LOOK: Pinoy sports world celebrates Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 19, 2017 05:46 PM
Kobe Bryant has inspired multiple generations of fans and ballers from all around the world and from all walks of life. (In this file photo, we see Kobe sitting down alongside Ateneo guard Aaron Black, and DLSU swingman Ricci Rivero back in 2016)
Even from half the world away, Kobe Bryant's effect in our hoops-crazed nation manifested itself during his jersey retirement with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Both his #8 and #24 jersey numbers were hung in the rafters, and for good reason. His career spanned two eras, all defined by himself, and he was able to inspire a LOT of fans during his 20-year career.
His legacy, even in the Philippines was made known by some of the popular sports people of the country, as they celebrated the monumental occasion by posting their favorite memory of the one and only Kobe Bryant.
Kobe talking to his daughters now about hard work. Can you imagine Kobe being your dad and being your tutor in math? I mean, Kobe as a mamba mentality math tutor at home: natatakot ako just thinking about it.— Mico Halili (@micohalili) December 19, 2017
That #Ko8e24 ceremony made me wna work right nowwww 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽— Angeline Gervacio (@dzigervacio) December 19, 2017