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(NESN)   When you think of retired NBA numbers, you think Dan Marino, right?   (nesn.com) divider line 40
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2012-08-23 03:04:54 PM
That's pretty cool.

Still waiting for Memphis to retire Big Country's #50
 
2012-08-23 03:08:01 PM
Jordan being retired by the Heat makes less sense than Marino
 
2012-08-23 03:14:29 PM
Jordan should be retired in all arenas. Marino isn't retired, his #13 is just recognized in the stadium.
 
2012-08-23 03:31:23 PM
I always think of chubby old white guys when I think of basketball.
 
2012-08-23 03:31:35 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas. Marino isn't retired, his #13 is just recognized in the stadium.


I agree, Jordan's 23 should be retired across the league like Gretzky's 99 in hockey.

That and they should bring back Pro-Stars, or maybe just the cereal version.
 
2012-08-23 03:35:51 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas.


That is insane. Do you really think Knicks fans want his number in the rafters of the Garden? fark that.
 
2012-08-23 03:37:56 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas.


23? 45? 99 (as "Roster Player" from NBA Live)? All of them?
 
2012-08-23 03:38:43 PM

Gunny Highway: Jordan being retired by the Heat makes less sense than Marino


I was going to say, Marino isn't even the dumbest jersey retired by the Heat.

As for the list, since slideshows are stupid (as is the list):

Larry Weinberg (Blazers, No. 1): Not weird because apparently a lot of other owners have done the same. Apparently weird because it's not really retired and people wear it.
Clyde Drexler (Rockets, No. 22): Probably a combination of the NBA championship accolades as well as his collegiate success in Houston. Member of Phi Slamma Jamma, but hey, can't expect a little research.
Larry Miller (Jazz, No. 9): Another owner who had a number retired. It's apparently super weird because he picked his softball number as the number instead of No. 1. Also, there's a typo in the description.
Retired Microphones: Not a number, but hey, it's not like there's been a legitimate member of the list anyway, so let's throw this in. Then say how stupid it is because after the mic is gone, apparently no one could get a new microphone - everyone would just have to listen to games in silence.
Clyde Lovellette (Minneapolis Lakers, No. 34): Of note because LA apparently stopped giving a sh*t about it when they got Shaq and let him wear the number anyway. Otherwise, totally merited retirement of the number.
Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors, No. 13): Retired after his death BECAUSE OF the things they say earlier about how he left hating the place. Looks stupid to retire a guy's number if he's alive and doesn't show up. And retirement ceremony = butts in seats for a crappy franchise. Also, he was pretty good.
Ted Turner (Hawks, No. 17): Oh look, another owner. We're at three owners, three players, and a few announcers now. Turner chose No. 17 because that was the first TV station he owned, Channel 17.
Michael Jordan (Heat, No. 23): Now this is f*cking retarded (though anyone that follows the NBA knew about it).
Spencer Haywood (Sonics, No. 24): Helped the Sonics beat the NBA in a Supreme Court case AND threatened to have a Lakers coach murdered? Awesome. Also, All-NBA first team (2x) and second-team (2x) in his five years here. Still holds the franchise records for points/game and rebounds/game in a season. Also, it says his career ended right after threatening to kill his coach in '79-'80? He played for two years immediately after that...with the Washington Bullets.
 
2012-08-23 03:40:11 PM

DVDave: JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas.

23? 45? 99 (as "Roster Player" from NBA Live)? All of them?


Don't forget 12.

/Magic/Larry saved the league. Jordan helped usher in one of the sh*ttiest eras of the league ("hero" ball).
 
2012-08-23 03:40:18 PM

Gunny Highway: JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas.

That is insane. Do you really think Knicks fans want his number in the rafters of the Garden? fark that.


This. Love me some MJ, but I'd say he wasn't quite as far ahead of his peers as Gretzky was (although Lemieux does challenge that). I know, 6 rings, but look at the team he had around him. Plus it's easier to win a bunch in the NBA than other sports.

And MJ's not NEARLY as beloved as Gretzky. He's pretty widely hated, even. Cause he's an asshole.

/Bulls fan.
 
2012-08-23 03:57:30 PM

IAmRight: I was going to say, Marino isn't even the dumbest jersey retired by the Heat.


Marino's number isn't retired (as someone else mentioned), just honored. Mike Miller is #13 right now.

They honored it the year he entered the Hall of Fame (2005) and he's far and away the most popular sports figure ever in South Florida. So it's really not dumb/weird in any way.
 
