Seven jerseys hang in the rafters at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, the home of the Denver Nuggets.
While the Nuggets have yet to win an NBA championship, they have been home to some of the greatest players in basketball history, some of them who are forever memorialized with their jersey numbers retired by the team.
For this piece, we take a look at each one of them.
No. 2 Alex English
The Hall of Famer averaged 25.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 837 games with the Nuggets.
English was also an eight-time All-Star in Denver.
No. 12 Fat Lever
Fat Lever put up 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 474 games with the Nuggets.
The combo guard made two All-Star teams as well.
No. 33 David Thompson
One of the greatest players in NBA history, “Skywalker” averaged 23.7 points in 415 NBA games with the Nuggets while also making three All-Star teams.
Thompson won the 1976 ABA Rookie of the Year Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.
No. 40 Byron Beck
Beck spent his entire career with the franchise. He played in 530 games when the team was called the Denver Rockets and averaged 12.7 points and 8.4 rebounds.
Denver became the Nuggets in 1974. Beck put up 8.6 points and 3.7 boards in 217 games after the name change.
No. 44 Dan Issel
Issel averaged 20.4 points and 7.9 rebounds in 718 games with the Nuggets once they became an NBA club. He played in the ABA as well.
The former Rookie of the Year made the Hall of Fame in 1993.
No. 55 Dikembe Mutombo
One of the greatest defenders of all time, Mutombo averaged 12.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in 391 games with the Nuggets. He also won the 1995 Defensive Player of the Year Award with Denver.
“Mt. Mutombo” was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.
No. 432 Doug Moe
The Nuggets retired this number to honor the legendary head coach. Moe coached the team for 10 years and was also an assistant coach for another six. He has the most wins for any head coach in Denver franchise history.
Moe won 432 regular-season games and 24 postseason contests. He was named Coach of the Year in 1987-88 and has the sixth-best winning percentage for a Nuggets coach in the regular season.