Dan Majerle Farewell Photos
January 1, 2011
Upon arriving at America West Arena for the final game of his 14-year NBA career, Dan Majerle tells Fox Sports reporter Jody Jackson he's feeling "a little nervous."
The Purple Palace was plastered with "Thanks Thunder" placards.
Former Suns, current Mavs assistant coach Donn Nelson gives Majerle some love during pre-game warmups.
Majerle gets a kick out of the lifesize cutout a fan brought to the game.
Sticking with his pre-game routine, Majerle launched a number of over-the-head halfcourt shots.
Majerle and his fans get excited over his made half-court shot.
Majerle signs some autographs before heading back to the locker room to change.
Hundreds of Suns fans signed a giant "Thank You" card to Majerle before the game.
Majerle gets a "good luck" shake from the security guard who keeps watch over the Suns' locker room.
Majerle leads the Suns out onto the court for the 955th regular season game of his career.
An anxious Thunder runs through his last lay-up lines.
A true team leader, Majerle tries to keep Stephon Marbury loose.
Suns coach Frank Johnson thanked the fans for their support and thanked Majerle for everything.
Majerle appreciates the kind words of his coach and former teammate.
A choked-up Majerle thanks the fans for their first of several standing ovations.
Majerle listens to his final National Anthem as an NBA player.
Although he he originally didn't want to start the game, Majerle decided to take the opportunity upon the urging of his teammates.
The Gorilla pumps up the crowd.
Former Suns forward Cedric Ceballos was on hand to support his former teammate.
With his three three-pointers on the night, Majerle finished with 1,360 for his career.
A few of Majerle's younger fans root him on.
Even in his final NBA game, Majerle took on a tough defensive assignment in the Mavericks' Michael Finley.
Looking for just the right retirement gift, the Gorilla ran across the street to Bank One Ballpark and got a piece of gum from Louis Gonzalez to present to Majerle.
Majerle drove inside for at attempted Thunder slam, but a foul prevented the dunk.
The "Voice of the Suns" Al McCoy introduces a video tribute to Thunder during a special halftime ceremony.
Majerle watches the highlights of himself on the Arena's big screens.
Former Suns coach Cotton Fitzsimmons reminded the fans that he'd warned them they'd regret booing the draft selection of Majerle in 1988.
The Gorilla presents Majerle with a Hummer golf cart during the halftime ceremony.
Majerle shares a few laughs with teammates after the ceremony.
Dan Majerle will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during a special ceremony next season.
Dan gives his youngest daugther, Mia, a kiss at halftime.
Majerle lets out his frustration after missing his eighth straight shot of the fourth quarter.
Dan's wife, Tina, and their oldest daughters, Madison and McKenzie, cry and cheer at courtside.
Section 231 thanks Majerle for his eight years in a Suns uniform.
After missing eight straight shots in the fourth quarter, a tired Majerle hit one last three-pointer to the delight of the fans with just 23.8 seconds left.
Majerle celebrates his final three-pointer with a few push-ups at center court.
Majerle celebrates his final three-pointer.
Majerle got a win in his farewell game, 89-76, over Dallas.
Majerle receives congratulations from the Suns' coaches after exiting the game for the final time.
Dan receives a heaping of high fives from his teammates.
Majerle soaks in the post-game celebration.
Dan and Tina share a kiss after the game.
Majerle hangs on to the game ball to remember the evening.
Majerle sat down with McCoy for a center-court interview after the game.
Majerle leaves the AWA court for the last time.
Majerle took coach Johnson's spot in the post-game press conference.
Majerle reads the fans' thank you card in the Suns' locker room.
Before leaving, Majerle signed a few Bobbleheads for future Suns giveaways.
Majerle, Fitzsimmons and former Suns center Joe Kleine huddle up for a post-game photo.