Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s jerseys

2017-09-13T08:33:19+00:00 2017-09-13T16:10:20+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

13/Sep/17 08:33

Eurohoops.net

The Los Angeles Lakers will retire Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers 8 and 24 in a halftime ceremony to be held on December 18 when they host the Golden State Warriors.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

“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 mentioned on NBA.com.

“The Lakers have bestowed a huge honor on me and I’m grateful for the fans’ enthusiasm around this game.”

Bryant will become the 10th player in Los Angeles Lakers history to earn this distinction, after Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Earvin “Magic” Johnson (32), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), Shaquille O’Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52).