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Terrence Ross changes number from No. 8 to No. 31 to honor Lakers great Kobe Bryant

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Orlando Magic swingman Terrence Ross is changing his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 31 in honor of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie changed his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 26 on Tuesday as well.

Fans are most likely going to see a lot of this happen. Players around the league know how much Kobe means to the NBA.

In 1,346 career games for the Lakers, Bryant cemented himself as an all-time great. Coming straight to the NBA from high school is no easy move, but Bryant finished his illustrious NBA career with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was an 18-time All-Star, two-time scoring champion, 15-time All-NBA team member, two-time Finals MVP and five-time champion.

Bryant is the fourth-leading scoring in NBA history after LeBron James passed him on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers, just a day before Kobe’s tragic death.

LeBron took to Instagram on Monday to react to Kobe’s death. The two were very close, and one can only imagine how sad The King and the entire Lakers are at the moment.

The Lakers retired Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys last year. He will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of an incredible class when inductees are announced later this year.