Famous sports statues

When athletes play well for a team they are occasionally honoured with a statue outside the team's home stadium or arena. Toronto is going to get a statue of Ted Rogers outside the Rogers Centre.

The statue of Wayne Gretzky has sat in front of Rexall Place since 1989.

Michael Jordan

KCHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22: A Chicago Blackhawks jersey is seen on the statue of former Chicago Bull and Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan prior to the Blackhawks hosting the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at United Center on June 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty)

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: A young fan of the Boston Bruins poses in front of a statue of Bobby Orr prior to the Bruins hosting the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ted Williams statue

Ted Williams outside Fenway Park in Boston. http://instagram.com/p/cF9HCXCCJK/#

The Wayne Gretzky Statue Is Getty Images

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: The Wayne Gretzky statue is dressed in a Los Angeles Kings jersey outside Staples Center before the Kings take on the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox v Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31: Former player Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox looks at his statue during a ceremony before a game between the White Sox and the Boston Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on July 31, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

PGA Championship - Round Three

JOHNS CREEK, GA - AUGUST 13: A statue of Bobby Jones is seen outside the clubhouse during the third round of the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club on August 13, 2011 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

2013 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships - Semifinals

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 11: Frozen Four fans pose with the Mario Lemieux statue outside the Consol Energy Center on April 11, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 14: Former Baltimore Orioles player Jim Palmer poses for a photo after the team unvieled a statue of the hall of fame pitcher before the start of the Orioles and Detriot Tigers game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 09: People walk past the Ernie Banks statue during a rain storm before a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on August 9, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The game has been delayed due to rain. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Earvin 'Magic' Johnson Statue Is Getty Images

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: The Earvin 'Magic' Johnson statue is dressed in a Los Angeles Kings jersey outside Staples Center before the Kings take on the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Fans take photos of a statue of former Chicago Cub player and broadcaster Ron Santo which was unveiled outside of Wrigley Field before a game between the Cubs and the Washington Nationals on August 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 08: A statue of Hank Aaron sits outside of the stadium ahead of the Philadephia Phillies versus Atlanta Braves during their opening day game at Turner Field on April 8, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Pirates v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: A statue of Juan Marichal outside of AT&T Park on April 13, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 7: A statue of Mario Lemieux stands in front of the Consol Energy Center during the unveil of the Mario Lemieux statue on March 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Statue Unveiling At STAPLES Center

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L) speaks after unveiling a statue of himself at Staples Center before the Lakers take on the Phoenix Suns on November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Looking on are as his former teammates Earvin "Magic" Johnson (2ndL) James Worthy (3rdL) former Lakers general manager Jerry West, former Lakers coach Pat Riley(2ndR) and AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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This photo released July 27, 2012 by the New Orleans Saints shows the blocked punt that etched Steve Gleason into New Orleans Saints lore, and the symbolic significance that play took on in a city just starting to recover from disaster, is now immortalized in a nine-foot statue outside the Superdome. Gleason, who now has ALS, famously blocked the ball off of the foot of then-Atlanta punter Michael Koenen and into the end zone for a Saints touchdown on Sept. 25, 2006, the night the rebuilt Superdome and the city of New Orleans hosted an NFL game for the first time since Hurrciane Katrina. The statue, entitled "Rebirth," depicts Gleason fully outstretched in a dive, his hands smothering the ball as it leaves Koenen's foot. Gleason says the statue is symbolizes the commitment of those who returned to rebuild after the storm. (AP Photo/New Orleans Saints, Alex Restrepo)

Oakland Raiders v Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Fans of the Oakland Raiders stand near the Pat Tillman statue before the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)