Jersey numbers are always an important part of a players career. Jersey numbers can define a player such as how number 23 defines Michael Jordan. But have you ever wondered why players wear a certain number or why a number is chosen. We’ve taken a look at what NBA players wear the number 4 on their jersey in the NBA.
Who wears 4 jersey in the NBA? There are 21 players who currently wear the number 4 on their Jersey in the NBA for the 2019 to 2020 season. This includes JJ Redick and Victor Oladipo.
We’ve gone through the list of the NBA players which is supplied on basketball-reference.com to see which NBA players wear the number 4 jersey and if they wore any different numbers prior to this.
Caruso has only been in the NBA for two years however, in those two years he’s always worn the number 4 Jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers. Caruso has made quite a stir playing with LeBron James in Los Angeles. When Caruso played for Texas A & M he wore a number 21 jersey. This will also explain why Caruso twitter handle is ACFresh21.
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Victor Oladipo wears the number 4 jersey for the Indiana Pacers. However, during his time with the Orlando Magic and the Oaklahoma City Thunder, Oladipo actually wore the number five. The reason for this is that Edmund Sumner had worn the number five jersey since joining at the same time as Oladipo.
J.J. Reddick is a veteran of the NBA having been selected in the 2006 draft and playing for numerous teams such as the Orlando Magic and LA Clippers. Redick is currently playing with Zion Williamson at the New Orleans Pelicans. During Redicks time at the Orlando Magic he wore the number 7 jersey. Following his move to the Milwaukee Bucks, Redick wore the number 7 jersey.
Redicks tenure at the La Clippers saw him pull on the number 4 jersey, followed by the number 17 jersey at the Philidelphia 76ers. Redick opted for the number 4 jersey when he signed a two year contact with the Philidelphia 76ers.
Isaiah Thomas has played for numerous teams over the years and has never kept the same jersey number. Whilst with the Sacramento Kings Thomas wore the number 22 jersey and then went to the number 3 jersey at the Phoenix Suns. Thomas wore the number four jersey with the Boston Celtics and then the number 3 jersey with Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers. Whilst at the Lakers he number changed to number 7. He wore 0 with the Denver Nuggets and the number four with the Washington Wizards.