By the Numbers

Top Five NBA Players That Have Donned Number Double Zero

January 12, 2011
By
Robert Parish

The number zero literally means nothing. However, for these five players, even though they wore number double zero (00), they weren’t double nothing. They meant something to the teams that they played for. Here are the top 5 players that have donned the number 00. Keep in mind only 25 players have worn number 00 in...

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George Hill Explains to Pro Hoops Journal Why He Wears Number 3

October 6, 2010
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  I am always fascinated why players choose the numbers they do. I asked Spurs guard George Hill via Twitter why he wears Number 3. Here was his answer: If I am interpreting this right, he wears Number 3 because his grandfather was born on the 3rd and because there are only 3 people...

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Baron Davis Switches Back to Jersey Number 5

September 19, 2010
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  As CBS Los Angeles reports, Baron Davis is no longer number 1. He will wear number 5 for the 2010-11 NBA season. “Baron Davis is no longer #1, on his jersey. The veteran PG will sport the #5 this season as the Clippers unveil their new uniforms for the upcoming season.” Davis wore...

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Lakers Rookie Forward Devin Ebanks’ Favorite Player of All Time is John Starks

September 14, 2010
By
John Starks

There is usually a reason why players pick the numbers they do. This is definitely true in the case of the Lakers rookie forward out of West Virginia Devin Ebanks. Ebanks is a 6-foot-9, 20-year-old originally from Queens, New York. Being that he hails from New York it’s no wonder that when I asked...

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Shelden Williams Reveals to Pro Hoops Journal Why Unlucky Number 13 is Lucky for Him

September 9, 2010
By
Shelden Williams @ProHoopsJournal

It’s always fascinating to me why players choose the numbers they do. I asked Shelden Williams  via Twitter why he wore jersey number 13 (last year on the Celtics). Prior to asking, I thought it was just a random number he picked without any meaning. I just figured all of the popular numbers were...

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An Explanation of Every Jersey Number Worn by Kobe Bryant

September 1, 2010
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  Kobe Bryant wore two different numbers in high school, two different numbers in the NBA, and a totally different number than he had ever worn before in the Olympics. When Kobe played for Lower Merion High he wore both jersey numbers 24 and 33. In an April 2006 article, Darren Rovell explains the...

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An Explanation of Every Jersey Number Worn by Michael Jordan

August 30, 2010
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This is a new series where I take a player and list each number that he’s worn from High School to the NBA. Check back soon for other “players by the numbers.” Michael Jordan wore Number 23 on the Laney High Bucs, North Carolina Tarheels, Chicago Bulls, Eastern Conference All-Stars, and Washington Wizards. As stated...

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