There have been a couple of questions in the last few days about why players wear their jersey number/name.
- Jersey number for Kobe Bryant
- Jersey name for World Peace
When I saw the first one, I almost threw a close flag at it. Then I thought that if I could find credible information about why Kobe's jersey numbers were 8 and 24, I'd post an answer and call it good. I found a sources from years ago speculating on his jersey numbers and decided to post an answer, waiting to see if others closed the question.
Now the second question has popped up and I'm wondering if we accidentally set a precedent for these types of questions. I feel that most of the time, these answers are going to be answered with either speculation or short answer like "That was his number in high school" or "That's the player's favorite number."
There is now a close vote on the Lebron question. My inclination is to say we should close these types of questions since that was my first instinct on the Kobe question. Should we be closing these questions or letting them stay open?