BDG wrote:Bruce Bowen had his jersey retired by the Spurs ... most teams aren't like the Lakers and will retire certain role players' numbers.
Bruce was the backbone to the Spurs defense. He hit big shots constantly for them and was their lock down defender (even if most say it was dirty) for his whole career if not a great chunk of it. They credit him with as much for their Championships as Duncan, Parker and Gino. I didn't think his Jersey should be retired but I understood where the SPurs was coming from. Jason Terry's impact for the Mav's doesn't touch Bruces for the Spurs. Terry shouldn't get his Jersey retired at a McDonalds even if he bought the McDonalds himself.