Kanye West dropped a reference to the No. 24 jersey in his lyrics, rapping on Jay-Z and T.I.’s “Swagga Like Us,” “Tryin’ to get that Kobe quantity, one over Jordan.”
From the second he got here into the league, Bryant paid homage to the greats who got here earlier than him. Now it is present NBA gamers who pay tribute to him.
Zach LaVine, then with the Minnesota Timberwolves, is likely one of the many gamers within the NBA who put on No. 8 or No. 24 in honor of Bryant.
Identical to he switched numbers, Bryant additionally switched sneaker manufacturers. Although he is greatest identified for his iconic Nikes, he began his profession in Adidas.
Although Bryant retired in 2016, his Nike sneaker line saved going and has remained the most well-liked amongst lively NBA gamers.