Retiring the number of an athlete is an honor a team bestows upon a player, usually after the Retired jerseys are often referred to as "hanging from the rafters" as they are, literally, put to hang in the team's home arena. The first number. As a way to honor key contributors including players, coaches, fans, broadcasters and announcers, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams often retire their jersey numbers, win totals or microphones. In the case of jersey numbers, they are usually no longer available for future. Retiring an athlete's number is a symbolic recognition of their contribution to the game - in Eric Legrand's case, his inspiration in the face of.
Now that the Yankees have retired Derek Jeter's No. 2, they are officially out of single-digit options for current and future players. They have. To any casual fan, these ten numbers are nothing but a nifty Hilton Olson as the 10th Cyclone basketball player to have a jersey retired. On the flip side, there are two teams (not including the previously mentioned Grizzlies) who have yet to retire a single jersey: the LA Clippers.
Dec 22, ; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat former center Shaquille O Neal is having his jersey number (32) retired into the rafters at the. The Los Angeles Lakers will retire Kobe Bryant's no. Kobe Bryant will become the 10th Lakers' player to have his jersey retired and the . meaning he was considered one of the top four defensive guards in the NBA for was so nice, the Los Angeles Lakers are retiring his jersey twice. at the sport that is defined by the height and athleticism of its athletes.".