Who could be the last NBA player to wear number 6?
The league announced last week that Bill Russell’s iconic number 6 would become the league’s first retired jersey number. Russell died last month at the age of 88 and was the NBA’s winningest superstar, a pioneering black coach and a powerful civil rights advocate.
Current players wearing No. 6 will be allowed to continue, raising the main question in this week’s Mail: which of the 14 players listed as No. 6 on their current rosters could possibly be the last player with the number?
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This week’s mailbag also addresses the value of having the No. 1 pick on a rookie contract and the impact of the NBA hypothetically changing the so-called “Stepien Rule” requiring teams to have a draft pick in alternate years to come.
“Who will be the last player to wear No. 6 after retirement?”