Ok, I get it. A guy helped you win a title, and you’ve done nothing else since then.
The guy has two seasons with the team, spent one at a time!
There’s a list of players who have had their number retired with less than two years on that team. Malik Sealy was killed in an auto accident, so the Timberwolves retired his number. Nate Thurmond is an Ohio state legend, who in fact does not like having his number retired by the Cavaliers; the same is true for Pete Maravich and the Pelicans. His number was retired by the Hornets. Finally, Michael Jordan’s number was retired by the Heat for unknown reasons.
You will be surprised at this, but the one team I really like how they honor retired players is the Dallas Cowboys. It’s almost as difficult to get in their Ring of Honor than to make it into the Football Hall of Fame. These honors should be reserved for the best of the best, but most teams retire numbers as stunts.