DENVER - The #12 jersey of Fat Lever will rise to the rafters of Pepsi Center tomorrow.
The jersey retirement ceremony will take place when the Denver Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m.
Lever ranks eighth in NBA history in triple doubles and is the Nuggets' all-time leader in steals.
Lever, a member of the Nuggets from 1984 to 1990, averaged 17 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.46 steals a game in 474 games. The team reached the postseason in all six of Lever's seasons.
Lever will be the sixth Nuggets player to have his jersey number retired and the seventh member of the organization overall.
Denver Nuggets memorialized with a banner at Pepsi Center:
- Byron Beck #40
- David Thompson #33
- Dan Issel #44
- Alex English #2
- Dikembe Mutombo #55
- Head Coach Doug Moe
“With what Fat Lever has meant to this team, this city and our community for the past 30-plus years, it makes perfect sense to honor him by retiring his jersey during this special season,” Kroenke says in a statement on the Nuggets' website. “He is not only one of the best Nuggets in franchise history, but a great ambassador of Denver basketball as well. It is going to be an honor to have his jersey hanging in our arena.”
Tickets to Saturday's Nuggets vs. Lakers game can be purchased at AltitudeTickets.com.
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