Pacers’ Alize Johnson, Who Wears #24, Explains Why He’s Not Going To Change His Number After Kobe Bryant’s Death

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Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 isn’t officially retired league-wide in the NBA but several players are proactively changing their numbers as a tribute to Bryant.

Despite the call from fans to retire Kobe’s number, Pacers’ Alize Johnson has decided that he will continue to wear #24.

Johnson says that Kobe was his idol and he will continue to wear #24 to honor him.

The league still has not commented on if they are thinking about retiring Kobe’s number. As of now there are still 20 players who are wearing #8 or #24.