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Kobe Bryant’s Jersey Retiring — Shaq, Lamar Odom & More Celebrate Historic Lakers’ Event

Kobe Bryant’s Jersey Retiring

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Kobe Bryant returned to Staples Center on Dec. 18, where the LA Lakers retired both of his numbers — 8 and 24! See the historic moment.

Kobe Bryant returned to Staples Center on Dec. 18, where the LA Lakers retired both of his numbers — 8 and 24! See the historic moment.

Kobe Bryant, 39, returned to Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday Dec. 18, and his legacy will officially live on inside the arena forever. The Los Angeles Lakers retired both his jerseys — No. 8 and No. 24 — during halftime of their game against the Golden State Warriors. Yes, both of Kobe’s jerseys now hang in the Staples Center rafters for the world to see. The halftime ceremony marks one of the leagues most historic retirement events, if not the most, as Kobe is now the first player in NBA history to have two different numbers retired by the same team.

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