Should the Atlanta Hawks retire Joe Johnson’s number?

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While that may be wonderfully mesmerizing, it will take place again. Astronomers have already proclaimed the next one will occur in 2024. For those of you who were infatuated with witnessing it, you saw a total solar eclipse in Clayton, GA at 1:04 p.m.

A star athlete having his number retired by their respective team does not happen multiple times, however. If they are fortunate enough to have earned such an honor, it only happens once. Also, in contrast to a total solar eclipse, it doesn’t last merely a number of seconds, it’s an eternal accomplishment.

It’s for that reason, I find an iconic jersey getting retired more brilliant and interesting than such a topic. After learning of the Boston Celtics recent plans to retire Paul Pierce’s number 34 on 02/11/18 during this coming season according to espn, it really got me thinking about the possibility of Joe Johnson being revered by the Hawks.

While Joe is still actually doing his thing as a member of the Utah Jazz, his career is inevitably running towards it’s grand finale. It could be questioned how we’d engage in this debate before he plays his last game, but immediately following the Truth’s final season, the Celtics wasted no time signing Paul Pierce to a one day contract so he retired as a Celtic, and just recently announced that his number will be retired during a 2018 regular season game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.