Spencer Dinwiddie, Terrence Ross Change Numbers To Honor Kobe Bryant


January 28, 2020

UPDATE: Los Angeles Clippers forward Moe Harkless also has changed the number on his jersey to honor Kobe Bryant, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. He now will wear No. 11.

ORIGINAL STORY: The sudden death of Kobe Bryant has had a massive impact on players throughout the NBA.

Two players, in fact, are honoring Bryant’s legacy in a thoughtful way.

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and Orlando Magic swingman Terrence Ross are changing the number on their jersey to honor the late Los Angeles Lakers legend, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.  Ross will wear No. 31 while Dinwiddie will wear No. 26.

Both players previously wore No. 8, which Bryant wore for a large portion of his 20-season career.

Dinwiddie explained the reasoning behind his decision Tuesday on Twitter.

The Lakers retired No. 8 and 24 in Bryant’s honor in 2017. Bryant is the only NBA player to have two numbers retired by a franchise.

Bryant was 41 at the time of his death.

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