Lakers set to retire Kobe Bryant’s jersey.

Which Kobe did you prefer number 8 or 24?

No. 8: 707 games, 35.7 MPG, 8.3-18.4 FGA, 23.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.5 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.6 BPG

3 Championships

No. 8:

Eight All-Star game appearances (1998, 2000-06)
Two scoring titles (2003, 2006)
One slam dunk contest championship (1997)
Four All-NBA first team selections ( 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Four NBA Finals appearances (2000-02, 2004)
Three championships (2000-02)
Four all-defensive first team selections (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006)

No. 24: 638 games, 36.6 MPG, 9.1-20.6 FG, 26.2 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.9 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG

2 Championships

No. 24:

Ten All-Star appearances (2007-16)
Two scoring titles (2007, 2008)
Seven All-NBA first team selections (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Five All-NBA defensive team selections (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Three NBA finals appearances (2008-10)
Two championships (2009, 2010)
Two-time NBA Finals MVP (2009, 2010)
2008 NBA MVP

The argument could be made that Kobe had a Hall of Fame level career in each jersey.  I was a huge fan of both Kobes young uber athletic take no prisoners KWTF (Kobe with the fro) and the older silent killer known as the Black Mamba because even though he did in two different styles both guys would take the heart out of the opponent and stump on it twice. But if I had to pick I’d go with 24 because that’s the Kobe my son got to watch with me .

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2732786-kobe-bryants-lakers-jersey-retirement-reportedly-set-for-dec-18-vs-warriors

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