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Miami Heat To Retire Chris Bosh's Jersey

Alex Donno
February 07, 2019 - 12:08 pm

He helped the Heat win a pair of NBA titles. On March 26th, his jersey will head to the rafters of the American Airlines Arena. 

The Miami Heat announced Monday that they will retire the Number 1 jersey of Chris Bosh. He joins Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal to become the fourth Heat player to receive the honor. 

The ceremony will take place during halftime of the Heat's March 26th home matchup with the Orlando Magic. 

Bosh represents 1/3 of Miami's "Big 3" from 2010 to 2014. He, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James delivered four straight NBA Finals appearances and two championships. 

He re-signed with Miami in the summer of 2014 but his career was cut short by persistent blood clots. 

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson notes Bosh's tremendous accomplishments in a Heat uniform. 

Among the Heat’s all-time leaders, Bosh ranks third in free throw percentage (.805), fourth in double-figure scoring efforts (351), fifth in points (6,914), scoring average (18.0) and free throws made (1,469), sixth in defensive rebounds (2,258), field goal percentage (.496), field goals made (2,595) and starts (384), seventh in total rebounds (2,816) and blocks (332), 10th in minutes (13,121), 11th in double-doubles (82), offensive rebounds (558), games played (384), and steals (333), tied for 18th in three-point field goals made (255) and 20th in assists (680).

Additionally, among Miami’s all-time postseason leaders, he ranks third in points (1,163), field goals made (437), offensive rebounds (145), double-doubles (18), and double-figure scoring games (61), fourth in starts (74), free throws made (237), defensive rebounds (421), total rebounds (566), steals (71), blocks (89) and 20-point games (17), fifth in minutes (2,710), sixth in games played (78) and dunks (54) and tied for eighth in assists (86).

No one will ever wear his number 1 again, and it's only a matter of time before his jersey is joined by Wade's number 3 and LeBron James' number 6.