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Discussion in 'Other Hoops Talk' started by Darth Tater, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Darth Tater

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    Well, I expect this thread to be very short lived (and as usual I really don't care :)), but I didn't really know where else to place it. I thought the article here was fun and interesting.

    Did you know that college basketball players cannot have any number with a digit over 5 on their uniforms? I sure didn't know that.

    So like...43 and 50 are ok but not 46 or 72 (because of the 6 and 7 in the numbers)

    So given that tidbit guess what is the least popular number (by far) on uniforms in NCAA basketball?

    Why these players chose the sport’s least popular jersey number - The Dagger - NCAAB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
     
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    The same rule used to be in the NBA, right? No numbers greater than the ref could show on their hands? So, 55 will work, but not 56 because you'd need three hands.
     
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    Rodman and Artest wore #91 so the ref had to show one hand with five fingers and then the other with 4 and then threw up his hands again with the one...and those guys had a lot of fouls called on them. Rodman also wore 73 and 70....
     
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    That's a high school rule, too. The refs can issue a technical for each rostered player with an illegal number before the game even starts.
     
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    Didn't CWebb wore 84 when he was a PISTON?
     
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    Last year's numbers:
    Brandon Knight #12
    Kyle Singler #12
    Vernon Macklin #32

    Will Bynum currently wears #12
    Rip Hamilton currently wears #32

    Both Bynum and Hamilton are under contract with the Pistons, so it would seem that all 3 rookies will have to pick new uniform numbers. This would change, of course, if one or both of these guys got traded. :pray:
     
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    If not, Rip needs to get in line and give up his number to Macky Macklin.
     
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    Looks like Knight is going with #7, Macklin with #20, and Singler with #25.

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    I like #7 for Knight. It fits. (maybe I'm just partial to it because of another #7 in a different sport).:):stirthepot:
     
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    Getting warm, Billiam...





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