Paul George Will Change Jersey Number to 13 Next Year
Pacers star swingman Paul George likely won't play at all during the 2014-15 NBA season after suffering a compound fracture during a Team USA scrimmage earlier this month. But when he does finally return to the hardwood, George will be rocking a new jersey number — and hence a new nickname. By swapping No. 24 for No. 13, you can expect to hear corny SportsCenter anchors using "PG-13" to describe All-Star forward more often than not. From ESPN:
George applied for and was granted the right to switch from No. 24 to No. 13, sources told ESPN.com.
George liked the idea when asked about it on Jimmy Kimmel in January. "That's got a ring to it, PG-13," George said at the time.
He has been dropping hints of the change to fans. Over the past month, he has tweeted trece, which means 13 in Spanish, seven times.
George finished last season 15th in the league in jersey sales, according to sales at the NBA Store in New York City and the online NBA Store.
Since he was approved for the jersey change starting this season, that means George applied for No. 13 back in March. Which means PG has been thinking about new nickname for some time. Embarrassing or visionary? Let us know what you think of George's number change in the comments section.