Why do players have "Junior" on their tops?
Us of the term "Junior" seems to be mostly an American thing in my experience.
In Australia, as an example, my father was named after his father, and therefore to his family and growing up was always known by his second name. That would probably have persisted, except he enlisted during WW2 and the RAAF insisted on using his given name.
But, in regards to tops, it puzzles me why for example Casper has Ware Jr on his Australian tops.
From the little I have seen, if you look at his American tops, he doesn't.
And why? The term "Junior" refers to the given name, not the surname. Many people have the same family name as their father, we're not all called junior.
I can understand why it's used when using the given and surname, eg "Casper Ware Junior", but why when only displaying the surname?
And of course CJ is an interesting case, because I think he only used "Bruton".
Yes, one of the many serious basketball questions that plagues me during the break between the end of the AFL (&NBL1) and beginning of the NBL seasons.