Lakers Examiner: I received the May edition of the “Lakers Insider” in my inbox the other day, and it contained a cool story about the Los Angeles Lakers’ jersey numbers and their significance.
For example, it says that Pau Gasol wears 16 because he was a bench warmer in Spain. The players on the roster wore numbers 4-15, and since he was an “extra” player he wore 16. He says it reminds him of his humble beginnings.
Sasha Vujacic says there are a couple of secret reasons why he wears number 18, but one of them is that several important things happened to him at the age of 18.
Mid-season acquisition Adam Morrison saw his move to the Lakers as a fresh start, so he chose number 6, one that he had never worn in his entire life.