NBA season tip-off countdown: 2 days and notable players to wear number 2

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The NBA season is just 2 days away.

Let’s take a look at some notable players, past or present, to wear number 2 at some point in their career.

In alphabetical order:

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DENVER – 1990: Alex English #2 of the Denver Nuggets walks against the Phoenix Suns during a game played circa 1990 at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado. 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 1990 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Alex English: Hall of Famer, 8x All-Star, 3x All-NBA Second Team, 1988 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, 1983 NBA scoring leader (28.4 points per game)

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Kyrie Irving: 6x All-Star, 2016 NBA champion, 2019 All-NBA Second Team, 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team

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Joe Johnson: 7x All-Star, 2010 All-NBA Third Team, 2002 NBA All-Rookie Second Team

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Larry Johnson: 2x All-Star, 1993 All-NBA Second Team, 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1992 NBA All-Rookie First Team

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Kawhi Leonard: 3x All-Star, 2x NBA champion, 2x Finals MVP, 2x All-NBA First Team, 2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team, 2015 NBA steals leader (2.3 steals per game)

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Gary Payton: Hall of Famer, 9x All-Star, 2006 NBA champion, 2x All-NBA First Team, 5x All-NBA Second Team, 1996 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 1996 NBA steals leader (2.9 steals per game)

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Richmond weaves through three Phoenix Suns defenders on Dec. 6, 1996. (Photo Credit: Andy Hayt)

Mitch Richmond: Hall of Famer, 6x All-Star, 2002 NBA champion, 3x All-NBA Second Team, 1989 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1989 NBA All-Rookie First Team

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John Wall: 5x All-Star, 2017 All-NBA Third Team, 2015 NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 2011 NBA All-Rookie First Team, 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion

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Jason Williams: 2006 NBA champion, 1999 NBA All-Rookie First Team, nicknamed “White Chocolate” due to his flashy passing and playing style