SPORTS: LA Lakers opts to retire Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers ‘8’ & ’24’

Not just one, but two!

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For many ‘greats’ in the world of sports where jersey numbers are retired to honor their outstanding performances throughout their careers, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant would have not just one but two numbers retired – “8” and “24”; according to NBA.com.

It was proposed that the 39-year-old’s former jersey numbers would be honored and retired during the Los Angeles Lakers’ game “against the Golden State Warriors on December 18“, as reported by ESPN.

According to ESPN, Kobe Bryant “retired after the 2015-16 season, played 20 seasons with the Lakers, winning five championships.” He was also an 18-time All -Star player that scored 33,643 points.

Photo from Baylor University Blog

“As a kid growing up in Italy, I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them,” said Bryant, as reported by Bleacher Report. “The Lakers have bestowed a huge honor on me and I’m grateful for the fans’ enthusiasm around this game.”

Congratulations Kobe and Good Luck!

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