The NBA season starts in only 3 days.
Let’s take a look at some notable players, past or present, to wear number 3 at some point in their career.
In alphabetical order:
Dale Ellis: 1989 All-Star, 1987 NBA Most Improved Player, 1989 NBA Three-Point Shootout champion
Steve Francis: 3x All-Star, 2000 NBA Co-Rookie of the Year, 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Allen Iverson: Hall of Famer, 11x All-Star, 3x All-NBA First Team, 2001 NBA MVP, 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year, 4x NBA scoring leader (1999-26.8 points per game, 2001-31.1 points per game, 2002-31.4 points per game, 2005-30.7 points per game), 3x NBA steals leader (2001-2.5 steals per game, 2002-2.8 steals per game, 2003-2.7 steals per game)
Dennis Johnson: Hall of Famer, 5x All-Star, 3x NBA champion, 1979 Finals MVP, 1981 All-NBA First Team, 6x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Stephon Marbury: 2x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Third Team, 1997 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Tracy McGrady: Hall of Famer, 7x All-Star, 2x All-NBA First Team, 3x All-NBA Second Team, 2x NBA scoring leader (2003-32.1 points per game, 2004-28.0 points per game), 2001 NBA Most Improved Player
Chris Paul: 9x All-Star, 4x All-NBA First Team, 7x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2006 NBA All-Rookie First Team, 4x NBA assists leader (2008-11.6 assists per game, 2009-11.0 assists per game, 2014-10.7 assists per game, 2015-10.2 assists per game), 6x NBA steals leader (2008-2.7 steals per game, 2009-2.8 steals per game, 2011-2.4 steals per game, 2012-2.5 steals per game, 2013-2.4 steals per game, 2014-2.5 steals per game)
Drazen Petrovic: Hall of Famer, 1993 All-NBA Third Team, nicknamed the “Mozart of basketball” and credited as being the trend-setter for the NBA’s international transformation
Clifford Robinson: 1994 All-Star, 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 1993 NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Glenn Robinson: 2x All-Star, 2005 NBA champion, 1995 NBA All-Rookie First Team
John Starks: 1994 All-Star, 1993 NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 1997 NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Dwyane Wade: 13x All-Star, 3x NBA champion, 2006 Finals MVP, 2x All-NBA First Team, 3x All-NBA Second Team, 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 2004 NBA-All Rookie First Team, 2009 NBA scoring leader (30.2 points per game)
Ben Wallace: 4x All-Star, 2004 NBA champion, 4x NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 2x NBA rebounding leader (2002-13.0 rebounds per game, 2003-15.4 rebounds per game), 2002 NBA blocks leader (3.5 blocks per game)