By Brad G. Faye, Suns.com
Posted: July 11, 2007
While to professional sports organizations it has always been the name on the jersey which matters most, for many professional athletes, the number has at times appeared to be just as important.
Since his days playing at Duke University, new Suns forward Grant Hill has always worn the No. 33. It wasn’t necessarily his first choice, but a number he grew more than accustomed to over the years nonetheless.
“With Magic Johnson being my favorite player as a kid, I originally wore 32 growing up,” Hill said. “When I got to Duke, Christian Laettner had 32 so I was going to wear my dad’s football jersey No. 35, but Danny Ferry had that number retired. So I compromised and picked a number in between.”