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Friday, November 30, 2012
Derek Fisher's No. 6 a reminder of quest for a ring

By Tim MacMahon

DALLAS – Derek Fisher settled on wearing No. 6 for the Mavericks after being informed that the No. 2 he wore while winning five rings for the Los Angeles Lakers was not available in Dallas.

“I think that guy was pretty good,” Fisher said, referring to Jason Kidd. “He’s had a really, really good career. You can expect to probably see that one hanging somewhere, so that’s not available right now.”

Of course, whether Kidd’s No. 2 will ever hang from the American Airlines Center rafters has been a controversial subject around these parts, but that’s none of Fisher’s concern.

He’s wearing No. 6 primarily to remind himself of his top goal on a daily basis. The 38-year-old point guard wants to win a sixth ring.

“That’s not something that obviously today that we’ve put ourselves in position to do,” Fisher said of the 7-9 Mavs. “But I just wanted a reminder as to not just singularly why I’m here, but that’s a big reason why I’m still playing, is to win.”