He had both happy and difficult times while working with Purple and Gold to win additional championships.

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More objectives were completed, and gear was added to an already amazing collection.

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Kobe was regarded as one of the two greatest Lakers of all time toward the end of his career.

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For a while, he played with the number 8, then moved on to the number 24.

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Many people pondered which number the Lakers will retire after Kobe announced his retirement because each number had an illustrious career of its own.

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When asked who he would like to see in a future statue, Kobe, a five-time NBA champion, said "24."

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Why did he chose number 24 for his future statue rather than number 8?

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Kobe made a move in 2006, finishing a chapter of his career and beginning anew with the number 24, after spending the first half of his career donning the number 8.

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He had trouble getting ahead.

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