2012-08-23 04:00:41 PM

roncofooddehydrator: Marino's number isn't retired (as someone else mentioned), just honored. Mike Miller is #13 right now.


If we go by "in use" as "not retired," then half this list is not retired, which makes it even dumber.

/and yes, I know Mike Miller was No. 13.
 
2012-08-23 04:03:48 PM

4NSpy: I agree, Jordan's 23 should be retired across the league like Gretzky's 99 in hockey.


Oh God, not this again.
 
2012-08-23 04:05:57 PM

4NSpy: JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas. Marino isn't retired, his #13 is just recognized in the stadium.

I agree, Jordan's 23 should be retired across the league like Gretzky's 99 in hockey.

That and they should bring back Pro-Stars, or maybe just the cereal version.


That would put him in Jackie Robinson territory. Not sure if I like that.
 
2012-08-23 04:07:40 PM
Anyone who thinks Jordan's 23 should be retired across basketball, please out yourselves in this thread so I can make sure I note to never take your opinions about basketball seriously ever again.
 
2012-08-23 04:09:01 PM
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At least those guys got to have numbers retired. This guy just had the nickname retired.
 
2012-08-23 04:13:46 PM

IAmRight: Anyone who thinks Jordan's 23 should be retired across basketball, please out yourselves in this thread so I can make sure I note to never take your opinions about basketball seriously ever again.


Wait, you were taking people's opinions here on fark seriously?
 
2012-08-23 04:14:29 PM
The idea of retiring Michael Jordan's number in the entire NBA is insane.
 
2012-08-23 04:17:33 PM

Yanks_RSJ: The idea of retiring Michael Jordan's number in the entire NBA is insane.


Now, if a couple of sports books retired his number, I'd understand completely.
 
2012-08-23 04:17:35 PM

4NSpy: Wait, you were taking people's opinions here on fark seriously?


I tend to. The problem is that I know there are people out there that actually believe sh*t like that.
 
2012-08-23 04:24:02 PM

IAmRight: DVDave: JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas.

23? 45? 99 (as "Roster Player" from NBA Live)? All of them?

Don't forget 12.

/Magic/Larry saved the league. Jordan helped usher in one of the sh*ttiest eras of the league ("hero" ball).


I am not an MJ fan, but hated him more than anyone in the league. That is respect, I loved Barkley. He started a new generation of basketball, which someone mentioned above, but Magic and Larry made the sport great throughout the 80's. They played defense, offense and WOULD DESTROY THE NEW "DREAM TEAM"... sorry for all the caps, but it angers me. Just an opinion though. I guess NBA2k14 will have an Olympic teams from the past.
 
2012-08-23 04:24:34 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas. Marino isn't retired, his #13 is just recognized in the stadium.


How much you want to bet that will never happen? MJ is over in the corner taking odds.
 
2012-08-23 04:28:10 PM
In retrospect, I believe they should retire the numbers at their home court. There would be too many numbers I would retire. Where would Lebron's jersey be retired if he stopped playing tomorrow?
 
2012-08-23 04:33:28 PM

JohnnyRebel88: I am not an MJ fan, but hated him more than anyone in the league. That is respect, I loved Barkley. He started a new generation of basketball, which someone mentioned above, but Magic and Larry made the sport great throughout the 80's. They played defense, offense and WOULD DESTROY THE NEW "DREAM TEAM"... sorry for all the caps, but it angers me. Just an opinion though. I guess NBA2k14 will have an Olympic teams from the past.


Original Dream Team in the game won't include Pippen - so it is not valid
 
2012-08-23 04:40:41 PM
I'm thinking about Dan Marino pretty much all the time, so yeah.
 
2012-08-23 04:48:47 PM

p the boiler: JohnnyRebel88: I am not an MJ fan, but hated him more than anyone in the league. That is respect, I loved Barkley. He started a new generation of basketball, which someone mentioned above, but Magic and Larry made the sport great throughout the 80's. They played defense, offense and WOULD DESTROY THE NEW "DREAM TEAM"... sorry for all the caps, but it angers me. Just an opinion though. I guess NBA2k14 will have an Olympic teams from the past.

Original Dream Team in the game won't include Pippen - so it is not valid


What about Christian Laettner?
 
2012-08-23 04:50:32 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Magic and Larry made the sport great throughout the 80's. They played defense, offense and WOULD DESTROY THE NEW "DREAM TEAM"... sorry for all the caps, but it angers me.


