Miami Heat president Pat Riley retired Jordan's number throughout his organization -- and Jordan never even played there.
"In honor of your greatness and for all you've done for the game of basketball -- and not just the NBA, but for all the fans around the world -- we want to honor you tonight and hang your jersey, No. 23, from the rafters," Riley told Jordan during a 2003 ceremony.
The arguments for retiring his number throughout the NBA are many. Jordan transformed the game of basketball, inspired generations and is largely responsible for making the NBA the enterprise it is today.
"23 needs to hang in the air," Reilly argued, "kind of like Jordan did in all those epic flights to the rim."
What do you think? How would you feel about your team retiring No. 23? Is there another player in NBA history deserving of this honor?