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:
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)
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
Joe Johnson: 7x All-Star, 2010 All-NBA Third Team, 2002 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Larry Johnson: 2x All-Star, 1993 All-NBA Second Team, 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1992 NBA All-Rookie First Team
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)
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)
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
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
Jason Williams: 2006 NBA champion, 1999 NBA All-Rookie First Team, nicknamed “White Chocolate” due to his flashy passing and playing style