What Number Is Love?
Eric Freeman: Harrison Barnes even wears a dull number. If you wear 40 you have to be shawn kemp to make it cool
Bethlehem Shoals: We should make a list of dull numbers
EF: 7 is really dull
BS: 6 isn't. 10 is.
EF: 11 isn't
BS: 20 is totally dull
EF: Yes, but not 21-24.
BS: 26 is.
EF: Anything above 5 in the ones place is. Except a single digit. Or 36.
BS: 48 isn't dull.
EF: 48 is dull. It's the number they give you when they don't know your name. It's the number for if you get blood on your jersey
BS: No way. 47-49 are all not dull.
EF: I think all primes are awesome.
BS: 1,3, 7, 11.. not sure about 11.
EF: 11 is the number of point guards. How could it be dull?
BS: Is there a number 51?
EF: 51 is awesome. You are aligning yourself with Randy Johnson and middle linebackers.
BS: 52 and 53 aren't. Those are primes.
EF: True. Revised: not all primes are awesome.
BS: But 52 isn't a prime, actually.
EF: That is a number for rebounders, e.g. Buck Williams.
BS: I've changed my mind on 26.
EF: 26 is close enough to the classic 20s that there is clearly something wrong with you. You are almost normal, but not quite.
BS: Right, like why weren't you 23, 24, 25? It's almost better than 0.
EF: Is 00 cool? Or just 0?
BS: 0 is played out.
EF: I really like 00 on guards.
BS: 00 is timelessly dumb. Like a bright plaid coat.
EF: Is 23 cool or is it just there at this point?
BS: It's like changing your last name to DUNK or BASKETBALL, so that's on your jersey. You know what, I've changed my mind on 00. It's almost structural, like a porch. How do you feel about porches?
EF: What about 1? I feel like if you wear it as a big man, you're saying that you wish you were a guard, like with Amar'e. Also, I think Griffin will eventually change his jersey number because of this. Basically i think he should just mimic Amar'e's accessory decisions.
BS: You mean the glasses?
EF: And becoming Jewish.
BS: That's an accessory?
EF: For Amar'e.
BS: 38 is a terrible number.