Earlier this week, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that "multiple NBA players have begun informally retiring Kobe Bryant's jersey number(s) as a tribute."
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie was the first player to change his jersey number, going from No. 8 to No. 26. Many players have since joined him in changing their number out of respect for the Los Angeles Lakers legend.
Here's a running list that we will continue to add to if and when more players are announced:
|Player||Team||Old Jersey No.||New Jersey No.||Report|
|Spencer Dinwiddie||Brooklyn Nets||8||26||Official|
|Terrence Ross||Orlando Magic||8||31||Official|
|Jahlil Okafor||New Orleans Pelicans||8||9||Shams Charania, The Athletic|
|Quinn Cook||Los Angeles Lakers||2||28||Shams Charania, The Athletic|
|Markieff Morris||Detroit Pistons||8||88||James Edwards III, The Athletic|
|Alec Burks||Golden State Warriors||8||20||Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports|
|Moe Harkless||LA Clippers||8||11||Shams Charania, The Athletic|
|Mason Plumlee||Denver Nuggets||24||7||Shams Charania, The Athletic|
|Zhaire Smith||Philadelphia 76ers||8||5||Zhaire Smith|
|Miye Oni||Utah Jazz||24||81||Shams Charania, The Athletic|
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the NBA is reviewing jersey number requests on a "case-by-case basis."
A total of 22 players have worn No. 8 this season. An additional 14 players have worn No. 24.
Bryant wore No. 8 between 1996 and 2006. He then wore No. 24 between 2006 and 2016.
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