If you’re a Warriors fan . . . well, hey, it’s basketball. We all love basketball, right?
It’s a new era for the Warriors, as Alec Burks will be rocking No. 20 on his jersey for the first time. Burks is making the rare in-season jersey swap in honor of Kobe Bryant, who famously wore Burks’ prior number, No. 8.
And if you’re wondering: No, there’s no reason behind the new number.
when asked why he picked No. 20, Burks just said it was the new number he picked. no reason. https://t.co/s5DrCjUYl9— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) January 30, 2020
The Celtics will likely have some pep in their step for the home contest. Prior to tipoff, the NBA will officially announce the reserves for the 2020 All-Star Game. The Celtics, who already have Kemba Walker as an All-Star starter, will see forward Jayson Tatum get his first All-Star nod.
Sources: 2020 NBA All-Star reserves:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 30, 2020
East: Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Ben Simmons, Khris Middleton, Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo, Domas Sabonis
West: Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Nikola Jokic, Rudy Gobert, Brandon Ingram, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul
So it’s two All-Stars vs. none. Not great odds.
But then again . . .