TMZ Sports reported that the Los Angeles Lakers will retire Kobe Bryant's jersey when they host the Golden State Warriors on December 18, which according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN sources confirmed.
Now the question is that which of the numbers The Black Mamba wore with the Lakers will be retired, the afro Kobe (no. 8) or bald Kobe (no. 24)? All of his fans want their idol to be the first to have both hanging in the rafters of the Staples Center.
Kobe Bryant will be joining Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), O'Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52) as the 10th Laker to have his jersey retired by the team.
Kobe Bryant has been retired for more than a year already. He played 20 seasons with the Lakers, winning five championships. The man have set the record of eighteen All-Star. Currently, he is the third all-time on the NBA scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
Vino is not yet a Basketball Hall of Famer. Bryant is not yet eligible for enshrinement, but the Los Angeles Lakers is confident he will be inducted.
December 18 is going to be "legendary-est"!