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Old 11-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Part of the reason he's switching numbers is to separate and distance himself from Jordan. When people think 23, then think Jordan. He doesn't want to be in MJ's shadow. He wants to surpass him in greatness. One way to help do that is get yer own number, and stand out a bit more.

And part of it might be out of respect for MJ.
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