Home Sports Basketball NBA’s greatest players by jersey number, from ‘The Chief’ to ‘Mr. Basketball’ SportsBasketball NBA’s greatest players by jersey number, from ‘The Chief’ to ‘Mr. Basketball’ March 31, 2020 3 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Glance at the number 23 and an NBA fan will immediately think of Michael Jordan and LeBron James. But who was the best No. 23 in basketball history, His Airness or King James? Look at No. 33 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Larry Bird come to mind. But who was the best No. 33, the Captain or Larry Legend? Debates like these make sports great. And with the coronavirus grinding life as we knew it to a temporary halt, we need some fun these days. These are our picks for the best player at each jersey number, Nos. 00 to No. 99, but the exercise isn’t nearly as simple as it might seem. A few necessary qualifiers here before we get the discussion going: • The jersey disclaimer: Each player is being evaluated for how he played while he wore each specific jersey number under consideration. Patrick Ewing, for instance, wore No. 6 during his final NBA season, his undistinguished 65 games with the Orlando Magic. But as we considered the best… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NBA to resume July 31; Finals to end on or before Oct. 12? Sacramento Kings part ways with play-by-play announcer after 'All Lives Matter' tweet ‘Tremendous loss’ of NBA legend Wes Unseld hits close to home for Nuggets Honest to the end: Wes Unseld displayed class in competing, generosity in life NBA Hall Of Famer Wes Unseld Dies At 74 Washington Bullets Hall of Famer Wes Unseld dies at 74 Golden State Warriors latest NBA team to reopen practice facility Judge rules Zion Williamson must address improper benefits allegations under oath Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74 Front Office Talk: Partnow and Hollinger discuss NBA restart flaws Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World As Protests Spur Posts From Athletes, N.B.A. Players Take to the Streets LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.