Try to imagine the weight of having two jerseys as inspiring and accomplished as number 8 and number 24. So they honoured both eras of Kobe's incredible career.
Jackson coached Bryant to all five of his National Basketball Association championships. And I'm sure Kobe got a lot of that by watching Michael. "It feels good as a father to have my family come in and share this".
He also was the first player to spend at least 20 seasons with one franchise, and he is widely beloved in Southern California, where he still lives with his family.
The last time Kobe Bryant was on the floor, Chris Huerta, from Glendora, California was obese and not happy with the way he was treating his body. I don't think LeBron is Michael at all. Kobe praised those who had their numbers retired before him, saying "Without them I couldn't be here today".
And if that wasn't enough, the Lakers will also be hosting a Kobe-themed street festival dubbed "Kobeland" outside the Staples Center in LA.
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"If you separated each of the accomplishments under those numbers, each of those players would qualify for the Hall of Fame", said Buss.
Phil Jackson won't be at Staples Center for Kobe Bryant Night on Monday.
"As Harris tells it, Tracy McGrady had an even more impressive audition [than Brryant] for the Lakers one year later, prompting West to make a brief but serious push to try to acquire McGrady's draft rights and team him with O'Neal and Bryant".
"If 8 is playing 24 after he just ruptured his Achilles, then it's a problem for 24", Bryant said. It's really, really tough for me. I think 24 was more challenging, and I tend to gravitate to things that are harder to do.