The Lakers Should Retire Kobe Bryant's No. 24 Jersey, No Question
After Wednesday's game at the Staples Center, only one of Bryant's jerseys, No. 24, should hang in the rafters.By Jamal Andress | April 13, 2016
With Kobe Bryant finally hanging it up, many have asked which one of his jersey numbers should ascend to its rightful place in the Staples Center ceiling.
Both numbers will be on the floor for Wednesday's historic game, but only one should hang in the rafters. Here's why:
Kobe Bryant spent 10 seasons in both jerseys. His stats for the two time periods are nearly identical racking up better than 16,000 points, 3,100 assists and 3,400 rebounds in both eras.