Why Did The Miami Heat Retire 23?

Is the number 23 retired in NBA?

But no one has worn No. 23 in Washington since Michael Jordan. While the jersey number isn’t retired, it’s a tacit rule of thumb, universally known but rarely referenced verbally.

Did the Heat retire 23 for Jordan?

The Miami Heat picked an unlikely player as their first retired jersey number, hoisting Jordan’s No. 23 to the rafters even though Jordan never played for the Heat. Team president Pat Riley honored Jordan on April 11, 2003, before Jordan’s Washington Wizards played the Heat.

Who wore number 23 on the Miami Heat?

Michael Jordan had his number 23 retired by the Miami Heat as the first number the young franchise ever retired.

Is 23 retired on the Bulls?

Of course the Chicago Bulls retired Michael Jordan’s No. 23. But so did the Miami Heat, even though Jordan never played for them.