Kobe Bryant Is The American Idol
Kobe Bryant became the 10th Laker to have his jersey retired and hang in the rafters, but he’s the only one with two hanging for both numbers he wore, #8 and #24.
Kobe’s numbers 8 and 24 could hang from L.A.’s rafters on their own, as Kristaps Porzingis and Klay Thompson’s tweets show Hall of Fame career stats for ‘8 vs. 24.’
Bryant played his entire 20-year career in L.A. thanks to the Charlotte Hornets, who drafted 17-year old Kobe in 1996, but then traded him to the Lakers in exchange for Vlade Divac.
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