On August 12, 2022, Beijing time, the NBA officially announced that the league will retire the No. 6 jersey in honor of Bill Russell.
It is reported that players currently wearing No. 6 in the league are still allowed to wear No. 6, and no new No. 6 will appear in the future. For all games in the 2022-23 season, all players will wear commemorative badges on their jerseys, and all arena courts will feature the Celtics Shamrock logo on the courtside floor near the scorer’s bench.
Russell is the first player in NBA history to have his jersey retired. In North American sports history, No. 6 is also the third number to be retired by the league after baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 and hockey great Wayne Gretzky’s No. 99.
There were 25 players in the 21-22 season who passed through No. 6. The original plan to wear the No. 6 jersey in the new season is led by LeBron James, and others include Alex Caruso (Bulls), Porzingis (Wizards), Quentin Grimes (Nicks). Adams), Hamidou Diallo (Pistons), Jaylen McDaniels (Hornets), Kenyon Martin Jr. (Rockets), Jordan McLaughlin (Timberwolves), Alexander Walker (Jazz), Big Guard – Duke (Nets), Keane – Johnson (Trail Blazers), Jaylin – Williams (Thunder).
According to previous reports, Bill Russell died at the age of 88. During his career as a professional player and coach, he won a total of 11 championship rings, 5 regular season MVPs, was selected into the league’s top 25, 50, and 75 star lists, Olympic gold medals and many other honors. (Editor: Sheng Zhe)Return to Sohu, see more
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