Utah jazz oni is changing his jersey number from 24 to 81 to honor bryant. So good he retired two la lakers jersey numbers kobe bryant was a force of nature who transcended his sport.
By justin tinsley and aaron dodson.
Kobe bryant jersey numbers images. 24 which he kept until he retired from the nba in 2016. 8 this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Photo by duane burleson getty images.
Kobe bryant began his nba career in 1996 while wearing no. His middle name bean was derived from his father s nickname jellybean. 24 jerseys go into the rafters monday night.
Kobe bryant will be the first player in nba history to have two different numbers retired by the same team when his no. Getty images we define nba legends by point totals and playoff wins and the number of ringzzz on their fingers. So what was the.
Kobe bryant played for the los angeles lakers for his entire 20 year career but he changed jersey numbers halfway through his career. How nba players wearing kobe bryant s numbers are honoring him. He was also the maternal nephew of nba player john chubby cox.
Why kobe bryant changed jersey numbers and what no. 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.
When he made his debut with the team in 1996 after being. According to baxter. Kobe bryant was one of them.
As his iconic jerseys are retired a story of bryant s career by his numbers. Then in the 2006 07 season bryant abruptly switched to no. His parents named him after the famous beef of kobe japan which they saw on a restaurant menu.
Which number lakers jersey should kobe bryant wear in his statue 8 or 24. Bryant was born in philadelphia the youngest of three children and only son of former nba player joe bryant and pamela cox bryant. This story contains explicit language.
Getty images the young kobe wore no 8 in the.