Paul George jerseys will have a different look on his return from injury. The Pacers star choosing to change his number from #24 to #13.
George originally wore #24 in honour of his idol, Kobe Bryant, and was even going to wear #8 for Team USA.
Because Paul George applied for his # change by the March deadline, he actually doesn’t have to buy old jerseys, doing so anyway
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 11, 2014
Why is George changing his number? Because he doesn’t have the nickname like all the superstars do. Now he does, PG-13.
Paul George may have Bill Simmons to thank for this one. He first came up with the idea on Grantland in 2013.
“By the way, I have some advice that will help Paul George become a household name. He should change his number immediately from no. 24 to no. 13. Here’s why … can you think of anyone being helped by a nickname more than Paul George suddenly becoming “PG-13?” Uh-oh, PG-13 is heating up! Warning, this game contains strong language, violence and a possible heat check! We might have to make this performance rated “R” — it’s too hot to handle! Let’s make this happen already.”
He’s been dropping hints recently on his twitter account for his fans, he’s tweeted Trece seven times, which in Spanish means thirteen.
Cameron Wilkosz – @cavaliercam13