5) Marc Gasol and the Number #33
Marc Gasol chose the number #33 because he was fan of Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal (Cavs, high school, and LSU), and Kobe Bryant growing up. Bryant wore #33 in Lower Merion High School to carry on family tradition from father Joe Bryant. The number was already retired when he arrived on the Lakers. Gasol, inspired by his favorites, wore #33 in high school and decided to stick with it.