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A guide to basketball uniform numbers

Jul. 20, 2021

Do you know the number of the basketball uniform? Many people are curious about how the player's number is determined. What is the mystery in it?

Three Principle of Choosing Numbers

The uniform number is the code name of the player on the court in order to facilitate the referee to use gestures to indicate player data. It has nothing to do with the player's strength. The jersey numbers are chosen by the players themselves, and everyone can choose the number according to their own preferences. But there are three principles:

1. The basketball uniform numbers in a team cannot be repeated

2. The number must be between 0-99, because the two hands of the referee can only represent the numbers 0-99

3. Once a certain jersey number is retired in a team, no one else in the team can continue to wear this number.


a basketball uniform

a basketball uniform with No.23

In the FIBA and NBA

In the FIBA and NBA, there are regulations for jersey numbers.

1. FIBA stipulates that the numbers are from 4 to 15.

Because on the basketball court, referees use one, two, and three fingers to indicate 1, 2, and 3 points respectively. To avoid misunderstandings, players cannot wear uniforms with numbers 1, 2, and 3.

2. The number is based on the height of the player.

Traditionally, under normal circumstances, the order of the size of the player numbers is based on their height. That is, the taller the figure, the bigger the number. So generally No. 14 and No. 15 are centers, and No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 are all guards.


The meaning of the uniform number

For today's NBA players, the jersey number is more than just a numeric code. It is also a symbol of the player, representing the player's personality and historical glory.

When a player becomes a star, his representative number will become the object of fans vying to chase.


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