For many athletes, their jersey number is connected to a specific meaning or memory. Phoenix Suns’ basketball player Cameron Johnson recently shared why he proudly wears the number 23.
During a press conference about the upcoming season, the 25-year-old explained that his family and an important role model inspired him to don the number.
Cameron Johnson was a big Jordan fan growing up but there’s a bigger reason why he decided to wear the number 23 on his back.
— Marco “Thee Alta” Peralta (@TheeAltaPeralta) September 29, 2021
“It comes from my grandma,” Johnson said. “My grandma, she’s a prayer warrior to the fullest extent, and she kind of told my dad to use this Bible verse as a prayer every time you go into a game, into a competition, into an important meeting, whatever it may be. And he instilled that down into me.”
He continued, “So Psalm 23 has been a verse I’ve always said before every game and then I say now during the national anthems. I’ve said it during the national anthems since high school but it’s the reason I wear 23. I was also a huge fan Jordan fan growing up so 23 is a huge number of significance to me.”
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SOURCE: CBN News, Andrea Morris