LaMelo Ball will change his jersey number next season from No. 2 to No. 1.
"It's supposed to [happen]," Ball said. "I ain't supposed to wear two ever again in my life. If I see a two, ah man, I don't know what I'm going to do, I ain't going to lie to you. I just ain't never been two. It's just weird for me. It just don't feel like you playing, for real. Like, I don't know who this is. I don't know who number two is. I know my brother, that's it. No other number twos."
Ball said the change was supposed to happen this year but it did not to go through.
When Ball entered the NBA, Malik Monk wore No. 1 for the Charlotte Hornets but he departed for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2021 offseason.