Will Paul George wear number 13 next season?

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Jersey numbers, while mostly trivial, can hold much meaning for the athletes who wear them. I know NBA players who have their jersey numbers incorporated into everything from their Twitter handles to their email address to their phone numbers.

Pacers guard Paul George has worn number 24 throughout his NBA career, but via a series of tweets, George hints that he may be switching to number 13…

As the Indy Star points out, “trece” is Spanish for 13. This would allow George to be known as PG-13, which I guess is a catchy nickname if you’re into movie ratings. Also, 13 was the number worn by Mark Jackson when he played in Indiana, so I guess that isn’t being retired anytime soon.

What do you think? Should Paul George change his number? Or was 24 working well as it was?

(via Indy Star)

24 Comments

  1. XD says:

    God Dam Jimmy Kimmel and your effects on society and black people

    • lbj says:

      You know what Georgie instead of changing your number why don’t you change your team and play with our “king” LeBron in Cleveland to get your first ever ring! We will trade Andrew Wiggins, Benneth and future first round pick to Indiana!

      This will be the first ring for the CAVS and 3rd ring to our “king” LeBron. After bringing 2 rings to Cleveland as he promised he will go back to Miami to win 5 more rings since he really like DWade. By the time he retire he will get al least 9 to 10 rings!!

    • Blobbyblue says:

      Exactly what I was thinking

  2. TheKush says:

    Yes he should change it but PG13 I dunno about that. Kobe is number 24!

  3. LeggoHeat says:

    That would be great, PG13 should catch up pretty nicely with the fans.

  4. Anthony says:

    no PG-24

  5. Kd forever says:

    He should change it to 13.

  6. JP says:

    It’s just a jersey number, who cares?!

  7. Gabriel says:

    Lol LBJ. LOL

  8. yeah he should change his number cuz kobe got 24

  9. Stan The Man says:

    HOPEFULLY HE’S CHANGING HIS NUMBER BECAUSE PACERS ARE GITTING DRAGIC

  10. Jalen says:

    PG-13!!! Change your # to 13!!!

  11. vic says:

    Did everyone forget about FIBA world cup, btw in Spain? May be it’s going to be his team USA #. I would even bet some money on this, especially given that he spelled 13 in Spanish

    • pardon? says:

      Finally. Someone figured it out. Were you really hoping any american would be able to figure out this was not NBA related?

  12. alwayscover1 says:

    People really can say some ridiculus things, but anyway, I thought he looked good in #24. Kinda like a mini-mamba at least when he brings his “A” game. But its his decision. PG-13? Its an obvious marketing ploy, and maybe he’ll get something out of it. I always thought they should retire that number for Mark but who knows. That team is very talented, Once they mature a little, they will be successful in post season play..

  13. Storm says:

    Trece is the branding behind his new shoe line with nike!!! Smh has nothing to do with a number change.

  14. wafflesandchicken says:

    He should use the number 69. PG69, PeterGriffen69

  15. tanibanana says:

    13 stinks.. PG24 still fits better.

  16. Ejumpman6 says:

    He needs to focus on getting better and improve his game. Let your game speak and people will coin you a nick name. Paul is so focused on the flash he has no dash!

  17. Tony says:

    PG-13 = Parents Strongly Cautioned
    Parents are urged to be cautious as the motion picture contains some material that parents might consider inappropriate for children under 13 years.Probably not a good idea, Mr. George.