List of National Basketball Association retired jersey numbers

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Los Angeles Lakers retired jerseys hanging inside the Staples Center

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 players to wear, although they can ask for permission from players whose jerseys are retired. Teams usually display these numbers by hanging banners on the rafters inside their home arena. Currently, three teams (Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Toronto Raptors) do not have any retired numbers.

List[edit]

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
Number Name Team Position Years with franchise Note Refs
9 Pettit, BobBob Pettit Atlanta Hawks F 1954–1965 [1]
21 Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks F 1983–1994 Currently team vice president and television color analyst. [1]
23 Hudson, LouLou Hudson Atlanta Hawks F 1966–1977 [1]
17 Turner, TedTed Turner Atlanta Hawks 1977–2001 As team owner. While the team presented Turner a framed Hawks jersey with No. 17, the banner raised to the rafters carried an old Hawks logo with Turner's name instead of a number. [2]
00 Parish, RobertRobert Parish Boston Celtics C 1980–1994 [3]
1 Brown, Walter A.Walter A. Brown Boston Celtics 1946–1964 As team founder–owner. [3]
2 Auerbach, RedRed Auerbach Boston Celtics 1950–2006 As head coach (19501966) and executive (1950–2006). [3]
3 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson Boston Celtics G 1983–1990 [3]
6 Russell, BillBill Russell Boston Celtics C 1956–1969 Also served as head coach (19661969). [3]
10 White, Jo JoJo Jo White Boston Celtics G 1969–1979 [3]
14 Cousy, BobBob Cousy Boston Celtics G 1950–1963 [3]
15 Heinsohn, TomTom Heinsohn Boston Celtics F 1956–1978 Also served as head coach (19691978); as broadcaster (1980–present). [3]
16 Sanders, SatchSatch Sanders Boston Celtics F 1960–1973 Also served as head coach (1978). [3]
17 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek Boston Celtics F 1962–1978 [3]
18 Cowens, DaveDave Cowens Boston Celtics C 1970–1980 Also served as head coach (1978–1979). [3]
19 Nelson, DonDon Nelson Boston Celtics F 1965–1976 [3]
21 Sharman, BillBill Sharman Boston Celtics G 1951–1961 [3]
22 Macauley, EdEd Macauley Boston Celtics C 1950–1956 [3]
23 Ramsey, FrankFrank Ramsey Boston Celtics F 1954–1964 [3]
24 Jones, SamSam Jones Boston Celtics G 1957–1969 [3]
25 Jones, K. C.K. C. Jones Boston Celtics G 1958–1967; 1983–1988 Also served as head coach (19831988). [3]
31 Maxwell, CedricCedric Maxwell Boston Celtics F 1977–1985 Also served as broadcaster (2001–present); briefly wore No. 30 in 1977–78. [3]
32 McHale, KevinKevin McHale Boston Celtics F 1980–1993 [3]
33 Bird, LarryLarry Bird Boston Celtics F 1979–1992 [3]
35 Lewis, ReggieReggie Lewis Boston Celtics G 1987–1993 Died of a heart attack while still playing for the team; number retired posthumously. [3]
LOSCY[1] Loscutoff, JimJim Loscutoff Boston Celtics F 1955–1964 Wore No. 18 but decided to keep it active; number ultimately retired for Dave Cowens. [3]
Microphone Most, JohnnyJohnny Most Boston Celtics 1953–1990 As broadcaster. [3]
3 Petrovic, DrazenDražen Petrović Brooklyn Nets G 1990–1993 Died in a car crash while playing for the team; with the team when it was known as the New Jersey Nets.[4] His jersey was retired posthumously. [5]
4 Ladner, WendellWendell Ladner Brooklyn Nets F 1974–1975 Died in a plane crash; with the team when it was on Long Island as the New York Nets. His jersey was retired posthumously; however no banner is currently raised at the Barclays Center. [5]
5 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd Brooklyn Nets G 2001–2008 The team was then the New Jersey Nets.
Also served as head coach (20132014).
