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Derek Fisher remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson)

Before yesterday’s game between the New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans, Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was asked what it has meant to him to play, and now coach, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“I think it symbolizes just having an opportunity to be a part of something.  You know sport oftentimes is a great way to kind of bring to life a lot the things that Dr. King stood for and the fact that you’re not judged by the color of your skin but by the content of your character and oftentimes in athletics and in sport it’s not really about what color you are, it’s about just being part of a team, part of a group, part of a group of guys trying to accomplish something special for a larger purpose than just yourself.  I think it stands for a lot of things and I think it’s important that we don’t lose sight of that as we go through these experiences.”

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