Fox played and started in all 82 games in the regular season and in all of the Lakers' 19 playoff games.
Fox scored 19 points in the Lakers' game 1 loss; the 76ers were led by Allen Iverson's 48 points.
He attended Kingsway Academy in Nassau, where he was a member of the high school's basketball team, the "Saints".
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.
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.