Steve Blake Honors Jerome Kersey, Changes Jersey Number

Steve Blake Honors Jerome Kersey, Changes Jersey Number

Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake will honor the passing of former player Jerome Kersey by changing his jersey number to 5, so the franchise can retire the number 25 Kersey wore while playing in Portland.

“Jerome Kersey meant a lot to this team and to this city,” said Blake. “I’ve known Jerome for a long time now and wanted to honor him and his vast contributions both on and off the court. I consider it an honor to wear the number 25, but this just seemed like the right thing to do.”