Living in the Rafters: Top 10 Retired NBA Jerseys

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  • Magic Johnson
  • Michael Jordan
  • Bill Russell
  • Julius Erving
  • Scottie Pippen
  • Reggie Miller
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Dominique Wilkins
  • Tim Hardaway
  • Allen Iverson
  • Shaquille O'Neal

Bill Russell

When he retired from the Boston Celtics in 1972, Bill Russell did not want a formal ceremony as he cited racism for him not receiving credit for leading the Celtics to 11 NBA championships. But in 1999, he returned to Boston to have his No. 6 jersey and 11 championship banners honored.

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