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Bill Russell’s number 6 and the campaign to remove it from the NBA: which players wear it?

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.

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.

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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