The Best Basketball Player to Wear Each Number

The Best Basketball Player to Wear Each Number

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The Best Basketball Player to Wear Each Number

Certain numbers in the NBA have been worn by multiple Hall of Fame-worth players. For instance, 33 was worn by Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Deciding which player was the best to ever wear #33 is an almost impossible task.

Luckily for us, the guys over at Mitchel & Ness decided to settle this debate. Not just for the #33, but for every number ever worn in the NBA, starting with #00 and ending with #99.

Here is the breakdown:

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*Note: there are 14 numbers that have never been worn in the NBA. Second, Mitchell & Ness decided that any player who ever wore the number was eligible to be the best at that number. For example, Karl Malone wore #32 in Utah for 18 seasons before he moved to Los Angeles where he wear #11, so when picking #11 we considered The Mailman and his amazing career.

00 – ROBERT PARISH

0 – RUSSELL WESTBROOK

1 – OSCAR ROBERTSON

2 – MOSES MALONE

3 – ALLEN IVERSON

4 – DOLPH SCHAYES

5 – KEVIN GARNETT

6 – BILL RUSSELL

7 – PETE MARAVICH

8 – KOBE BRYANT

9 – BOB PETTIT

10 – WALT FRAZIER

11 – KARL MALONE

12 – JOHN STOCKTON

13 – WILT CHAMBERLAIN

14 – OSCAR ROBERTSON

15 – HAL GREER

16 – BOB LANIER

17 – JOHN HAVLICEK

18 – DAVE COWENS

19 – WILLIS REED

20 – GARY PAYTON

21 – TIM DUNCAN

22 – ELGIN BAYLOR

23 – MICHAEL JORDAN

24 – RICK BARRY

25 – VINCE CARTER

26 – BUDDY JEANNETTE

27 – JACK TWYMAN

28 – SAM CASSELL

29 – MARCUS CAMBY

30 – BERNARD KING

31 – REGGIE MILLER

32 – MAGIC JOHNSON

33 – KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

34 – HAKEEM OLAJUWON

35 – KEVIN DURANT

36 – SHAQUILLE O’NEAL

37 – METTA WORLD PEACE

38 – KWAME BROWN

39 – GREG OSTERTAG

40 – SHAWN KEMP

41 – DIRK NOWITZKI

42 – NATE THURMOND

43 – JACK SIKMA

44 – JERRY WEST

45 – MICHAEL JORDAN

46 – BO OUTLAW

47 – JERRY LUCAS

48 – NAZR MOHAMMED

49 – SHANDON ANDERSON

50 – DAVID ROBINSON

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