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LeBron shouldn't play the numbers game
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What's in a number?
|As long as we're retiring No. 23, FOXSports.com NBA editor John Galinsky says, why not retire these numbers, too? No. 6: Bill Russell and Julius Erving revolutionized the game in different ways Russell with his defense and the Doctor with his athleticism and grace. No. 32: Nine teams have already retired this number, including the Los Angeles Lakers in honor of Magic Johnson, so the other 21 might as well follow suit. No. 33: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arguably as great as Michael Jordan, though it's hard to compare centers and shooting guards. Larry Bird also made this an iconic number. No. 99: George Mikan was the league's first superstar and, in a way, set the stage for every star after him. It's probably unnecessary to retire it, though, considering only one player has worn it in the past 50 years.|