Kobe Jersey Retirement: 12-18-17
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:04 am    Post subject: Kobe Jersey Retirement: 12-18-17

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Christmas is coming early for Kobe Bryant — the Lakers are planning to retire his jersey before the Warriors game on Dec. 18 … multiple sources tell TMZ Sports.

The Lakers aren’t officially acknowledging it — but the team sent a letter to Lakers season ticket holders advising them to “hold on to your tickets for the game on Dec. 18” for a “special event.”

We’ve made some calls and everyone’s saying the same thing … it’s Kobe’s big night.


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http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/12/kobe-bryant-lakers-jersey-retiring/

LG season tickets holders can you guys confirm you got this letter from the Lakers.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:10 am    Post subject:

Not a season ticket holder but there is a thread speculating about the event. And yes they got the letter.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:31 am    Post subject:

Which jersey number, though?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:59 am    Post subject:

20,000 wrote:
Which jersey number, though?


This is what everyone wants to know!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject:

Lakers making that money they jacked up tickets for that game
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:26 am    Post subject:

20,000 wrote:
Which jersey number, though?


I would not be surprised if they hang do both 8 and 24.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 am    Post subject:

The MAMBA rules!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject:

Shouldn't they wait to see if he makes the Hall of Fame?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Shouldn't they wait to see if he makes the Hall of Fame?


they didnt for Shaq
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:08 am    Post subject:

They gotta do both but on one jersey
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:09 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Shouldn't they wait to see if he makes the Hall of Fame?




I hope it's both 8 and 24
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject:

epak wrote:
ocho wrote:
Shouldn't they wait to see if he makes the Hall of Fame?




I hope it's both 8 and 24


Putting up both numbers wouldn't look right. Besides, he ditched #8. They should hang #24 but not let anyone wear #8.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject:

Why pick a game you have little chance of winning? Lol
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject:

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Why pick a game you have little chance of winning? Lol


Someone said that in that other thread as well. But we actually beat GS at home each of the last 2 seasons.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
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ocho wrote:
Shouldn't they wait to see if he makes the Hall of Fame?




I hope it's both 8 and 24


Putting up both numbers wouldn't look right. Besides, he ditched #8. They should hang #24 but not let anyone wear #8.


Yea that's true.
PG is gonna wear 8 though.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject:

should have done it at half of the Cleveland game to show LeBron this is how we treat a legend
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject:

Retire 24. Then make the statue with #8 of him pointing upwards after 81. Immortalize both.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject:

what's wrong with retiring both:

#8:
3 titles
All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1997)
Scoring Champion (2006)
Eight-time NBA All-Star
All-Star Game MVP (2002)
Four-time All-Defensive First Team
Two-time All-Defensive Second Team
Four-time All-NBA First Team
Two-time All-NBA Second Team
Two-time All-NBA Third Team

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2 titles
Scoring Champion (2007)
Four-time NBA All-Star
Two-time All-Star Game MVP (2007, 2009)
Four-time All-Defensive First Team
Four-time All-NBA First Team
NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
Two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010)

Can anybody argue either of those career doesn't deserve jersey retirement or HOF entrance by itself?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject:

Seems really soon to be doing this after his retirement. Surprised to see it so soon, but should be an awesome moment! Hoping they retire just a single jersey and keep our wall of fame classy. Agree with the other poster... retire 24 and put the Kobe statue with 8 from the 81 pt game.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject:

That would be a day of days to be on site. Should be a grand celebration. It's rare company up there in those rafters:

Chamberlain
Abdul-Jabbar
O'Neal
Worthy
Johnson
Wilkes
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Goodrich
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and now, Bryant.

That altitude is league-best, IMO; it represents the highest standard of accomplishment in sports anywhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject:

Wow, the value of my tickets just quadrupled.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject:

It's be awesome to make him the only Laker (or any great) to have 2 jerseys by the same team retired.

It'd be a special distinction that he deserves.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
epak wrote:
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Shouldn't they wait to see if he makes the Hall of Fame?




I hope it's both 8 and 24


Putting up both numbers wouldn't look right. Besides, he ditched #8. They should hang #24 but not let anyone wear #8.

Seems rather silly to not retire 8 while not allowing anyone to wear it. If you're not gonna let anyone wear it, just retire it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject:

Judah wrote:
ocho wrote:
epak wrote:
ocho wrote:
Shouldn't they wait to see if he makes the Hall of Fame?




I hope it's both 8 and 24


Putting up both numbers wouldn't look right. Besides, he ditched #8. They should hang #24 but not let anyone wear #8.

Seems rather silly to not retire 8 while not allowing anyone to wear it. If you're not gonna let anyone wear it, just retire it.


Sillier than putting two jerseys in the rafters of the same player?
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