Report: Multiple NBA players giving up No. 8 and No. 24 to honor Kobe Bryant

Report: Multiple NBA players giving up No. 8 and No. 24 to honor Kobe Bryant

January 30, 2020 Off By ymhfabg

Kobe Bryant’s outsized career warranted outsized recognition, and the Lakers found a perfectly fitting honor. They retired both his No. 8 and No. 24 in 2017.

Now, people are searching for the appropriate way to commemorate the unprecedented basketball giant who died so young. Many tributes – including teams opening games with 24-second then 8-second violations – have focused on his numbers. Hawks guard Trae Young wore No. 8. Any 8, 24 or 81 appearing in a box score have become a topic of discussion.

Now, Spencer Dinwiddie – who was particularly proud of Bryant telling him last month he’s playing like an All-Star – is the face of another movement to memorialize Bryant.

Beyond Dinwiddie, players who wear No. 8:

  • Kemba Walker (BOS)
  • Bismack Biyombo (CHA)
  • Zach LaVine (CHI)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)
  • Markieff Morris (DET)
  • Alec Burks (GSW)
  • Justin Holiday (IND)
  • Maurice Harkless (LAC)
  • Jahlil Okafor (NOP)
  • Danilo Gallinari (OKC)
  • Terrence Ross (ORL)
  • Zhaire Smith (PHI)
  • Frank Kaminsky (PHO)
  • Trevor Ariza (POR)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (SAC)
  • Patty Mills (SAS)
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (UTA)
  • Rui Hachimura (WAS)

Players who wear No. 24:

  • Bruno Fernando (ATL)
  • Lauri Markkanen (CHI)
  • Mason Plumlee (DEN)
  • Alize Johnson (IND)
  • Dillon Brooks (MEM)
  • Pat Connaughton (MIL)
  • Khem Birch (ORL)
  • Buddy Hield (SAC)
  • Norman Powell (TOR)
  • Miye Oni (UTA)
  • Garrison Mathews (WAS)