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The Best Athletes Who Wore #13

Updated September 24, 2019 2.5k votes 319 voters 12.4k views32 items

List RulesVote up the top athletes who wore 13 for at least one professional season

The jersey number 13 has a tremendous history when looking back at the iconic names to wear it at some point. Major names from all over sports have used No. 13 on their jersey as part of their identity when competing against the top players in their respective field. The best players to wear 13 are the cream of the crop, which makes it especially difficult to rank them against each other. 

Some of the best NBA players with jersey number 13 include basketball stars like Wilt Chamberlain, Steve Nash, and James Harden. The variety in other sports would see baseball icons Alex Rodriguez, Roberto Clemente, and Dave Concepcion wear it at different points in their MLB careers. Football legends like Dan Marino, one of the greatest QBs in NFL history, and hockey stars like Teemu Selanne also show how well represented #13 is across the board. 

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 13 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 13, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 23.

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  • James Harden
    Photo: Brooklyn Nets / Instagram

    League: NBA
    Years active: 2010-present
    Stats: 765 games played, 24.3 points per game, 6.2 assists, 5.2 rebounds

    Career Highlights

    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2018)
    • 7× NBA All-Star (2013–2019)
    • 5× All-NBA First Team (2014, 2015, 2017–2019)
    • All-NBA Third Team (2013)
    • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2012)
    • 2× NBA scoring champion (2018, 2019)
    • NBA assists leader (2017)
    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
    • Team: Brooklyn Nets
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  • Michael Thomas
    Photo: user uploaded image

    League: NFL
    Years active: 2016-present
    Stats: 3,787 receiving yards, 23 receiving touchdowns

    Career Highlights

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2017, 2018)
    • First-team All-Pro (2018)
    • NFL receptions leader (2018)
    • Team: New Orleans Saints
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  • League: NFL
    Years active: 1998-2009
    Stats: 32,344 passing yards, 208 passing touchdowns, 286 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns

    Career Highlights

    • Super Bowl champion (XXXIV)
    • Super Bowl MVP (XXXIV)
    • 2× AP NFL Most Valuable Player (1999, 2001)
    • 4× Pro Bowl (1999–2001, 2008)
    • 2× First-Team All-Pro (1999, 2001)
    • 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1999, 2001)
    • NFL passing yards leader (2001)
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa, United States of America
    • Team: St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals
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  • Paul George
    Photo: Los Angeles Clippers / Instagram

    League: NBA
    Years active: 2011-present
    Stats: 604 games, 19.8 points per game, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists

    Career Highlights

    • 6× NBA All-Star (2013, 2014, 2016–2019)
    • All-NBA First Team (2019)
    • 4× All-NBA Third Team (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2014, 2019)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2013, 2016)
    • NBA Most Improved Player (2013)
    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Palmdale, California
    • Team: Los Angeles Clippers
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