He’s always had a lot of talent. He has never been required to be a leader. Alex stated that Alex can “just go and have fun and just play.” New York Times. “He hits second—that’s totally different than third or fourth in a lineup. If you’re going to New York, O’Neill or Bernie will be there. You never say, ‘Don’t let Derek beat you.’ You are never his concern.”

Derek was moved by the comment at that time.  

He said, “As friend, I’m loyal,” in the documentary. New York Post. “I just looked at it as, ‘I wouldn’t have done it.’ It was media. They kept hammering on the nails. Then they kept on hammering. I was frustrated when it became noisy. It was just constant noise.” 

Alex explained in the documentary that while he eventually apologised for his remarks, he was struck out again when he criticised Derek’s work during a radio interview. Dan Patrick

Derek commented on the minority in the documentary, “When you discuss statistics, my never compared with Alex’s.” “I am not blind. That is what I know. However, we won. I’m a great player. That’s fine. It comes back to trust and loyalty. That’s how the man feels. That’s how I felt. “Because I wouldn’t do this to a friend.”

It seems that decades-old feud has ended. In fact, Derek said that he’s much more focused on his three daughters—Bella, 4, Story3. River, 7 months—than any residual grudges.  

“I’m chasing my girls around,” the Hall of Famer told Fox 5 New York. “Right now, my focus is on them. I want to be there and help them find their passions. Then, when they have found their passion, you can support them in any way that is possible.