The NBA is mourning the tragic deaths of legendary Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gigi, but current players with No.8 and No.24 both decide the best way to honor Bryant’s numbers.
Bogdanovic was No.8, Heald was No.24 and Bryant used it in his legendary 20-year career at the Lakers. Both players chose numbers as a symbol of Bryant’s growth, Serbia’s Bogdanovic and Bahamas Heald’ overall impact on the game.
After losing 120-100 to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Golden One Center on Wednesday, Bogdanovic said, “I see a lot of people changing their numbers and I respect them too.” “I talked to Buddy.
He likes his number and I like mine, so we keep him in his honor. I think it’s another way to show respect. Here’s a list of all NBA players leading to No.8 or No.24 and how they decided to honor Bryant.
Change the number
According to Shams Charania of Athletic, Spencer Dinwidi (No.8), Brooklyn Nets – Dinwidi changed his number from 8 to 26. He told Anthony Pucccio of Nets Daily that he chose that number for multiple reasons.
They passed twenty-six days. 24 and 2 are the number. Two plus six is eight. I am twenty-six years old today. My son and I were born in April. It’s 20 days, I’m six. And when I decided to change my shirt, it was in my mind. incorporate my son. Because last time i was also about my family.
According to Athletic James Edwards, Marquis Morris (No.8), Detroit Pistons – Morris changes the number from 8 to 88.
Alec Barks (No.8), Golden State Warriors – Barks change his number from 8 to 20.
According to Quinn Cook (No.2), Los Angeles Lakers – Athletic Shams Charania, Cook changes his number from 2 to 28 to honor Bryant and his daughter.
“Number two is Gianna’s number. I think he should retire. It’s hers.
Mo Hercules (No.8), Los Angeles Clippers – Harkless has changed its number from 8 to 11 according to AthleticS Charania