Terrence Ross changes number from No. 8 to No. 31 to honor Lakers great Kobe Bryant
Sources: Orlando’s Terrence Ross has changed his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 31 in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, who wore Nos. 8 and 24. League evaluating this case-by-case. https://t.co/go557WBieX
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 28, 2020
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.
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.