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If you have not noticed, today is a major day when it comes to Lakers fan and the one and only Mamba.
It was announced earlier today that Kobe Bryant will have both of his jerseys retired in December.
Back in 1996 when Kobe was drafted to the Lakers he chose number 8 as his jersey number. Later on down the line in 2006, he changed to number 28 and that was his number until his retirement until 2016.
With the La Leakers being major Kobe fans and La Laker fans, Justin Credible and Dj SourMilk gave their comments on this major move.
Justin Credible said “Kobe is my favorite player of all time when it comes to basketball. I think that we all knew that this day was coming, but I don’t think anyone was really expecting what happened today. Number 8 and number 24 both going up is amazing. He had three championships with number 8 and two with number 24 and MVP. It’s only right that the Lakers retire both. It’s a very exciting time for Laker fans as the great ones need to be remembered. No one deserves this more.”
Dj SourMilk said, “You HAVE to retire both numbers. Over 16,700 points under each number. Over 3,100 assists under each number. Over 3,400 rebounds under each number. I can keep going, but I’ll stop there. He should be put in the hall of fame twice while we’re at it.”
Take a look at what Twitter had to say about the major news!
Kobe becomes the first player to have two jerseys retired for the same team. pic.twitter.com/AiOkpjf8YR
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 12, 2017
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 12, 2017
If No. 8 Kobe and No. 24 Kobe had separate careers, could they both make the Hall of Fame? pic.twitter.com/OVVoepX7xa
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 12, 2017
Kobe living his dream. pic.twitter.com/HYcjCiAUhj
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2017
Kobe the first player to get both numbers retired.. legend pic.twitter.com/sEEzSwqE8K
— Nike Porn (@BestOfNike) September 13, 2017