Can a player change numbers during the game?

Posted by Donald Wilkerson on Nov 24 2003 at 04:00PM PST
During the Lake game against Alief Taylor, not once but twice this occurred.
A player is noticed to have blood on his uniform and is directed to leave the game by the official. The player changes to another jersey borrowed from a player who has previously been in the game and re-enters the game! Is this legal?
Yes, if a shirt is damaged or bloody and if no other jerseys are available, this is allowed as long as the jersey cannot easily be confused with the opposing team's and if it does not duplicate a number of another player on the court. The spirit and intent of the rule is to do everything possible to allow the player to use a different shirt and return to play without penalty. image


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