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Kapono Jersey Number

In General NBA on October 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Phily Burbs reports

New Sixers’ sharpshooter Jason Kapono is wearing No. 72 for a reason.

Since he couldn’t get 24 – Bobby Jones’ jersey is retired – and he’s known for his 3-point shooting, Kapono simply multiplied 24 by three.

I have never seen a player wear this number before, so I became curious and looked up basketball-reference.com to find out how many previous players have worn the #72 jersey. The answer is none. Jason Kapono will be the first player in NBA History to suit up with that number on his back.

Jason Kapono = groundbreaker

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