Jordan and Pippen played defense for sure but Magic and Larry?
 
2012-08-23 04:53:01 PM

you have pee hands: JohnnyRebel88: Magic and Larry made the sport great throughout the 80's. They played defense, offense and WOULD DESTROY THE NEW "DREAM TEAM"... sorry for all the caps, but it angers me.

Jordan and Pippen played defense for sure but Magic and Larry?


It would have been more accurate to say that Magic and Larry could take over a game without having to score the ball, which is something Jordan (minus his contributions on the defensive end) could not.
 
2012-08-23 05:02:38 PM

4NSpy: That's pretty cool.

Still waiting for Memphis to retire Big Country's #50


Keep waiting. He was a disaaster in Vancouver, and non-existent in Memphis.

// Once said he couldn't buy a bucket, unless it was a bucket of chicken, and that he was a Kentucky-Fried Asshole.
// Almost got thrown out of GM Place by Security, even though they agreed with me.
 
2012-08-23 05:28:43 PM

p the boiler: Original Dream Team in the game won't include Pippen - so it is not valid


They'll pretty much make him but maybe change some facial features and give him another name, won't they? Or will he just not be an option?

/current team could beat them in their prime
//hell, the Bobcats beat other teams last year - it's not like it's impossible for this year's team to beat the Dream Team
 
2012-08-23 05:33:33 PM

Mike_LowELL: you have pee hands: JohnnyRebel88: Magic and Larry made the sport great throughout the 80's. They played defense, offense and WOULD DESTROY THE NEW "DREAM TEAM"... sorry for all the caps, but it angers me.

Jordan and Pippen played defense for sure but Magic and Larry?

It would have been more accurate to say that Magic and Larry could take over a game without having to score the ball, which is something Jordan (minus his contributions on the defensive end) could not.


Well I agree to a point with you, however I believe that Jordan had teams solely trying to stop him defensively. Magic had many great weapons, as did Bird. Itwas quite difficult to get into the paint vs the 80's Celtics. Also remember that Jordan eliminated two rules - traveling and palming the ball. Or if you prefer, The 3-step rule is now in play...

It's all about the evolution of sports, and if you are a fan, one must adapt to these adaptations to be able to appreciate the game.
 
2012-08-23 05:44:36 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas.



Meh.  I was a Bulls fan living in Chicago during his years, and I don't think so.  I mean, he's most likely the best player in history.  But "in all arenas/stadiums" should be reserved for people like Jackie Robinson... who's career went above and beyond baseball and helped change *America*
 
2012-08-23 05:47:01 PM

IAmRight: p the boiler: Original Dream Team in the game won't include Pippen - so it is not valid

They'll pretty much make him but maybe change some facial features and give him another name, won't they? Or will he just not be an option?

/current team could beat them in their prime
//hell, the Bobcats beat other teams last year - it's not like it's impossible for this year's team to beat the Dream Team


From what I read he isn't being included at all
 
2012-08-23 06:30:42 PM
IAmRight: Clyde Drexler (Rockets, No. 22): Probably a combination of the NBA championship accolades as well as his collegiate success in Houston. Member of Phi Slamma Jamma, but hey, can't expect a little research.

THIS. Clyde was on one of only TWO championship teams in Houston's major sports history. He helped the University of Houston to two consecutive finals in the Final Four. So one could say that the two NBA titles and the two UH final appearances are the high water mark of Houston sports (along I guess with when the Astros made the World Series), Clyde had a hand in THREE of five of the city's best sporting moments. He also coached at UH (albeit not very well), is a member of the baskball HOF, and does radio commentary for Rockets games. All this tells me is that whoever wrote that article doesn't have a clue in hell what wikipedia is.
 
2012-08-23 09:21:45 PM
When is the Lakers gonna retire 99?
 
2012-08-23 10:02:29 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Jordan should be retired in all arenas. Marino isn't retired, his #13 is just recognized in the stadium.


fark that overrated cheat.
 
2012-08-23 10:35:45 PM
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Hey guys, what's going on in here?
 
2012-08-24 08:38:01 AM
whats gonna happen 200 years from now when all the numbers for all sports are retired? Start using letters?
 
2012-08-24 12:47:42 PM
Jason Terry's number will never be retired as long as Mark Cuban owns the team, he was kind of pissed about the way he left and one rule I have learned in life is that you never piss off a billionaire.
 
2012-08-24 06:55:02 PM
I wonder if Cleveland will retire Lebron's number?
 
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