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The Best Athletes Who Wore #32

Updated May 21, 2020 1.6k votes 139 voters 7.0k views51 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 32 for at least one professional season.

The best players to wear 32 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with success of athletes across the board. Iconic MLB players with number 32 jerseys include Dave Winfield, Roy Halladay, and Steve Carlton, all Hall of Fame players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in baseball history. 

Basketball stars have had success with the number as well with Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone, and Julius Irving thriving with the number 32 in the NBA. Football and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars rocking the number in NFL and NHL history. It's all proof that anyone who wears #32 has a major legacy to live up to.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 32 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 32.

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  • League: NBA

    Years Active: 1992-2011

    Stats: 28,596 points, 13,099 rebounds, 2,732 blocks

    Career Highlights
    Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2016)
    15x NBA All-Star
    NBA MVP (2000)

    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Position: Center
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  • League: NFL

    Years Active: 1957-1965

    Stats: 12,312 rushing yards, 5.2 yards per carry, 106 rushing touchdowns

    Career Highlights
    Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (1971)
    9x Pro Bowl
    8x first-team All-Pro
    8x NFL rushing leader

    • Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States of America
    • Position: Running back, Fullback
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  • Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #32
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    League: NBA

    Years Active: 1979-199, 1996

    Stats: 17,707 points, 6,559 rebounds, 10,141 assists

    Career Highlights:
    Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2002)
    12x NBA All-Star
    3x NBA MVP

    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Position: Point guard, Power forward
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  • Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Wore #32
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    League: NBA

    Years Active: 1971-1987

    Stats: 30,026 points, 10,525 rebounds, 5,175 assists

    Career Highlights
    Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (1993)
    11x NBA All-Star
    NBA MVP (1981)

    • Birthplace: Roosevelt, New York, United States of America
    • Position: Small forward
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