Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement draws reaction from NBA on social media
From NBA Twitter reports
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.
Congratulations Kobe Bryant! Hail Momba, too. Two Jersey’s retired is one way to measure your impact for the Lakers. The GOAT measure is:🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) December 18, 2017
You deserve this one and all the recognitions in the world. Thank you for bringing so much to the sport of basketball #brother!
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) December 18, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 19, 2017
Congrats @kobebryant I want to officially welcome you to the legend's club! #Ko8e24, they retired my jersey2x BUT 2 Jerseys @ 1x what an honor. @NBAHistory #MambaMentality #NBA #LakeShow #KobeWeek
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) December 18, 2017
— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) December 18, 2017
From 8 to 24, and beyond, it’s been a hell of a ride, @kobebryant! Congratulations my friend! Quite an honor to see both your numbers hang at @StaplesCenter, and it’s one you most certainly deserve! pic.twitter.com/cKzoaxyUkM
— Derek Fisher (@derekfisher) December 18, 2017
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) December 19, 2017