Chris Bosh To Have Miami Heat Jersey Retired Next Month: Report

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The Miami Heat have today announced that Chris Bosh’s #1 jersey will be retired on March 26 when the Heat host the Orlando Magic.

Bosh’s jersey will go up into the rafters at American Airlines Arena during a special ceremony at halftime, making him the fourth player in Heat history to have their jersey retired. That list already includes Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning and Shaquille O’Neal, and will soon include Dwyane Wade.

“I am proud that Chris will have his No. 1 jersey retired and be honored inside the AmericanAirlines Arena with this recognition for the greatness as a player on the court and his tremendous contributions to the Miami community off the court,” Heat president Pat Riley said. “His name and jersey will hang forever and always.”

The Heat acquired Bosh in a trade with the Toronto Raptors on July 9, 2010, and he spent six seasons with the team. During that time, the Heat made four consecutive NBA Finals appearances and won back-to-back NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.

In 13 NBA seasons, Bosh earned All-Star honors 11 times and boasts career averages of 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

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According to NBA.com, Bosh ranks third in Miami Heat playoff history in points (1,163), field goals made (437), offensive rebounds (145), double-doubles (18), and double-figure scoring games (61).

 

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