The number of 23 in NBA is always the legend. There are many great players that wear 23 in the history of NBA, and Michael Jordan is surely not the first one who takes it, but it was him who makes the number become the legend. After that, there are many younger taking 23 jerseys and playing on the court. Some of them made success, and some of them just failed. According to the calculation, total of 81 players now or ever wear number 23 NBA Jerseys.
Among these 81 players, they chose the number of 23 might not only because of Michael Jordan, but it is clearly that many of them are big fans of Jordan. And one of the most remarkable fans is Lebron James. There are still more players who are playing on the court in Jordan’s spirit though they do not take 23.
It’s been eight years since Jordan’s retirement. The belief that the number of 23 brought to the public is continuing. Before Jordan, there were great players like Ramsey and Murphy. Both of them made great influence on the NBA, but no one of them could be compared to Jordan.
It is said that Michael Jordan stands for the final dream of the basketball players- being powerful on the court and gain all kinds of honors. And these features make people continuously jump into the NBA and imitate Jordan. As for LeBron James (LeBron James Shoes), it was ever his dream to own a piece of number 23 jersey of Bulls. And he himself said frankly that Jordan is his idol.
And this is the reason why he chose 23 when he join into the Cavaliers and had been wearing it for seven years.
Jason Richardson is another big fan of Jordan. After he joins NBA, he is wearing a 23 jersey, and his dream was to be popular in the slam dunk contest. And he finally made it. Jason was the second one after Jordan who defended title of dunk winner.
And also Kevin Martin, who was not only wearing 23 jersey, but also dressing in the same style with Jordan on the court- the NBA shorts, the same left arm elbow pads, and the Air Jordan Shoes.
Michael Jordan is not the first player who takes “23” Jersey, but he is the one who made the number become a legend.