​December 18 was Kobe Bryant Day, and hundreds of thousands tweeters celebrated the Mamba's dual jersey retirement at the Staples Center with the hashtag #ko8e24.

But before both No. 8 and No. 24 are hung high on the rafters Monday night against the Warriors, LeBron James had to recognize one of the GOATs with his own special #ko8e24 tweet. 

Real recognizes real, and King James made sure to to shout out Bryant for being an inspiration to him as a fan while growing up. 

He also shoots a quick joke around about the number of jerseys being retired, as it's not every day where someone plays with such ferocity that both numbers he used during his career are immortalized. 

Shoot, if Kobe wore seven numbers, they would all still be retired.