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    Default Report: Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant's numbers 8 and 24 in December

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    Report: Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s numbers — 8 and 24 — in December


    The Lakers will obviously retire Kobe Bryant’s number.

    When?

    TMZ:

    the Lakers are planning to retire his jersey before the Warriors game on Dec. 18 … multiple sources tell TMZ Sports.

    So 8 or 24? It’s going to be both according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

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    It might seem strange to retire two numbers for one player, an unprecedented honor. But it’d be even stranger for another Laker to wear No. 8. (If the Lakers retire only one number, it’ll almost certainly be Kobe’s preference of No. 24.)

    Also note the timing of the ceremony – before the game. A new rule penalizes teams not ready to play after a 15-minute halftime, and these ceremonies can take longer. Nobody wants to short Kobe or anyone speaking about him.

    I’m not sure why teams schedule events like these against premier opponents. Obviously, the Lakers have little trouble selling tickets, but a game against Golden State is sure to be packed regardless. Why not save Kobe’s number retirement for a game that would draw less interest otherwise?

    Alas, that’s when the Lakers picked. Now, we await news of which number(s) they’ll pick.

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    Well deserved

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    Glad they're doing both digits. He should have never stopped rocking 8.

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    If #8 Kobe retired the same year he switched his number #8 would still be retired, and obviously 24 deserves to be retired as well. Good decision to retire both.

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    if you retire too many numbers, you might get "Starting at guard, #901 John Doe"

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    if you retire too many numbers, you might get "Starting at guard, #901 John Doe"
    sign me up to have this problem here in Indy!
    It's a new day for Pacers Basketball.

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    if you retire too many numbers, you might get "Starting at guard, #901 John Doe"
    It's crazy, but the Colts might have problems issuing numbers to wide receivers. Seriously...

    82 and 89 are already retired.
    It looks like 87 and 88 won't be re-issued any time soon.
    T.Y. was outpacing Marvin at one point, so 13 might be retired.
    Then you have Manning and Unitas reserving two other options used by WRs.
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    It's crazy, but the Colts might have problems issuing numbers to wide receivers. Seriously...

    82 and 89 are already retired.
    It looks like 87 and 88 won't be re-issued any time soon.
    T.Y. was outpacing Marvin at one point, so 13 might be retired.
    Then you have Manning and Unitas reserving two other options used by WRs.
    I don't think its as bad as the Celtics apparently Kyrie has to wear #11 because all his other numbers are already retired by the Celtics.

    In Kobe's case it doesn't bother me because he was well accomplished with both numbers.

    Its a unique situation.

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