Lakers forward Rick Fox
"I first took notice of number 17 because of John Havlicek—when I came to Boston, a couple of Celtics legends told me he was the player to model my game after. Also, the Celtics were all about championships, and they had 16 when they renounced my rights in 1997. I was slightly immature and carrying some bitterness, so when I signed with the Lakers I chose 17 as a reminder of what I had left behind, the six years I played for Boston in search of that 17th championship. It was also to remind me that I was determined to get my first championship before the Celtics got another one."