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.