The NBA season finally starts tomorrow.
Let’s take a look at some notable players, past or present, to wear number 1 at some point in their career.
In alphabetical order:
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf: 1991 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, 1993 NBA Most Improved Player, still playing competitive basketball in the BIG3 at the age of 50
Maurice Cheeks: Hall of Famer, 4x All-Star, 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 1983 NBA champion, 1987 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Phil Ford: 1979 All-NBA Second Team, 1979 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1979 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Kevin Porter: 4x NBA assists leader (1975-8.0 assists per game, 1978-10.2 assists per game, 1979-13.4 assists per game, 9.1 assists per game), second most assists in an NBA game with 29
Oscar Robertson: Hall of Famer, 12x All-Star, 1971 NBA champion, 1964 NBA MVP, 9x All-NBA First Team, 2x All-NBA Second Team, 1961 NBA Rookie of the Year, 6x NBA assists leader (1961-9.7 assists per game, 1962-11.4 assists per game, 1964-11.0 assists per game, 1965-11.5 assists per game, 1966-11.1 assists per game, 1969-9.8 assists per game)
Derrick Rose: 3x All-Star, 2011 NBA MVP, 2011 All-NBA First Team, 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2009 NBA-All Rookie Team
Amar’e Stoudemire: 6x All-Star, 2007 All-NBA First Team, 4x All-NBA Second Team, 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2003 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Rod Strickland: 1998 All-NBA Second Team, 1989 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, 1998 NBA assists leader (10.5 assists per game)
Gus Williams: 2x All-Star, 1979 NBA champion, 1982 All-NBA First Team, 1980 All-NBA Second Team, 1976 NBA All-Rookie First Team