11.21.2010

What Number Is Love?

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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.

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9 Comments:

At 11/21/2010 6:56 PM, Blogger goathair said...

I offer one pot-smoking, jump-shooting, woo-yelling example of 52 not being dull. And 40 for that matter.

 
At 11/21/2010 6:59 PM, Blogger Rob said...

yo freeman totally ducked that question about porches

i think there's something to that

 
At 11/21/2010 7:14 PM, Blogger Ty Keenan said...

I thought the question was rhetorical.

Also I rescind my comment that 7 is dull. "goathair" just convinced me in chat.

 
At 11/21/2010 7:55 PM, Blogger W2 said...

Chris Dudley and Vitaly Popenko ( Pppakjdfpo?)insists that it was their stellar play and not the fact that they wore number 52 that earned them millions of dollars playing the game.

 
At 11/22/2010 4:29 AM, Blogger Peter said...

7 - Not dull.

And I would motion that 55 is not dull. Other double-number numbers... maybe. 55 just seems different.

And what's the verdict on anything upwards of 60?

 
At 11/22/2010 12:42 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

91 and 93 are cool, obviously.

40 is a dope number if your name is Forte.

 
At 11/22/2010 12:47 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

Also, to answer your question, Kevin Love wears #42 (ha!), which is my favorite jersey number because of James Worthy on the Lakers.

 
At 11/22/2010 1:25 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Wasn't Lawerence Funderburke #51?

 
At 11/23/2010 12:42 PM, Blogger W2 said...

@ Shoals. I enjoyed your piece about number #13. The 51st most Darko player in the NBA.

 

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