Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby D.B. Cooper on Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:43 pm

Marketing, and also heard that Adidas wanted to make a shoe that resembled one of his old Adidas shoe and were/did call it Crazy 8.
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby kray28 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:45 pm

Three ochos is better than one?
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby Satan on Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:46 pm

To $ell jerseys.
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby Lakers3peat on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:31 pm

He changed it for a fresh start. The reason he changed it to 24 was because wanted his high school number when he came which was 33. He couldn't get 33 due to kareem getting it retired but his Junior Varsity number was 24 but when he came somebody already had it.
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby angelicawich on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:06 pm

8 (jersey number) x 3 (championships) = 24 .
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby MadMax on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:34 pm

angelicawich wrote:8 (jersey number) x 3 (championships) = 24 .


Well, that means Kobe is going to have to change his number to 32 in June. :man1:
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby 432J on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:50 pm

he wanted 33 when he first broke into the league but its obviously retired so i believe he got 8 by adding up the number he wore at the Addidas ABCD camp which was 143. I really dont care much about it but im sure it was part marketing part his choice. I miss the 8 but its really not a big deal
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby kobe35ppg on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:49 pm

Go listen to Kanye on "Swagger Like Us." One over Jordan baby!!! lol jk
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby hitokiriheero on Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:27 am

obviously there wasn't just one reason... there was multiple reasons whether kobe admits it or not
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby lakerfanfolife on Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:00 am

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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby radhys syob on Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:02 am

blakeruns wrote:lol, this was actually an answer on jeopardy the other day!

something like " one of the possible explanations for why this los angeles lakers superstar
changhed his number from 8 to 24, was because that was his high school number"


i was like, umm, his high school number was 33... :man3:

was 24 his jv number or something. did Kobe even ever play jv? :man10:


but ya, the whole reviving his marketing status, secondhalf of his career explanation makes sense to me


if im not mistaken, he had two numbers. 24 was the other. either that or its got to do with his dad. it might have been his dad's number in school. i actually read this explanation some time back. of course it wasnt from obe or anyone close to him. it was just one of the several reasons used to explain the change of jersey number. i can't recall clearly though.
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby kidvideo on Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:58 pm

Sigh, like a poster stated before it was really to avoid letting Addidas dog him out of money by continuing to use the 8 which they were planning on doing and he not get paid for it.

All that "fresh start" stuff man, just silly.
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:03 pm

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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:04 pm

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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby angelicawich on Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:09 pm

MadMax wrote:
angelicawich wrote:8 (jersey number) x 3 (championships) = 24 .


Well, that means Kobe is going to have to change his number to 32 in June. :man1:


hahha i like the way you think but, 24 x 1 = 24 hahaha
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby polypro127 on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:15 pm

To the contrary, Kobe doesnt make a dime off his new number. Reason being, Nike athletes are not allow to receive proceeds from jersey sales because Reebok owns the rights to the jerseys. Ever thought he just wanted to change it just to change it?
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby D.B. Cooper on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:33 pm

kidvideo wrote:Sigh, like a poster stated before it was really to avoid letting Addidas dog him out of money by continuing to use the 8 which they were planning on doing and he not get paid for it.

All that "fresh start" stuff man, just silly.


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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby Sean on Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:08 pm

polypro127 wrote:To the contrary, Kobe doesnt make a dime off his new number. Reason being, Nike athletes are not allow to receive proceeds from jersey sales because Reebok owns the rights to the jerseys. Ever thought he just wanted to change it just to change it?


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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby knm131 on Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:14 am

He wore #24 in high school. That's my guess.
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby kidvideo on Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:26 pm

knm131 wrote:He wore #24 in high school. That's my guess.



Check my avatar, he wore #33 in high school
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby Bynum&Gasol on Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:39 pm

kidvideo wrote:
knm131 wrote:He wore #24 in high school. That's my guess.



Check my avatar, he wore #33 in high school


What happens after Kobe retires? Will the Lakers retire both number 8 and 24?
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby Posterized. on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:05 pm

Bynum&Gasol wrote:
kidvideo wrote:
knm131 wrote:He wore #24 in high school. That's my guess.



Check my avatar, he wore #33 in high school


What happens after Kobe retires? Will the Lakers retire both number 8 and 24?



that is exactly what I've been asking
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby angelicawich on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:25 pm

Bynum&Gasol wrote:
kidvideo wrote:
knm131 wrote:He wore #24 in high school. That's my guess.



Check my avatar, he wore #33 in high school


What happens after Kobe retires? Will the Lakers retire both number 8 and 24?


He's never going to retire, muahaha .aw lame . good question though .
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby chingy248 on Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:08 pm

Kanye: "Trying to get that Kobe number....1 ova Jordan."
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Re: Why did Kobe Bryant change his jersey number?

Postby knm131 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:07 pm

kidvideo wrote:
knm131 wrote:He wore #24 in high school. That's my guess.


Check my avatar, he wore #33 in high school


He wore #24 in high school first, then switched to #33.

He wore #24 for longer than he wore #33.

Both jerseys were retired, however.
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