The Miami Heat are about to find themselves in the unique position of retiring No. 6 and then, eventually, re-retiring that jersey.
With the NBA on Thursday announcing the league-wide retirement of No. 6 in honor of the recent passing of legendary Boston Celtics championship center Bill Russell, the Heat eventually will have dual No. 6 jerseys hanging from the rafters of FTX Arena.
Having already retired the No. 3 of Dwyane Wade and the No. 1 of Chris Bosh, the Heat have not issued the No. 6 of fellow Big Three partner LeBron James since he left the team during the 2014 offseason, following four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two championships.
James’ Heat jersey retirement is anticipated upon his NBA retirement.
In all, seven players have worn No. 6 since the franchise’s…
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