Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I personally can not wait till March 30th when the Miami Heat retire a jersey for the first time of a player that actually played a minute of basketball for them. Alonzo Mourning's number 33 will be hung from the rafters in a home game against the Orlando Magic, and it could not come soon enough. I am a huge fan of Michael Jordan and Dan Marino, but come on couldn't we have at least hung their retired jerseys out by the food court at the arena, instead of from the rafters? Zo deserves the honor for your years of excellent on the court and in the community. So it got me thinking, for a team that has 7 division titles in its 20 years lifespan, who else might warrant a retired jersey?

What about Tim Hardaway? He is the Miami Heat's all time leader in assists and three point field goals, but did he shoot his hopes in the foot with his anti-gay comments in 2007? Glen Rice? 6 seasons does not make a retired jersey. Steve Smith? Again, not enough seasons on the Heat. Shaquille O'Neal? No chance, 2 good season does not make a retired jersey. What happens if Dwayne Wade bolts Miami in 2010 when he becomes a free agent, would you still want to retire his jersey for how excellent he has been since being drafted?

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