It’s been a long journey, and I just feel like I had to start from ground zero with that number. It’s just a lot deeper than what it seems to be. … For me to go through what I went through with that number, it speaks measures. … It meant I overcame a lot and I’m still trying to overcome more. I’m my own biggest critic. I’m just trying to get better and better and better.-Davone Bess explains why he will not be giving up the number 15. Bess also explained that he has started a charity and the t-shirts he and a friend back in Hawaii are selling have the number 15 featured on it. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts go to his foundation.