Chris Paul played for the Hornets for 6 years.
...I counted 37 instances of players getting their jerseys retired with a team playing there for 6 seasons or less.
19 have been NBA champions
3 are part of the NBA's top 50 (haven't also won championships)
5 died while playing for that team.
Ed McCauley and Larry Nance were the first ever All-Star game MVP and slam dunk contest winner, respectively.
...I counted 8 guys that have had their jerseys retired without being a top 50 player, NBA/ABA champion, or dying while in the league (also McCauley and Nance):
...all of these guys either played their whole careers with that team, finished their career with that team, or played their prime with that team (and left as free agents in the twilight of their careers).
Barkley may be an exception.
Paul left in his prime, because HE wanted to, and he didn't ever reach a Western Conference Finals....no chance in hell he deserves to have his jersey retired
This post was edited on 2/17 at 6:02 pm