The NBA season is just 5 days away.
Let’s take a look at some notable players, past or present, to wear the number 5 at some point in their career.
In alphabetical order:
Caron Butler: 2011 NBA champion, 2x All-Star, 2003 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Carlos Boozer: 2x All-Star, 2008 All-NBA Third Team, 2003 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Baron Davis: 2x All-Star, 2004 All NBA Third Team, 2x NBA steals leader (2004-2.4 steals per game, 2007-2.1 steals per game)
Kevin Garnett: 15x All-Star, 2008 NBA champion, 2004 NBA MVP, 4x All-NBA First Team, 2008 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 4x NBA rebounding leader (2004-13.9 rebounds per game, 2005-13.5 rebounds per game, 2006-12.7 rebounds per game, 2007-12.8 rebounds per game)
Robert Horry: 7x NBA champion, 1993 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Juwan Howard: 2x NBA champion, 1996 All-Star, 1996 All-NBA Third Team, 1995 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Jason Kidd: Hall of Famer, 2011 NBA champion, 10x All-Star, 5x All-NBA First Team, 4x NBA-All Defensive First Team, 5x NBA-All Defensive Second Team, 5x NBA assists leader (1999-10.8 assists per game, 2000-10.1 assists per game, 2001-9.8 assists per game, 2003-8.9 assists per game, 2004-9.2 assists per game)
Guy Rodgers: Hall of Famer, 4x All-Star, 2x NBA assists leader (1963-10.4 assists per game, 1967-11.2 assists per game)
Jalen Rose: 2000 NBA Most Improved Player, 1995 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Bill Walton: Hall of Famer, 2x NBA champion, 1977 Finals MVP, 1978 NBA MVP, 2x All-Star, 1978 All-NBA First Team, 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 1986 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, 1977 NBA rebounding leader (14.4 rebounds per game), 1977 NBA blocks leader (3.2 blocks per game)