On Tuesday, the Lakers made the decision that was bound to happen sooner or later. Kobe Bryant will not only have his No. 24 retired, but he will also have the No. 8 retired as well.
And you know what, he deserves it.
By far, this is one of the best decisions by the Lakers in some time with their franchise in full repair.
As for Kobe himself, we saw him enjoying retirement a little too much. We saw the gut Kobe was gaining, but he promised to lose it very soon. There was very little doubt that Kobe would achieve it; his work ethic is second to none.
While most people are still sleeping at 6 AM, Kobe was up putting in work in China.
Kobe's work ethic is unmatched, and that is not an argument.
Never change, Mamba.