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The new Los Angeles Lakers big man Thomas Bryant recently revealed the reasoning behind wearing No. 31:

“I chose 31 because I was born on July 31st and I always promised myself no matter what I’m working at I will always put my effort, my time, all of it into it 24 hours, seven days a week. And when you add 24 and 7 it equals 31,” Bryant said.