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The Best Athletes Who Wore #33

Updated February 14, 2020 2.2k votes 389 voters 24.6k views28 items

List RulesVote up the top athletes who wore 33 for at least one professional season

The jersey number 33 is associated with some of the all-time great athletes across a wide spectrum of sports. Millions of sports jerseys have been sold with the No. 33 on the back due to the popularity of athletes to spend time wearing the number. Legendary basketball stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, and Patrick Ewing are some of the best NBA players with number 33 jersey in history. 

The baseball world is also strong with the number as Hall of Famers Frank Robinson, Eddie Murray, and Mike Piazza all sported jersey 33 at different times in their MLB careers. Football and hockey are strongly represented with Tony Dorsett and Patrick Roy rocking the 33 among others in the NFL and NHL. 

So check out the list of the most famous athletes who wore 33 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 33, then head over and check out some other iconic jersey numbers, including the best players to wear No. 23.

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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 1979-1992
    Stats: 897 games played, 24.3 points per game, 10.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists

    Career Highlights

    • 3× NBA champion (1981, 1984, 1986)
    • 2× NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986)
    • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1984–1986)
    • 12× NBA All-Star (1980–1988, 1990–1992)
    • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1982)
    • 9× All-NBA First Team (1980–1988)
    • All-NBA Second Team (1990)
    • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982–1984)
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (1980)
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: West Baden Springs, French Lick Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • Team: Boston Celtics
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 1969-1989
    Stats: 1,560 games played, 24.6 points per game, 11.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists

    Career Highlights

    • 6× NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
    • 2× NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985)
    • 6× NBA Most Valuable Player (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
    • 19× NBA All-Star (1970–1977, 1979–1989)
    • 10× All-NBA First Team (1971–1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986)
    • 5× All-NBA Second Team (1970, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985)
    • 5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974, 1975, 1979–1981)
    • 6× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970, 1971, 1976–1978, 1984)
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (1970)
    • 2× NBA scoring champion (1971, 1972)
    • NBA rebounding champion (1976)
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Team: Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 1987-2004
    Stats: 1,178 games played, 16.1 points per game, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists

    Career Highlights

    • 6× NBA champion (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
    • 7× NBA All-Star (1990, 1992–1997)
    • 3× All-NBA First Team (1994–1996)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1992, 1997)
    • 2× All-NBA Third Team (1993, 1998)
    • 8× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1992–1999)
    • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1991, 2000)
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Team: Chicago Bulls
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 1992-2001
    Stats: 1,207 games played, 23.7 points per game, 10.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists

    Career Highlights

    • 4× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2006)
    • 3× NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)
    • NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)
    • 15× NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)
    • 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)
    • 8× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1995, 1999)
    • 4× All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 2009)
    • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2001, 2003)
    • NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)
    • 2× NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000)
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
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