[5]
23 Williamson, JohnJohn Williamson Brooklyn Nets G 1973–1980 During his first four seasons (1973–1977), the team was on Long Island and known as the New York Nets; for the rest of his career with the team, it was the New Jersey Nets. [5]
25 Melchionni, BillBill Melchionni Brooklyn Nets G 1969–1976 The team was then on Long Island as the New York Nets. [5]
32 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving Brooklyn Nets F 1973–1976 The team was then on Long Island as the New York Nets. [5]
52 Williams, BuckBuck Williams Brooklyn Nets F 1981–1989 The team was then the New Jersey Nets. [5]
13 Phills, BobbyBobby Phills Charlotte Hornets G 1997–2000 Died in a car crash while playing for the original incarnation of the team. His jersey was retired posthumously.
4 Sloan, JerryJerry Sloan Chicago Bulls G 1966–1976 Also served as head coach (19791982). [6]
10 Love, BobBob Love Chicago Bulls F 1968–1976 [6]
23 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan Chicago Bulls G 1984–1993; 1995–1998 Briefly wore No. 45 in 1995 & 12 for one game in 1991 (due to his jersey stolen). [7]
33 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen Chicago Bulls F 1987–1998; 2003–2004 [7]
Jackson, PhilPhil Jackson[2] Chicago Bulls 1989–1998 As head coach (19891998). [8]
Krause, JerryJerry Krause[2] Chicago Bulls 1985–2003 As general manager. [8]
7 Smith, BingoBingo Smith Cleveland Cavaliers F 1970–1979 [9]
11 Ilgauskas, ŽydrūnasŽydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers C 1997–2010 Did not play in 1999–2000 season. [9]
22 Nance, LarryLarry Nance Cleveland Cavaliers F 1988–1994 Briefly wore No. 6 in 1988. [9]
25 Price, MarkMark Price Cleveland Cavaliers G 1986–1995 [9]
34 Carr, AustinAustin Carr Cleveland Cavaliers G 1971–1980 [9]
42 Thurmond, NateNate Thurmond Cleveland Cavaliers C 1975–1977 [9]
43 Daugherty, BradBrad Daugherty Cleveland Cavaliers C 1986–1994 [9]
Microphone Tait, JoeJoe Tait Cleveland Cavaliers 1972–2011 As broadcaster. [9]
15 Davis, BradBrad Davis Dallas Mavericks G 1980–1992 [10]
22 Blackman, RolandoRolando Blackman Dallas Mavericks G 1981–1992 [10]
2 English, AlexAlex English Denver Nuggets F 1980–1990 [11]
33 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson Denver Nuggets F 1975–1982 [11]
40 Beck, ByronByron Beck Denver Nuggets C 1967–1977 [11]
44 Issel, DanDan Issel Denver Nuggets C 1975–1985 [11]
432 Moe, DougDoug Moe Denver Nuggets 1981–1990 As head coach; the number represents his 432 victories coaching the Nuggets. [11]
2 Daly, ChuckChuck Daly Detroit Pistons 1983–1992 As head coach; the number represents the two NBA championship teams he coached. [12]
4 Dumars, JoeJoe Dumars Detroit Pistons G 1985–1999; 2000-2014 Also served as team president (2000–2014). [12]
10 Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman Detroit Pistons F 1986–1993 Number currently issued to Greg Monroe at the time of the announcement, and he is allowed to continue wearing the number. [12][13]
11 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas Detroit Pistons G 1981–1994 Wore No. 42 for one playoff game in 1985 (due to his jersey stolen). [12]
15 Johnson, VinnieVinnie Johnson Detroit Pistons G 1981–1991 [12]
16 Lanier, BobBob Lanier Detroit Pistons C 1970–1981 [12]
21 Bing, DaveDave Bing Detroit Pistons G 1966–1975 [12]
40 Laimbeer, BillBill Laimbeer Detroit Pistons C 1982–1994 [12]
Davidson, WilliamWilliam Davidson Detroit Pistons 1974–2009 As team owner. [12]
McCloskey, JackJack McCloskey Detroit Pistons 1979–1992 As general manager. [12]
13 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain Golden State Warriors C 1959–1965 Team was in Philadelphia through 1959–1962 and in San Francisco through 1962–1965. [14]
