Day 21: The Big Ticket or The Big Fundamental?

Omertime

Today is Day 21 of the Omer. Malchut sheb’tiferet. Beauty/balance/truth that manifests as Kingship.

Jersey numbers are strange. 300 players have worn the #21 in NBA history. Only 26 have worn the #29. Why? I don’t think 29 is that bad of a number. But when it comes to choosing one player to represent a popular number, like 21, it’s hard. For what it’s worth: my all-time team of #21’s (in no particular order):

  • Jimmy Butler (CHI)
  • Dominique Wilkins (ATL+)
  • Tim Duncan (SAS)
  • Joel Embid (PHI)
  • Kevin Garnett (MIN)
  • Bill Sharman (BOS)
  • Michael Cooper (LAL)
  • Alvin Robertson (SAS/MIL)
  • Sidney Wicks (POR/LAC)
  • Vlade Divac (SAC)

This is the challenge on Day 21 of the Omer, malchut sheb’tif’eret. Who is the best embodiment of balance/beauty/truth manifest as nobility/kingship/shechinah?

I’m going to narrow it down to two 7 footers, born a month apart in 1976: Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Both are 15x…

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