JORDAN FAM JABARI PARKER EXPLAINS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBER 12.

“When I was growin’ up, I always wore 22. That was the number that my dad wore, and I tried to be like him, growin’ up. But as I started to get older, I wanted to become my own person. So then I branched off and chose number 11. And that was half of 22. Just to say, ‘Hey, I come from my dad; I’m half the man that I wanna be from him’, and that’s what the number resembles.

“When I got to college, I wore number one because 11 and 22 were retired by Jay Williams and Bobby Hurley. I wore that, and then I couldn’t wear it when I was at the Bucks ’cause number one was retired by the Big O. And two of the numbers I always wore, growin’ up, were either number one or number two. So I made 12 and that’s pretty much my go-to for everywhere I go.”