One jersey number isn’t enough, they had to retire TWO numbers.
The Los Angeles Lakers will retire Philadelphia’s own Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a ceremony during their game against Golden State, Dec. 18.
“Kobe’s jerseys are taking their rightful home next to the greatest Lakers of all time,” Lakers owner Jeanie Buss said. “There was never any doubt this day would come. The only question was when. Once again, Lakers fans will celebrate our hero, and once again, our foes will envy the legendary Kobe Bryant.”
Bryant is extremely happy about this saying in a statement: “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,” Bryant said in a statement. “The Lakers have bestowed a huge honor on me, and I’m grateful for the fans’ enthusiasm around this game.”
Congrats Kobe Bryant! This is a HUGE accomplishment.