The NBA season is just 4 days away.
Let’s take a look at some notable players, past or present, to wear the number 4 at some point in their career.
In alphabetical order:
Charles Barkley: Hall of Famer, 11x All-Star, 1993 NBA MVP, 5x All-NBA First Team, 5x All-NBA Second Team, 1985 NBA All-Rookie First Team, 1987 NBA rebounding leader (14.6 rebounds per game)
Rick Barry: Hall of Famer, 8x All-Star, 1975 NBA champion, 1975 Finals MVP, 5x All-NBA First Team, 1966 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1967 NBA scoring leader (35.6 points per game), 1975 NBA steals leader (2.9 steals per game)
Chris Bosh: 11x All-Star, 2x NBA champion, 2007 All-NBA Second Team, 2004 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Carl Braun: Hall of Famer, 5x All-Star, 1962 NBA champion, inventor of the term “swish“
Joe Dumars: Hall of Famer, 6x All-Star, 2x NBA champion, 1989 Finals MVP, 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 1986 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Shawn Kemp: 6x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Second Team, one of the most vicious dunkers of all time
Clyde Lovellette: Hall of Famer, 4x All-Star, 3x NBA champion, 1956 All-NBA Second Team
Moses Malone: Hall of Famer, 12x All-Star, 1983 NBA champion, 1983 Finals MVP, 3x NBA MVP, 4x All-NBA First Team, 4x All-NBA Second Team, 1983 NBA All-Defensive First Team, 6x NBA rebounding leader (1979-17.6 rebounds per game, 1981-14.8 rebounds per game, 1982-14.7 rebounds per game, 1983-15.3 rebounds per game, 1984-13.4 rebounds per game, 1985-13.1 rebounds per game)
Sidney Moncrief: Hall of Famer, 5x All-Star, 1983 All-NBA First Team, 4x All-NBA Second Team, 2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team
Andy Phillip: Hall of Famer, 5x All-Star, 1957 NBA champion, 2x All-NBA Second Team, 2x NBA assists leader (1951-6.3 assists per game, 1952-8.2 assists per game)
Dolph Schayes: Hall of Famer, 12x All-Star, 1955 NBA champion, 6x All-NBA First Team, 6x All-NBA Second Team, 1951 NBA rebounding leader (16.4 rebounds per game)
Spud Webb: 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion and shortest player to win an NBA slam dunk contest at 5-foot-7
Chris Webber: 5x All-Star, 2001 All-NBA First Team, 3x All-NBA Second Team, 1994 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1994 NBA All-Rookie First Team, 1999 NBA rebounding leader (13.0 rebounds per game)