14 Meschery, TomTom Meschery Golden State Warriors F 1961–1971 Team was in Philadelphia through 1961–1962 and San Francisco through 1962–1971. [14]
16 Attles, AlAl Attles Golden State Warriors G 1960–1971 Also served as head coach (1969–1983). [14]
17 Mullin, ChrisChris Mullin Golden State Warriors SG/SF 1985–1997; 2000–2001 Also served as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations (2004-2009). [14]
24 Barry, RickRick Barry Golden State Warriors F 1965–1967; 1972–1978 [14]
42 Thurmond, NateNate Thurmond Golden State Warriors C 1963–1974 Team bore the San Francisco name through 1963–1971 before adopting the Golden State name starting with the 1971–72 season. [14]
22 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler Houston Rockets G 1995–1998 Also served as broadcaster (2005–present). [15]
23 Murphy, CalvinCalvin Murphy Houston Rockets G 1970–1983 Also served as broadcaster (1985–2004). [15]
24 Malone, MosesMoses Malone Houston Rockets C 1976–1982 [15]
34 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 1984–2001 [15]
45 Tomjanovich, RudyRudy Tomjanovich Houston Rockets F 1970–1981 Also served as head coach (1991–2003). [15]
CD Dawson, CarrollCarroll Dawson[3] Houston Rockets 1980–1995; 1995–2007 As assistant coach (1980–1995) and general manager (1995–2007). [16]
30 McGinnis, GeorgeGeorge McGinnis Indiana Pacers F 1971–1975; 1980–1982
31 Miller, ReggieReggie Miller Indiana Pacers G 1987–2005
34 Daniels, MelMel Daniels Indiana Pacers C 1968–1974
35 Brown, RogerRoger Brown Indiana Pacers F 1967–1974
529 Leonard, BobbyBobby Leonard Indiana Pacers 1968–1980 As head coach; the number represents his 529 victories coaching the Pacers.
13 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers C 1968–1973
22 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers F 1958–1971 The team was in Minneapolis in his first two seasons (1958–1960).
25 Goodrich, GailGail Goodrich Los Angeles Lakers G 1965–1968; 1970–1976
32 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson Los Angeles Lakers G 1979–1991; 1995–1996 Also served as head coach in 1994.
33 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers C 1975–1989
34 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers C 1996–2004 [17]
42 Worthy, JamesJames Worthy Los Angeles Lakers F 1982–1994
44 West, JerryJerry West Los Angeles Lakers G 1960–1974 Also served as head coach (1976–1979) and general manager (1981–2002).
52 Wilkes, JamaalJamaal Wilkes Los Angeles Lakers F 1977–1985
Microphone Hearn, ChickChick Hearn Los Angeles Lakers 1960–2002 As broadcaster.
10 Hardaway, TimTim Hardaway Miami Heat G 1996–2001 [18]
23 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan Miami Heat G Never played for the franchise; number retired for "contributions to basketball". [19][20]
33 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning Miami Heat C 1995–2002; 2005–2008 [21]
1 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson Milwaukee Bucks G 1970–1974 [22]
2 Bridgeman, JuniorJunior Bridgeman Milwaukee Bucks F 1975–1984; 1986–1987 [23]
4 Moncrief, SidneySidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks G 1979–1989 [24]
14 McGlocklin, JonJon McGlocklin Milwaukee Bucks G 1968–1976 Also served as broadcaster (1985–present). [25]
16 Lanier, BobBob Lanier Milwaukee Bucks C 1980–1984 [26]
32 Winters, BrianBrian Winters Milwaukee Bucks G 1975–1983 [27]
33 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks C 1969–1975 Served under the name of Lew Alcindor for two seasons before becoming Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. [28]
2 Sealy, MalikMalik Sealy Minnesota Timberwolves F 1998–2000 Died in a car crash while playing for the team.[29] His jersey was retired posthumously.
