Sports World Congratulates Kobe Bryant on Jersey Retirement

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistDecember 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24:  Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant talk during the Los Angeles Lakers unveiling of the Shaquille O'Neal statue on March 24, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that
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The Los Angeles Lakers will retire his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys Monday night to commemorate Kobe Bryant. Before the ceremony, numerous sports stars lined up to pay their respects.

Key figures from his championship squads sent their well wishes on Twitter. 

Former competitors and rising stars who grew up watching Bryant also posted kind words.

The tweets ranged beyond the Association. NFL players and teams also tipped their caps to the Black Mamba.

The Lakers will hold a retirement ceremony at the Staples Center when they host the Golden State Warriors.

[Twitter]

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