LaMelo hoping for late jersey switch from No. 2 to No. 1

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NBA Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball is pushing the NBA to allow him to switch his jersey number, but he’s not had any success.

The Hornets point guard missed the deadline last year to submit a number change request to the league that would allow him to switch from the No. 2 that he currently wears to the No. 1 that prefers. Malik Monk wore No. 1 last year for the Hornets.

“Man, I feel No. 1 is just me,” Ball said at the Hornets media day. “And I just want to be me out there. Playing in No. 2 just doesn’t feel right. Last year was cool because my brother (Lonzo), I said I would be No. 2 for him. ... But (No. 2) don’t feel right.”

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LaMelo hoping for late jersey switch from No. 2 to No. 1
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