7 Maravich, PetePete Maravich New Orleans Pelicans G Never played for the franchise. He played for the New Orleans Jazz (now the Utah Jazz) from 1974–1979.
10 Frazier, WaltWalt Frazier New York Knicks G 1967–1977 Also served as a broadcaster.
12 Barnett, DickDick Barnett New York Knicks G 1965–1974
15 Monroe, EarlEarl Monroe New York Knicks G 1972–1980
15 McGuire, DickDick McGuire New York Knicks G 1949–1957 Also served as head coach (1965–1968) and scouting director.
19 Reed, WillisWillis Reed New York Knicks C 1964–1974 Also served as head coach (1977–1978).
22 Debusschere, DaveDave DeBusschere New York Knicks F 1969–1974
24 Bradley, BillBill Bradley New York Knicks F 1967–1977
33 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing New York Knicks C 1985–2000
613 Holzman, RedRed Holzman New York Knicks 1967–1977; 1978–1982 As head coach; the number represents his 613 victories coaching the Knicks.
6 The fans Orlando Magic
2 Malone, MosesMoses Malone Philadelphia 76ers C 1982–1986; 1993–1994 Not officially retired, but taken out of circulation.
3 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers G 1996–2006; 2009–2010
6 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving Philadelphia 76ers F 1976–1987
10 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks Philadelphia 76ers G 1978–1989 Also served as head coach (2005–2008).
13 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers C 1965–1968
15 Greer, HalHal Greer Philadelphia 76ers G 1958–1973 During his first five seasons (1958–1963), the team was known as the Syracuse Nationals.
24 Jones, BobbyBobby Jones Philadelphia 76ers F 1978–1986
32 Cunningham, BillyBilly Cunningham Philadelphia 76ers F 1965–1972; 1974–1975 Also served as head coach (1977–1985); briefly unretired for Charles Barkley in the 1991–92 season.
34 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley Philadelphia 76ers F 1984–1992
Microphone Zinkoff, DaveDave Zinkoff Philadelphia 76ers 1963–1981; 1983–1985 As P.A. announcer.
5 Van Arsdale, DickDick Van Arsdale Phoenix Suns G 1968–1977 Also served as head coach (1987).
6 Davis, WalterWalter Davis Phoenix Suns G 1977–1988
7 Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson Phoenix Suns G 1988–1998; 2000 Retired in 1998, but came back before the end of the 1999–2000 season before retiring again; currently the mayor of Sacramento.
9 Majerle, DanDan Majerle Phoenix Suns F 1988–1995; 2001–2002 Formerly an assistant head coach for the Phoenix Suns (20082013).
24 Chambers, TomTom Chambers Phoenix Suns F 1988–1993 Currently an announcer for Suns games.
33[6] Adams, AlvanAlvan Adams Phoenix Suns C 1975–1988 Number unretired for Grant Hill from 20072012.
34 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley Phoenix Suns F 1992–1996
42 Hawkins, ConnieConnie Hawkins Phoenix Suns F 1969–1973
44 Westphal, PaulPaul Westphal Phoenix Suns G 1975–1980; 1983–1984 Also served as head coach (1992–1996).
Colangelo, JerryJerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns 1968–2004 As owner, executive, and head coach (1970; 1972–73).
Fitzsimmons, CottonCotton Fitzsimmons Phoenix Suns 1970–1972; 1988–1992; 1996 As head coach; inducted in the Suns' Ring of Honor posthumously.
MacLeod, JohnJohn MacLeod Phoenix Suns 1973–1987 As head coach. Also served as assistant head coach in the 1999–2000 NBA season.
Proski, JoeJoe Proski Phoenix Suns 1968–2000 As athletic trainer.
