(Photo : Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX – NOVEMBER 15: Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets throughout the NBA recreation towards the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on November 15, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
There is an ongoing debate proper now with the Denver Nuggets on which no. 15 jersey ought to be retired. It is identical quantity worn by beforehand by Carmelo Anthony and presently by two-time NBA MVP, Nikola Jokic.
Whoever will get the nod will be part of the six jerseys which are hoisted over the Ball Arena per KDVR.com. The six jersey numbers are from these gamers:
- Byron Beck (40)
- Dan Issel (44)
- David Thompson (33)
- Fat Lever (12)
- Alex English (2)
- Dikembe Mutombo (55)
Carmelo Anthony formally retired from the NBA on May 22. Glancing at his basketball resume, there is no such thing as a doubt that the 10-time All-Star’s quantity deserves a spot within the rafters.
Given the performances of the gamers on the checklist, there is no such thing as a query that Carmelo Anthony deserves a jersey retirement ceremony, USA Today reported.
Suiting up for the Nuggets from 2003 to 2011, Anthony managed to push the group to the Western Conference Finals in 2009 earlier than bowing to the Los Angeles Lakers, NBC Sports reported.
That feat alone locations the 6-foot-7 participant alongside what different former Nuggets have been capable of obtain.
Should Jokic’s NBA title be a difficulty?
Had Anthony and Jokic worn totally different numbers, there wouldn’t must be a lot of a difficulty. But the issue is that each donned the identical jersey quantity.
The simple technique to resolve it’s to have each jersey numbers retired. Anthony has wrapped up his NBA profession and it’ll take years earlier than Nikola Jokic’s jersey retirement occurs.
George Karl believes that is the easiest way to go, suggesting that each jerseys be retired.
Do it @nuggets 👍
Honor your historical past! 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/UfGDkYMjPB
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) November 4, 2023
R.J. Hampton, presently with the Miami Heat and somebody who performed alongside Jokic in 2020, seemingly agrees with what the 2013 NBA Coach of the Year is suggesting.
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