The LA Lakers are to retire both of five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant’s number eight and 24 jerseys.
Bryant, 39, retired in April 2016 after a 20-year career with the Lakers, scoring 60 points in his final game.
He finished as the Lakers’ all-time point scorer and third on the NBA’s all-time list with 33,643 points.
“I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them,” said Bryant, who made his debut in 1996.
The jerseys will be retired at a half-time ceremony on 18 December when the Lakers host the Golden State Warriors.
Culled from BBC Sport
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