Kira Lewis Jr. #13 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 12.

24 Seconds presented by Ibotta: Kira Lewis Jr. on favorite cities, sports, meals

Now in his third season with New Orleans, Kira Lewis Jr. has always been a well-liked member of the roster among his teammates. The point guard again demonstrated some of his positive traits by unselfishly committing to an effort to get his fellow third-year pro his favorite uniform number, which – if successful – would come directly off of Lewis’ back. The University of Alabama product is the subject of this week’s “24 Seconds” Q&A article.

Pelicans.com: What are your three favorite NBA road cities or arenas?

Lewis: Minnesota, Utah and Detroit.

Pelicans.com: Three favorite sports other than basketball?

Lewis: Football, baseball and boxing.

Pelicans.com: What are your three favorite meals?

Lewis: Pizza, roast macaroni and chicken, steak.

Pelicans.com: Who are the three best-dressed Pelicans?

Lewis: Brandon Ingram, Jaxson Hayes and Garrett Temple.

Pelicans.com: Is there a reason you have the number 13? Was it given to you or did you choose it?

Lewis: Yeah, I chose 13 because I was 13th pick, and (the Pelicans) didn’t have No. 2 at the time, so I just picked number 13.

Pelicans.com: We heard Naji Marshall would love to have that number.

Lewis: I tried to give it to him, but there were a whole lot of complications. I’m still trying to give it to him. Maybe I give it to him for Christmas, maybe it’s for his birthday. Never know.