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Brandon Knight will wear “divine” No. 7

I guess Brandon Knight’s request for No. 0 was denied. He held up a No. 7 jersey at today’s introductory press conference.

Ben Gordon wore No. 7 the last two seasons, but he already decided to switch to No. 8.

Kyle Singler will wear No. 25, and Vernon Macklin will wear No. 20.

Update

Apparently, Knight wanted No. 7 all along. Keith Langlois of Pistons.com:

Knight to wear 7 not 0 .. Wanted 7 but BG had it, then realized BG switching to 8 next year

BG’s request to switch to 8 was made in March 2010 but NBA didn’t approve for 2010-11 season. It’s OK’d now.

Tom Leyden of ABC 7 explains why Knight wanted seven:

Brandon Knight: Chose between 0 and 7 and seven teams passed over me, so 7 it was.

That wasn’t the only reason Knight preferred 7. Detroit Bad Boys:

Brandon Knight let his family vote on his jersey number — they liked 7 more than zero. 7 is a "divine number," Knight explained.

13 Comments

  • Jun 25, 201112:44 pm
    by Gareth

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    GetSomePistons suggests it’s number 7 for each team that passed him up.

    Same as why Tayshaun wears 22

  • Jun 25, 20111:59 pm
    by Sebastian

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    Macklin should have chosen. number 52. Not, only because he was the 52nd player selected, but he’s a big man and maybe numberiologically speaking attempt to model his game, after Buck Williams.

    But, number 20: not the appropriate number.

    Does anybody know what number Monroe will be wearing? I would maybe like to see him in a number 55, as 5 + 5 = 10.

  • Jun 25, 20112:54 pm
    by danny

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    Hmmm….6 teams actually passed him up, but okay.

    • Jun 25, 20113:05 pm
      by Reaction

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      7 did. He was drafted 8th.

      • Jun 25, 20113:32 pm
        by Counter-Reaction

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        I guess Cleveland and Cleveland are 2 different teams??

        • Jun 25, 20114:30 pm
          by Nate

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          Yes, you’re right, only 6 teams passed him. But there were 7 opportunities for him to get picked. His number represents the number of players selected before him.

  • Jun 25, 20113:14 pm
    by jayg108

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    I was hoping one of the draftees would wear number 32 or 22.

  • Jun 25, 20113:25 pm
    by jason

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    6 did Cleveland picked 1st and 4th

  • Jun 25, 20114:29 pm
    by Oracle

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    Was passed 7 times, even if it was 6 teams. Y’all are so persnickety

  • Jun 25, 20117:35 pm
    by DSV

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    If you count the teams who traded their draft picks (and therefore passing on the opportunity as well) the number should increase too!

  • Jun 26, 20115:30 pm
    by Counter-Reaction

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    Just stating the obvious. He was quoted as saying 7 teams that passed him, not 7 picks. If he is gonna unleash some vendetta on the league based on that, he should at least get it right.

  • Jun 26, 20116:51 pm
    by Nate Dogg

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    you guys need to relax, there was 7 teams/picks who passed on him does it really matter what he says ? you guys just have no life but to go on a nitpick about what people say and do. I’d like to see how you react if you were him and just got drafted.

  • Jun 26, 20116:54 pm
    by Tre

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    Awe Man , As a fan i soo wanted to see him in that #0 !!! that would have been extremely unique.
    No Biggie i think hell make #7 look Good.
    And BTW The fact that he got draft at spot 8 doesn’t change the concept that he got passed up 7 times. You guys are taking his decision to rock jersey #7 much out of context !

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