1 Weinberg, LarryLarry Weinberg Portland Trail Blazers 1970–1988 As team founder and owner; number still available.
13 Twardzik, DaveDave Twardzik Portland Trail Blazers G 1976–1980
14 Hollins, LionelLionel Hollins Portland Trail Blazers G 1975–1980
15 Steele, LarryLarry Steele Portland Trail Blazers G 1971–1980
20 Lucas, MauriceMaurice Lucas Portland Trail Blazers F 1976–1980; 1987–1988
22 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers G 1984–1994
30 Porter, TerryTerry Porter Portland Trail Blazers G 1985–1995
30 Gross, BobBob Gross Portland Trail Blazers F 1975–1982
32 Walton, BillBill Walton Portland Trail Blazers C 1974–1978
36 Neal, LloydLloyd Neal Portland Trail Blazers C 1972–1979
45 Petrie, GeoffGeoff Petrie Portland Trail Blazers G 1970–1976
77 Ramsay, JackJack Ramsay Portland Trail Blazers 1976–1986 As head coach; the number represents the 1977 NBA Championship he won while coaching the Blazers.
1 Archibald, NateNate Archibald Sacramento Kings G 1970–1976 During his career with the team, it was known first as the Cincinnati Royals (1970–1972), then the Kansas City–Omaha Kings (1972–1975), and finally as the Kansas City Kings (1975–1976). He also briefly wore No. 10 at one point.
2 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond Sacramento Kings G 1991–1998
4 Webber, ChrisChris Webber Sacramento Kings F 1998–2005
6 The fans Sacramento Kings
11 Davies, BobBob Davies Sacramento Kings G 1948–1955 The team was then known as the Rochester Royals.
12 Stokes, MauriceMaurice Stokes Sacramento Kings F 1955–1958 The team was known as the Rochester Royals through 1955–1957 and moved to Cincinnati starting with the 1957–58 season in which his career was ended by a crippling head injury.
14 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson Sacramento Kings G 1960–1970 The team was then known as the Cincinnati Royals.
16 Stojakovic, PejaPeja Stojakovic Sacramento Kings F 1998–2006 Will be retired 16th September
21 Divac, VladeVlade Divac Sacramento Kings C 1999–2004
27 Twyman, JackJack Twyman Sacramento Kings F 1955–1966 The team was known as the Rochester Royals through 1955–1957 and then as the Cincinnati Royals for the remainder of his career.
44 Lacey, SamSam Lacey Sacramento Kings C 1970–1981 During his career with the team, it was known first as the Cincinnati Royals (1970–1972), then the Kansas City–Omaha Kings (1972–1975), and finally as the Kansas City Kings (1975–1981).
00 Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore San Antonio Spurs G 1980–1988; 1989–1990
6 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson San Antonio Spurs G 1990–1993, 1994–2001
12 Bowen, BruceBruce Bowen San Antonio Spurs F 2001–2009
13 Silas, JamesJames Silas San Antonio Spurs G 1972–1981 In his rookie season (1972–1973), the team was known as the Dallas Chaparrals.
32 Elliott, SeanSean Elliott San Antonio Spurs F 1989–1993; 1994–2001
44 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin San Antonio Spurs G 1974–1985
50 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson San Antonio Spurs C 1989–2003
1 Williams, GusGus Williams Seattle SuperSonics G 1977–1984
10 McMillan, NateNate McMillan Seattle SuperSonics G 1986–1998 Played for the Seattle SuperSonics and served as their head coach (2000–2005).
19 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens Seattle SuperSonics G 1968–1972 Played for the Seattle SuperSonics and served as their head coach (1969–1972; 1977–1985).
24 Haywood, SpencerSpencer Haywood Seattle SuperSonics F 1971–1975
32 Brown, FredFred Brown Seattle SuperSonics G 1971–1984
43 Sikma, JackJack Sikma Seattle SuperSonics C 1977–1986
Microphone Blackburn, BobBob Blackburn Seattle SuperSonics 1967–1992 Announcer for the Seattle SuperSonics.
