The jersey retirement ceremony of Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is definitely not something to miss that even Warriors’ coach, Steve Kerr said that his players will be on the court to watch.
“Just the experience in seeing one of the greatest players in the history of the game getting his jersey retired and we happen to be there,” the Warriors’ coach said. “I’m not going to keep them in the locker room to watch tape of the first half. The players would look at me like I was nuts. There’s something interesting going on the floor. Let’s go out there.”
It is steer clear that the Los Angeles Lakers will not let their all-time leading scorer’s retirement go by without the well-deserved honorary. Bryant will have both of his jersey numbers 8 and 24 raised to the rafters on December 18 at Staples Center as they host the Golden State Warriors.
It is said that the much-anticipated event will be held during halftime of the game. Warriors and Lakers will have both fans and players up on the watch to witness one of NBA’s championship stars to ever play in the history retire his jersey.
Warriors’ forward, Kevin Durant is hats-off and shared some his fondest memories with the star player.
“I do miss that intensity that he brought to the court,” Durant said. “He raised everybody’s — opponents, coaching staff, just everybody’s — level of play. That’s what great players do. You can learn a lot from watching somebody like that.”
Bryant is a legend in the world of NBA considering the 20 seasons he had played with the Lakers, his four All-Star MVP awards, an All-Star game player for 18 times and undeniably a record-breaker for becoming the youngest player in league history to reach 33,500 points.