Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers to retire number eight and 24 jerseys


Kobe Bryant won five NBA Championships with the Lakers

The LA Lakers are to retire both of five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant’s number eight and 24 jerseys.

Bryant, 39, retired in April 2016 after a 20-year career with the Lakers, scoring 60 points in his final game.

He finished as the Lakers’ all-time point scorer and third on the NBA’s all-time list with 33,643 points.

“I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them,” said