1 Layden, FrankFrank Layden Utah Jazz 1981–1988 As head coach; also served as team president (1988–1998). [30]
4 Dantley, AdrianAdrian Dantley Utah Jazz F 1979–1986 [30][31]
7 Maravich, PetePete Maravich Utah Jazz G 1974–1979 The team was in New Orleans from 1974–1979. He also played 17 games of the 1979–80 season after the team moved to Salt Lake City. [30]
9 Miller, LarryLarry Miller Utah Jazz 1985–2009 As owner. [30][32]
12 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton Utah Jazz G 1984–2003 [30][33]
14 Hornacek, JeffJeff Hornacek Utah Jazz G 1994–2000 [30]
32 Malone, KarlKarl Malone Utah Jazz F 1985–2003 [30][34]
35 Griffith, DarrellDarrell Griffith Utah Jazz G 1980–1991 [30]
53 Eaton, MarkMark Eaton Utah Jazz C 1982–1993 [30]
1,223 Sloan, JerryJerry Sloan Utah Jazz 1988–2011 As head coach; the number represents his 1223 victories coaching the Jazz. [30]
Microphone Hundley, RodRod Hundley Utah Jazz 1974–2009 As broadcaster. [30]
10 Monroe, EarlEarl Monroe Washington Wizards G 1967–1971 The team was then known as the Baltimore Bullets.
11 Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes Washington Wizards F 1972–1981 When he joined the team, it was known as the Baltimore Bullets. After one season, the team moved to Landover, Maryland, adopting the name of Capital Bullets for the 1973–74 season before being known as the Washington Bullets.
25 Johnson, GusGus Johnson Washington Wizards F 1963–1972 The team was then known as the Baltimore Bullets.
41 Unseld, WesWes Unseld Washington Wizards C 1968–1981 When he started his career with the team, it was known as the Baltimore Bullets. In 1973, the team moved to Landover, Maryland, adopting the name of Capital Bullets for the 1973–74 season before being known as the Washington Bullets. Also served as head coach (1987–1994); the team did not adopt the Wizards nickname until the 1997–98 season.

Honored numbers[edit]

The Lakers have also honored their most notable players during the stint of the franchise in Minneapolis. Although their numbers are displayed on the banners, only the #22 and #34 are officially retired, since they were retired for Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O'Neal respectively.[35]

Number Name Team Position Years with franchise Note Refs
17 Pollard, JimJim Pollard[4] Los Angeles Lakers F 1948–1955 Also served as head coach (1960); the team was in Minneapolis throughout his tenure in both roles.
19 Mikkelsen, VernVern Mikkelsen[4] Los Angeles Lakers F 1949–1959 Team was then in Minneapolis.
22 Martin, SlaterSlater Martin[4] Los Angeles Lakers G 1949–1956 Team was then in Minneapolis.
34 Lovellette, ClydeClyde Lovellette[4] Los Angeles Lakers F/C 1953–1957 Team was then in Minneapolis.
99 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan[4] Los Angeles Lakers C 1948–1954; 1955–1956 Also served as head coach (1957–1958); the team was in Minneapolis throughout his tenure in both roles.
Kundla, JohnJohn Kundla[4] Los Angeles Lakers 1948–1959 As head coach (1948–1957, 1958–1959); the team was in Minneapolis.

Notes[edit]

  • 1 Loscutoff asked that his number (#18) not be retired to allow future Celtics to wear his number. His number is represented by "LOSCY." His number 18 was later retired in honor of Cowens.[3]
  • 2 Jackson and Krause do not have actual numbers retired in their honor
  • 3 Dawson does not have an actual number retired in his honor; rather, a banner with his initials is hanging from the rafters to pay tribute to his 27 years of service to the team.[16]
  • 4 Numbers hang to the rafters as Honored Minneapolis Lakers. These six Hall-of-Famers were instrumental to the franchise's success during its days in Minneapolis. Except for 22, which was retired for Baylor, and 34, which was retired for O'Neal, these "honored numbers" are still available.
  • 5 The Miami Heat has also honored Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino with #13, although it is still available to wear.
  • 6 Although #33 is retired, Grant Hill received permission from Adams to wear it during his time with the Suns.
  • 7 The Seattle SuperSonics historical background was carried over to the Oklahoma City Thunder, although its colors, uniforms and logos remain for use by a future NBA team in Seattle and that the team's history will also be shared.

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