Behind the bill russell passingplayer with the most titles in NBA history, different Proposals that seek to honor the memory of the former Boston C
Behind the bill russell passingplayer with the most titles in NBA history, different Proposals that seek to honor the memory of the former Boston Celtics. And among them, one of the ones that has had the most rebound is the idea of retire around the garter number 6 that he knew how to dress during his time as a player.
Several authoritative voices have already joined the request, including a legend of the caliber of magic johnson.
Commissioner Adam Silver should withdraw number 6 across the @NBA in honor of Bill Russell’s legacy!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 2, 2022
If that decision were reached, it would be the first time it would happen in the NBA, although there is a history of the MLB: In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the 42 who knew how to dress another sports pioneer like jackie robinson.
Which players wear number 6 in the NBA?
The number 6 is one of the most used today. Only in 2021-2022, 25 players they used it on their uniforms. Including a superstar like Lebron Jameswho during his career has alternated between that number and Michael Jordan’s 23.
In addition, in the past it has been used by other legends such as Julius Ervin and patrick ewingamong other members of the Hall of Fame.
Below is the list of players who used the 6 in the campaign 2021-2022.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Pelicans | Jazz
Moses BrownCleveland Cavaliers
Shaq BuchananMemphis Grizzlies
Alex Caruso Chicago Bulls
Zylan Cheatham Utah Jazz
Gabriel Deck Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo Detroit Pistons
David Duke Jr. Brooklyn Nets
Bryn ForbesDenver Nuggets
Melvin Frazier Oklahoma City Thunder
Quentin GrimesNew York Knicks
Montrezl Harrell Washington Wizards
LeBron JamesLos Angeles Lakers
Keon Johnson Portland Trail Blazers
Kenyon Martin Jr. Houston Rockets
Jalen McDaniels Charlotte Hornets
Jordan McLaughlinMinnesota Timberwolves
Kevin PangosCleveland Cavaliers
Kristaps Porziņģis Mavericks | Wizards
Javonte Smart Milwaukee Bucks
Lance StephensonIndiana Pacers
Rayjon TuckerDenver Nuggets
Luca VildozaMilwaukee Bucks
Tyrone Wallace New Orleans Pelicans
Lou WilliamsAtlanta Hawks