Here s why he changed numbers during the 2006 07 season. Kobe bryant s best games in jerseys 8 24 the best moments from both eras of the black mamba and the sneakers he wore.
Kobe bryant began his nba career in 1996 while wearing no.
Kobe bryant jersey number 8 and 24. When i first came in at 8 is really trying to plant your flag sort of thing bryant told espn in 2017 shortly before the lakers retired both of jersey numbers 8 and 24. Then in the 2006 07 season bryant abruptly switched to no. Kobe initially wanted to change his number from 8 to 24 during the 2005 season but missed the.
24 meant to the nba legend bryant is the only player in league history to have two jersey numbers retired with the same team. Check out kobe bryant aka the black mamba s jersey retirement ceremony as the los angeles lakers organization retires both number 8 and number 24 into the rafters of the staples center alongside. 24 which he kept until he retired from the nba in 2016.
Bryant changed to no. Having played more season wearing the number 8 jersey and also being more younger bryant with the 8 jersey comes out on top across all regular season stats as. Kobe bryant 8 n regular season.
While picturing kobe bryant fans remember him wearing either no. By justin tinsley and aaron dodson. As his iconic jerseys are retired a story of bryant s career by his numbers.
This story contains explicit language. Why kobe bryant changed jersey numbers and what no. 8 kobe bryant wore both numbers throughout his legendary 20 year career with the los angeles lakers.
Why kobe bryant changed jersey numbers and the special meaning behind no. 24 for a clean slate getty kobe bryant 24 of the los angeles lakers.