NBA stars and legends react to Kobe's jersey retirement

NBA.com Global on Dec 19, 2017 07:09 PM
NBA stars and legends react to Kobe's jersey retirement
Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey's during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Five championships. 33,570 points. Eighteen All-Star selections. Four All-Star MVPs. Two Finals MVPs. The 2007-08 regular season MVP.

Together, those stats and accomplishments only begin to tell the legacy Kobe Bryant left both in the NBA and the basketball world at large.

On the night the Lakers retired both of his jersey numbers, Bryant received an outpouring of reaction on social media.

 

It was an HONOR!!! 8vs24 #welldeserved #Greatness @kobebryant

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