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Why is the number 69 banned in the NBA and NCAA? (Part 2)

Many have compared NCAA’s shirt selection rules (student-level basketball tournament system in the US) to explain this. NCAA players must not use 6, 7, 8 and 9 tail numbers in dozens. This is a rule that college basketball players in America have to follow for many years.

Unwritten Law

In contrast to the NBA, the NCAA has specific rules regarding the use of jerseys.

Specifically, the numbers that are counted as valid include 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 00, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30 , 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55. In addition, a team is not allowed to own the same number of shirts 0 and 00.

This makes the numbers from 6 to 9, 16 to 19, 26 to 29, 36 to 39, 46 to 49 and greater than 55 never appear in the NCAA. According to the New York Times, the NCAA has adhered to this number selection principle since the 1960s.

This partly explains that the number of shirts 69 has never appeared in NBA history. Professional basketball players usually keep the number of shirts they chose when they were young. There are very few cases of changing the shirt number. Having to adhere to the shirt selection rules from the NCAA level seems to impact the NBA.

According to the Los Angeles Times, there are very few NBA players who choose a number of shirts with a number between 6 and 9. Although the NBA is not too strict and players are chosen from 0 to 99.

The explanation

Another explanation is that the number of shirts involved in the referee’s hand operation when blaming the player. NBA rules in particular and basketball in general require that the referees must use both hands to announce the offender’s shirt number. The use of players with a tail number of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the dozens will make it difficult for the referee team to report an error.

This explanation is less convincing when many NBA players are using the number of shirts including 6, 7, 8 and 9 in dozens. Even 2 players Jae Crowder and Tacko Fall used the number 99.

From the above explanations, the number of why the number 69 does not appear in the NBA is still a big mystery. Although the number 69 has never appeared on NBA courts, it has always attracted fans’ curiosity and curiosity.

The interesting story about the former 2.3 m tall basketball player (Part 2)

Bol is the only NBA player in retirement history with more blocks to score. Many players in the NBA favored Bol for the nickname “Shot-Blocking Machine” during his playing years.

The Sudanese striker has 2,086 blocks and scored 1,599 points in 10 seasons in the NBA. Bol finished his career with an average of 3.3 blocks in 624 matches. After leaving the NBA, Bol continued to play professionally in Italy and Qatar before retiring from rheumatism in 1998.

The story of killing a lion and the strange things about Manute Bol

Not only attracted attention because of his special ability to play, Bol caused the press to mention a lot to talk about thrilling stories from him. He once told on a television program called “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” about defeating a lion with a spear at a young age to protect the family’s cattle. Indeed, the story so far has been questioned. Many people believe that Bol made up that, but clearly this story still makes fans excited.

The question of Bol’s age also made the press many times to mention. In 2017, Business Insider published an article that suspected Bol may be 50 years old while playing in the NBA.

Former Cleveland State University coach Kevin Mackey said Bol could be approximately 50 when he competed in the 1990s. The 73-year-old strategist said he falsified his age in 1984. Bol did not know exactly. How old are you when you come to America? “I chose a time for his birth. Bol doesn’t know how old I am. Nobody knows how old he is,” said coach Kevin Mackey.

Despite all efforts of coach Mackey, Bol still could not play for Cleveland University because of problems arising related to legal. This is why Bol has to find another opportunity and compete for Bridgeport University in NCAA Division 2.

Unlike other “giants” in NBA history, Bol is the most famous and stylish player. Bol’s life and career will be reminded forever because of the stories surrounding his life.

2.21 m tall basketball prodigy overwhelming all ages U14 Olivier Rioux is known as the prodigy of the current basketball village with a height of 2.21 m despite being 14 years old. In the Real Madrid youth team, Rioux used the height advantage to crush everything.