Portland guard Steve Blake will honor the late Jerome Kersey — by changing his jersey number from 25 to 5 — so that Kersey’s number can hang in the rafters.
Steve Blake changing his jersey number in Portland in honor of the late Jerome Kersey. Really classy move: pic.twitter.com/gtU1soUiuk
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 20, 2015
Steve Blake honors Jerome Kersey by changing his jersey number.
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) February 20, 2015
that Kersey wore for the Trail Blazers from 1984-95.
“Jerome Kersey meant a lot to this team and to this city,” said Blake. “I’ve known Jerome for a long time now and wanted to honor him and his vast contributions both on and off the court. I consider it an honor to wear the number 25, but this just seemed like the right thing to do.”
Blake asked for and received NBA permission to change his jersey number to 5, effective beginning Friday at Utah.