Udonis Haslem retires his jersey (includes video story)

Udonis Haslem’s career was honored on Friday night as the Miami Heat lifted his jersey to the rafters, ensuring no player would wear the number 40 in Miami ever again.

Dwyane Wade, Time Hardaway and other basketball royalty were in attendance to watch Haslem and fans celebrate the honor.

“UD’s career means a lot to me,” says Heat fan Anthony Norton. “Growing up watching Miami play, the passion he put into the game and how much he leaves on the floor and how much he supports his teammates.”

Fans will always be reminded of Haslem’s career when they visit the Kaseya Center.

Brittney Rodriguez is a junior seeking a bachelor's in digital broadcasting and intends to pursue a career in sports journalism. Rodriguez is currently an intern at SLAM Radio where she is a co-host on the morning show "Good Morning, Amigo." She hopes to further her knowledge in sports while helping bridge the gap for women in sports.