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NBA: The NBA withdraws Bill Russell’s mythical number ‘6’ from all franchises in the league

ANDn July 31, one of the best players in the history of the NBA passed away. bill russell, in addition to being remembered for being an excellent r

NBA: The NBA withdraws Bill Russell’s mythical number ‘6’ from all franchises in the league


ANDn July 31, one of the best players in the history of the NBA passed away. bill russell, in addition to being remembered for being an excellent rebounder and blocker, he was, is and will be remembered for fighting the racism that unfortunately was and is in the United States. He was a great activist.

From the moment of his loss, Rumors arose in the United States that the NBA was going to withdraw its mythical number ‘6’ from all teams in the league. And that rumor is now a fact, as Shams Charania has advanced through his Twitter account.

Only the players who were going to wear it during the next season will be able to wear the number ‘6’as is the case with Lebron James. Although it is true that the players who want to wear it can wear it. We’ll see if ‘King’ James wears it next year, though presumably that he change his number because of the enormous respect he had for the ‘Lord of the Rings’. In the past it has been used by other legends such as Julius Erving and Patrick Ewing, who are part of the Hall of Fame.

Players who wore the number ‘6’ last season

Nickeil Alexander-Walker Pelicans | Jazz

Moses Brown | Cleveland Cavaliers

Shaq Buchanan | memphis grizzlies

Alex Caruso | chicago bulls

Zylan Cheatham | Utah Jazz

gabriel deck | Oklahoma City Thunder

Hamidou Diallo | Detroit Pistons

David Duke Jr. | Brooklyn Nets

Bryan Forbes | Denver Nuggets

Melvin Frazier | Oklahoma City Thunder

Quentin Grimes | New York Knicks

Montrezl Harrell | Washington Wizards

Lebron James | Los Angeles Lakers

Keon Johnson | Portland Trail Blazers

Kenyon Martin Jr. | Houston Rockets

Jalen McDaniels | Charlotte Hornets

Jordan McLaughlin | minnesota timberwolves

Kevin Pangos | Cleveland Cavaliers

Kristaps Porzingis | Mavericks | Wizards

Javonte Smart | milwaukee bucks

lance stephenson | Indiana Pacers

Rayjon Tucker | Denver Nuggets

Luca Vildoza | milwaukee bucks

Tyrone Wallace | New Orleans Pelicans

louis williams | Atlanta Hawks

The MLB has already withdrawn the number of Jackie Robinson

This fact is something unusual in the history of the NBAalthough not in the United States. The MLBthe main baseball league, in 1997 he retired the number ’42’ worn by another sports pioneer like Jackie Robinson.