NBA season tip-off countdown: 6 days and notable players to wear number 6

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The start of the NBA season is less than a week away.

Today, we take a look at notable players, past or present, to wear number 6 at some point in their career.

In alphabetical order:

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Tyson Chandler: 2011 NBA champion, 2013 All-Star, 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 2013 NBA All-Defensive First Team

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Jamal Crawford: 3x NBA Sixth Man of the Year, 2018 Teammate of the Year, 2012 NBA free throw leader (92.7%)

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Julius Erving: Hall of Famer, 1983 NBA champion, 1981 NBA MVP, 11x All-Star, 2x All-Star Game MVP, 5x All-NBA First Team

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Patrick Ewing: Hall of Famer, 11x All-Star, 1990 All-NBA First Team, 6x All-NBA Second Team, 1986 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1986 NBA All-Rookie Team

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Tom Gola played for the Knicks and Warriors. (Koller, Bob)

Tom Gola: Hall of Famer, 1956 NBA champion, 5x All-Star

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University of Kentucky’s Cliff Hagan is seen, March 4, 1952, in Lexington. (AP Photo/H.B. Littell)

Cliff Hagan: Hall of Famer, 1958 NBA champion, 5x All-Star

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LeBron James: 15x All-Star, 3x NBA champion, 3x Finals MVP, 4x NBA MVP, 12x All-NBA First Team, 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2008 NBA scoring leader (30.0 points per game)

UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 03: Basketball: Philadelphia Warriors Neil Johnston (6) in action, taking shot vs New York Knicks Ray Felix (19), New York, NY 11/3/1957 (Photo by Hy Peskin/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (SetNumber: X4854)

Neil Johnston: Hall of Famer, 1956 NBA champion, 6x All-Star, 4x All-NBA First Team, 3x NBA scoring leader (1953-22.3 points per game, 1954-24.4 points per game, 1955-22.7 points per game)

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Eddie Jones: 3x All-Star, 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 1995 NBA All-Rookie First Team, 2000 NBA steals leader (3.0 steals per game)

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DeAndre Jordan: 2017 All-Star, 2016 All-NBA First Team, 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 2x NBA rebounding leader (2014-13.6 rebounds per game, 2015-15.0 rebounds per game)

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Mike Miller: 2x NBA champion, 2006 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, 2001 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2001 NBA All-Rookie First Team

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BOSTON, MA – 1964: Bill Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics goes for a block against the Philadelphia 76ers during the 1964 NBA Game at Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE/Getty Images)

Bill Russell: Hall of Famer, 11x NBA champion, 5x NBA MVP, 12x All-Star, 3x All-NBA First Team, 1969 NBA All-Defensive First Team, 4x NBA rebounding leader (1958-22.7 rebounds per game, 1959-23.0 rebounds per game, 1964-24.7 rebounds per game, 1965-24.1 rebounds per game)