According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Harkless will change his number to 11 instead of the number Bryant wore for the first 10 years of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers before he switched to No. 24.
Charania previously reported a number of players around the league had "begun informally retiring Kobe Bryant's jersey number(s) as a tribute," including Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie's decision to go from No. 8 to No. 26.
Harkless previously wore No. 21 during the first three seasons of his career on the Orlando Magic and No. 4 the next four seasons on the Portland Trail Blazers.
This was his first year playing in Los Angeles and the Staples Center—where Bryant largely built his legendary career—and he donned No. 8 with the Clippers.
Harkless posted the following message on Instagram as a way of honoring Bryant: "Still at a loss for words ... thank you for inspiring a young kid across the country in Jamaica Queens to want to make something of himself , real life superhero. RIP Mamba."
Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday.