Some players change their numbers with explanations that boggle your mind, sometimes even contradict themselves, and while their brains are wide open, our eyes as onlookers are also wide open.
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Ron Artest #15 to #23, 2002-03 season, Pacers #23 to #91, 2004-05 season, Pacers #37 to #15, 2010-11 season, Lakers
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Artest is definitely a legend in the history of the NBA to change the number, he has used a thousand strange numbers, the reason is bizarre, such as joining the Kings when the choice of 93, his explanation is that this is to commemorate his hometown in your hometown of Queensbridge, 93 is the Queen Bridge (QueenBridge) abbreviated letters (QB) digital image; and join the Rockets when the choice of 96, the reason is that there are 96 buildings in Queensbridge; Lakers No. 37, is to commemorate Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” once ranked No. 1 for 37 weeks; Knicks No. 51, is the father once ranked No. 1 in the history of the NBA. The reason is that there are 96 buildings in the Queensbridge district; the Lakers’ No. 37, in memory of Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” once ranked No. 1 on the gold chart for 37 consecutive weeks; the Knicks’ No. 51, is the number …… you can think of, can not think of, can guess, can not guess the logic, he all used.
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As for the 3 times he voluntarily changed his number in the same team, the first time he changed to No. 23, saying that Jordan was his most admired player, although he had broken Jordan’s ribs before his rookie season; the second time he was still in the Pacers, but in order to pay tribute to “Bad Boy” Rodman, he changed to No. 91 again, and it was wearing No. 91 that he ended up wearing. The second time he was in the Pacers, but in tribute to “Bad Boy” Rodman, he changed to 91 again, and it was wearing 91 that he swung his fist at the Palace of Auburn Hills fans. When the Lakers changed their number, he said he wanted a new start to his basketball career, so he changed it to the original number 15.
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Then simply even Ron Artest’s name was discarded along with the name change to Ci Shi Ping (Metta World Peace) along with the intention to modify the number to 70 again, but the number change request was finally wisely blocked by the league. He’s not tired, I’m tired of hearing it.
It is important to note that all evidence suggests that his official name is still C Shiping, unlike the names “I have a name” and “The Panda Friend” that have since been changed.