It was only a matter of time.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be honoring the great Kobe Bryant by retiring his two numbers #8 and #24 in December as stated in the tweet below.
Regarded as one of the best to play the game and often compared to another great (ie. Michael Jordan), Bryant certainly deserves the accolades.
Over his 20-year career with the Lakers, the only NBA team he’s played on, Bryant is a five-time NBA champion, 18-time All-Star, and two-time NBA scoring champion.
If you’re interested in his rookie cards, here’s a few high-end basketball cards that would be great to add to anyone’s collection.