I have this Knicks card and noticed he's wearing 24 but didn't he wear 34 as a Knick why did he change it?
They had numbers on shorts, but the photo is fake. It was probably made right after the trade, those jerseys were retired at the end of the 2001 season, so basically McDyess didn't had the chance to play in that uniform.
The guys from this card company probably didn't knew what number will McDyess get (and they assumed Bradley wouldn't mind seeing his number taken down from the rafters), neither the fact that new uniforms were on the way.
thanks rady good catch, wonder why they were still wearing the Puma style in preseason only.