Kyrie Irving spilled the beans: he can’t wear #11 because #11 is going to be retired. And who is #11? That would be Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Yes, if speculation is correct, Zydrunas and #11 will be hanging from the rafters for time and all eternity.
Quick Analysis: I’ll just save my words and give you a short list of current players whose numbers would eventually be retired if all franchises stooped to this low of a standard.
JJ Hickson, Nene, Al Horford, Marc Gasol, and Roy Hibbert. Roy Hibbert!
I hate it when teams and players set horrible bars for greatness, like when Blake Griffin dunked over the smallest part of a compact vehicle. What’s next? Dunking over a Huffy and Shawn Bradley in the Hall of Fame? Sheesh. Congrats Zydrunas, apparently you’re one of the greats.