Lakers to retire both Kobe jersey numbers
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they will retire Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a ceremony Dec. 18 during their game against Golden State.
Bryant wore No. 8 from 1996 to 2006, when he switched to No. 24 for the remainder of his 20-year career with the Lakers. He will be the 10th player honored by the Lakers with a jersey retirement.
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