Well then if Malone wants to show tribute to Magic, then why do it his 1st year as a Laker? Iverson didn't rock Dr J's number his 1st year with the Sixers, so why should Malone? Sure he did a lot for the game of bball with the Jazz, but he didn't do it for the Lakers. Kobe and Shaq never wore Magics number in a game, so I feel like no one should, and if they do, then it should be for just one game, like the All-Star game. It's nuttin against Malone or anything, it's just outta respect that he shouldn't use Magic's number durin the season. If he's allowed ot wear a retired number, then what's the point of retiring numbers??? Let's just not retire number anymore, if that's the case, if players wanna bring it back cuz they think it'll be respectful to honor the great individuals from the past. It just doesn't make sence.