Getting your jersey retired is one of the top honors that can be bestowed on an NBA player. What’s interesting about that, though, is that different franchises have different barometers for the level of career that warrants getting your jersey retired.
Regardless, some active players are already locks to have their jerseys not just by their current teams, but by their former teams, too.
In NBA history, only Wilt Chamberlain has had the honor of having his number retired by three different clubs. However, we believe two active players could eventually join him on that list.
Below, check out the current NBA players deserving of jersey retirements one day.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Bucks
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Stats with Bucks: 22.0 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, 53.4 FG% in 10 seasons
On a clear path to finish his career on the pantheon of the very all-time greats in NBA history, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been all Milwaukee in his NBA career, even choosing to sign an extension with the Bucks rather than test free agency. Even if he leaves Milwaukee later in his career, after multiple MVPs and a championship victory, his jersey retirement with the Bucks is a lock.
Bradley Beal: Wizards
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Stats with Wizards: 22.1 ppg, 4.2 apg, 4.1 rpg, 45.7 FG% in 11 seasons
Bradley Beal has been nothing but loyal to the Washington Wizards despite turmoil and speculation about his future with the franchise. With Beal, who’s the all-time leader in three-pointers made and second in all-time points for the franchise, the Wizards have made the playoffs five times, getting past the first round three times. Washington has rewarded him handsomely, making him one of the highest-paid players in league history.
Devin Booker: Suns
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Stats with Suns: 23.6 ppg, 4.7 apg, 3.9 rpg, 45.7 FG% in eight seasons
Sticking with the Phoenix Suns despite having little talent around him early on in his career, Devin Booker has blossomed into one of the best shooting guards of his era with Phoenix and played a major role in the franchise turning things around to become contenders.
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Author : Hoops Hype
Publish date : 2022-11-23 20:51:32
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