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Was Kobe Bryant going to retire?

Was Kobe Bryant going to retire?

Citing physical decline, Bryant retired after the 2015–16 season. The all-time leading scorer in Lakers history, Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play 20 seasons. His 18 All-Star designations are the second most all time, while it is the record for most consecutive appearances as a starter.

What did Kobe say when he retired?

“[I’m] just sad more than anything. Just sad more than anything. Somebody who I truly care about, have a lot of respect for. I think it’s always hard when greatness like Kobe decides to hang it up.”

Will Kobe Bryants number be retired?

On Sunday night, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced that the franchise would be retiring Bryant’s no. 24. “Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball, and our organization has decided that the number 24 will never again be worn by a Dallas Maverick,” Cuban said in a statement.

Why does Kobe have 2 numbers?

Kobe Bryant Changed From 8 To 24 To Begin A ‘Clean Slate’ You’re going after them. It’s nonstop energy and aggressiveness and stuff,” Kobe started. “Then 24 is a growth from that. Physical attributes aren’t there the way they used to be, but the maturity level is greater.

Why did Kobe wear number 24?

Is 24 retired in NBA?

In NBA’s 75th anniversary season, the trio of Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), Tony Allen and Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies) will join the list of NBA legends to have their jerseys retired. Garnett’s No. 5 will be raised to the rafters on Mar. 13 (ET), becoming the 24th jersey retired by the Celtics franchcise.

Did Kobe Bryant go to university?

Lower Merion High School1996
Bala Cynwyd Middle SchoolSchool Of The Woods Montessori
Kobe Bryant/Education

Is Zobayan dead?

Zobayan, 50, died Jan. 26 when his helicopter plunged at high speed into a hillside in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles. Zobayan had been trying to climb above a cloud layer when the aircraft banked left and plunged 1,200 feet (366 meters) at high speed.