Yaron Weitzman, for Bleacher Report:
Most Americans go through life with one cellphone number. They receive it in middle school or high school, keep it through college and bring it with them into the workforce. They use it to call their bosses. They use it to call their mothers. It never changes. Everyone—from their bosses to their mothers—knows how to reach them.
NBA players aren’t like most Americans, and not just because they’re graceful and tall. “Imagine walking down the street and knowing that every single person you see wants something from you,” one National Basketball Players Association executive said. Selfies. Interviews. Seed money. A video for a nephew’s bar mitzvah. And what better way to gain access to an NBA player than by seeking out his personal phone number?
According to this, some players change their numbers anywhere from a few times a year to weekly. What a crazy look into a world most of us never see.