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Heat to retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey next season

The Heat announced Tuesday that it will retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 jersey at the start of next season, even though his relationship with the Heat did not end on good terms. The Heat traded Shaq to Phoenix because he wanted out and criticized the Heat initially after leaving. But there has been a thawing in the relationship, and Shaq has praised the Heat in recent years.