Bryant wore two numbers throughout his career at LA; they were the number eight and number 24 jerseys.

To honour him Lakers honoured Bryant by taking the unprecedented step of retiring both of these numbers.

The ceremony to retire his jerseys took place at half-time of the match against current NBA champions, Golden State Warriors.

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Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna
Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Photo: Courtesy

He is the 10th player to receive the honour of having his jersey retired after:

Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, James Worthy, Jerry West and Jamaal Wilkes.

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Below are photos from the entire event.




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