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新疆时时彩前50期五星基本图:Multiple NBA players change jersey numbers to honor Kobe Bryant

So far at least 5 players have decided to switch their jersey numbers this season

新疆时时彩开奖纪录 From NBA media reports

Jan 29, 2020 11:55 AM ET

Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will switch to No. 26 after wearing No. 8 for his entire NBA career.

The NBA is allowing players to change their jersey numbers mid-season in order to honor the legacies?of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.?

So far Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross, New Orleans Pelicans forward Jahlil Okafor and Philadelphia 76ers guard Zhaire Smith have all officially declared?their plans to switch numbers,?the teams announced this week.

In addition to these official changes ...

  • Lakers guard Quinn Cook tells Shams Charania of The Athletic he?will change his number from No. 2 to No. 28 to because, "No. 2 is Gianna's number. I feel it should be retired. It's hers."?

However, the Lakers, Pistons, Warriors and?Clippers have yet to officially announce these number changes.

76ers guard Smith wore No. 7 instead of No. 8 during a win over the Warriors on Tuesday. But after the game, he said he plans to wear No. 5 for the remainder of the season.

Dinwiddie, Ross and Okafor are all switching from No. 8 to new numbers. Dinwiddie will switch to No. 26, Ross will switch to No. 31 and Okafor has yet to decide on a new number. Ross had worn No. 31 for his entire eight-year career before switching to No. 8 for the 2019-20 season.

According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the league is reviewing jersey number requests on a . There are 21?players in the NBA who wear No. 8 this season and 13 players who wear No. 24.

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