BeemerBoy Posted July 9, 2010 Share Posted July 9, 2010 I have no clue about the NHL so i won't comment but Dale Sr died in the 3 and Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and impacted the whole sport. I think that's pretty much the key here. The Heat retiring the #23 was pretty much in appreciation of what he did for the sport, and to sort of try and urge the rest of the league to do so as well. What did MJ do for the Heat? Probably put some more butts in the seat when the Bulls came to town, that's about it. Well, technically speaking, he did help arrange an added preseason game vs. the Heat following Hurricane Andrew in August '92, with all proceeds going to the Hurricane Relief Fund. And what Matt said. If you are that tempted to retire a #, atleast do it for Alonzo Mourning who is probably the best player they ever had anyway. On March 30, 2009, Alonzo Mourning became the first player in Miami Heat history to have his number retired. I'm not sure Alonzo is the best player they ever had, but he's the best person they've ever had play for them. Absolutely NO question about that. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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