By justin tinsley and aaron dodson. Kobe bean bryant.
24 jerseys go into the rafters monday night.
Kobe bryant jersey number. When kobe played for lower merion high he wore both jersey numbers 24 and 33. Kobe bryant wore the number 8 in the first half of his la career picture. Getty in homage to his spectacular career the lakers honoured bryant by taking the unprecedented step of retiring both.
Why kobe bryant changed jersey numbers and what no. It was the uniform that kobe bryant wore the very. 8 this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.
Why kobe bryant changed jersey numbers and the special meaning behind no. 24 meant to the nba legend bryant is the only player in league history to have two jersey numbers retired with the same team. As his iconic jerseys are retired a story of bryant s career by his numbers.
Later in the season it was reported that bryant would change his jersey number from 8 to 24 at the start of the 2006 07 season. Kobe bryant basketball jerseys tees and more are at the official online store of the nba. In an april 2006 article darren rovell explains the reasoning behind this.
In his 20 year career with the lakers and team usa kobe suited up in 36 different jerseys on the court. Kobe bryant wore two different numbers in high school two different numbers in the nba and a totally different number than he had ever worn before in the olympics. According to baxter.
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After the lakers season ended. Kobe bryant will be the first player in nba history to have two different numbers retired by the same team when his no. Bryant s first high school number was 24 before he switched to 33.