Lakers to Retire Kobe’s No. 8 & 24

April 13, 2016 affectionately known as Mamba Day…the day Kobe Bryant‘s career faded to black. Dropping 60 on his last day, the entire day was a celebration of no. 8 turned no. 24. Capturing three championships in the classic 8 and two in the 24; Kobe’s splits are near identical when it comes to his stats in each number. And because he is the man, the myth, the legend…THE MAMBA; the Lakers will retire both numbers on December 18th in a pregame ceremony.