I still don’t feel a day over Rollie Fingers.
Judging by the sports uniform numerology, 37 could be a weird one. According to Basketball-Reference.com, only three players have worn the number 37 in the NBA – Nick Van Exel, Jack Smiley, and Metta World Peace, the former Ron Artest. This was Artest’s explanation to Fox Sports Radio for why he chose that number:
“I was trying to figure out a number, I was talking to my wife and kids. I was on my twitter, MySpace, and Facebook and asking everybody to help me pick a number. On my MySpace, somebody named Trish T he Dish came up with the #37 and said that Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œThrillerâ€ was 37 weeks at number one of all time. 23 I was going to choose, it was available, itâ€™s a great number but, I thought (with) that 37 and â€œThrillerâ€, I can make that a new great number. I think more kids should start getting the #37 for a great human being, since Michael loved all people. I think Iâ€™m representing greatness in wearing #37.”