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Both of NBA star Kobe Bryant's jerseys, #8 and #24, were retired at a ceremony during halftime of the Golden State Warrios vs Lakers game at the Staples Center on Monday. Kobe, 39, retired in 2016 after a long stellar career with the Lakers.

At the start of the 2006 NBA season, Kobe changed his jersey number from 8 to 24 (his first jersey number at Lower Merion high school in Pennsylvania).

Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired

Kobe addressed the crowd at halftime as both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys were retired. Kobe was joined by his wife Vanessa and daughters Natalia, 14, Gianna, 11, and infant Bianka, 1.

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson addresses the crowd before Kobe Bryant has his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys retired

Retired NBA stars Magic Johnson, left, Shaq O'Neal, Allen Iverson and more were on hand to celebrate Kobe's achievements. Kobe is seen below embracing Iverson, 42, during the ceremony.

Kobe Bryant hugs Allen Iverson at halftime after both of Bryant's #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired

Semi-retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr, pictured top, tried to upstage Kobe by wearing a colorful Gucci shorts set. Also in attendance were actor Kevin Hart, Rodney and Holly Robinson-Peete, rapper Ice Cube, LaVar Ball, singer Adam Levine, and retired NBA stars Derek Fisher, Lamar Odom and Caron Butler.

Photos by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Splash News

  • justlooking

    Congrats Kobe!!!

    That oldest daughter is quite the stunner. Beautiful

  • You Could Never

    Kobe on the list of folks I dont like either. But good for him! Im proud of him.

  • brownisback
  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Vanessa looking old. Beautiful kids. Where’s Kobe family never hear nothing about his family. Good for him

  • TMW

    Mine too LOL!

  • xenaD

    I love Kobe!

  • Karen Brady

    To Kevin: You should avoid by any means necessary being photographed in close proximity to really tall men.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Floyd is a goddamn coon. bye.

  • justlooking

    I think he fell out with them over money. Remember his mama sold or tried to sell her storage container. SHAME

  • cherrypie

    Kobe STAY pushing out girls! I know he was hoping for a son lol.
    Cute kids

  • nyla00

    Floyd always looks like a jack?

  • cherrypie

    Yeah he aint checked for his family in a LONG time.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Kobe looks so relaxed and well rested. Retirement suits him well. Other players that retire seem too age badly and become broke quickly. Kobe has stayed under the radar. I always liked the way he carried himself. Well mannered and very articulate. Don't know why most don't like him.

    Btw U forgot to mention Draymond Green was there also.

  • You Could Never

    Umm Green was there bc he was working? Even if injured they still most times travel with the team but okay.

  • JV

    I wouldn't say I like how Kobe carried himself as a player. He's a very cocky guy, but with his gunslinger style of play I guess that made sense. But since you brought up Draymond, I would say that's an apt comparison. Both guys can be polarizing.

  • You Could Never

    Every since I found out that the girl he supposedly allegedly raped, her asshole was already bleeding when he got it....from previous entrants...I been cool on Kobe Bean Bryant.

  • JV

    lol that's true, might as well mention Steve Kerr, Kevin Durant, etc.

  • You Could Never

    I had to read it twice

  • brownisback

    Dear Floyd,
    Just because it has a designer name doesn't mean you should wear it

  • Jen_no_juice

    Congrats Kobe!!! Now maybe you can make amends with your family. Cause you'll need them when Vanessa leave you and take your coins with her

  • Trace da Ace

    I love the side-eye his baby is giving to that man in the last pic....she looking like "why you so close, dude?".....but other than that...Congrats... and by the way....what the hell is Floyd wearing??? Looks like something I would wear when I have NO PLANS of leaving the house....#fugly

  • Trace da Ace

    love the shade....pour it on!!!! LMAO

  • Look@m3

    Thank you! That was the only picture I saw...bc I needed to know who the nut was.

  • Look@m3

    LOL you made me scroll up!!

  • Look@m3

    storage container??

  • Look@m3

    Its his momma tho...lord I need to read up on this. So he doesn't talk to anyone in his family??

  • Look@m3

    NAh!!

  • KcoolMuziq

    I wasn’t really comparing
    Draymond to Kobe. Kobe is in a class by himself. He is more a comparison to Jordan than any other player. But I like your analogy.

  • justlooking
  • cherrypie

    I heard he fell out with his parents long ago because they didnt agree with who he chose to marry and then his mother tried to hawk his personal stuff. His father is an ex-NBA player so they are not hurting for money they just dont have Kobe's kind of money. I guess he doesnt mess with his extended family either.

  • Kay J

    Imagine, with all the money Floyd has...he still can't dress to make sense. Looks like an expensive clown ???

  • Look@m3

    Reading it now...I thought his dad was an ex baller. This seems weird. I did hear it was because of her but dang...speechless. Kind of wrong of parents but it seems like there is more there. Like did the parents do this to get back at him for marrying his wife and if so that is wrong too. Sad and messed up at the same time. It seems they issued an apology but his grandmother was tied into this too. This jus seems really nasty and that there could b e more to this....but who knows with these celebs these days!

  • Look@m3

    I think the "container" threw me off...I was literally thinking about those plastic bins at Walmart that you store goods in for $5.

  • Look@m3

    Not a fan either...he can kick rocks!

  • TheOwley

    I bet Floyd paid $100K for that getup.

  • cherrypie

    Yeah, I think its more to it than that too but that may have started it way back when he first met Vanessa. Not sure if I could just disown my mother and family but I have a good family but still...

  • Look@m3

    Yeah Grandma and ma tho..... It just makes me wonder if his kids even have a relationship or even socialize with them- his side of the family... My dad aint perfect and neither is my mom or brothers but I still talk to them. I hope the wife isn't using his mishap as a way to keep him away from his family. jeesh this is sad!

  • Yardgirl

    Ewwww he nasty!! I am not a fan either, he irks my soul.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he out here reppin' the short bus crew while Meek doin his bid I guess, smh
    grown men dressed like they're going on the 2nd grade field trip for everybody who didn't color outside the lines, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Yardgirl

    ***DEAD***

  • You already know ?

    You already know ????

  • Look@m3

    LMAO Sorry, eek!

  • MsPam

    Only thing he’s missing is a designer helmet!???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!

  • Armymom20

    What is that expensive ish Floyd is wearing? Celebrities wear the most ugliest stuff.

  • Armymom20

    exactly!

  • Moon Lee

    Floyd, get some class man! Hire a GOOD stylist, preferably a grown person! That outfit cost more than my ? Lol....

  • brownisback

    You can have all the money in the world and still look.................slow

  • brownisback

    Lol he was giving much face in these pics!
    He has smizing down!

  • EMILY POST

    How many retirements is this guy gonna have. Didn’t he go on a whole retirement tour his last year...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    All narcissists do that. JAY-Z went on several retirement tours before he admitted e was attention-seeking.

  • Renee26
  • Renee26

    Shawt Bus Shawty!! I can see him dancing to his theme song too

  • Renee26

    I'm DYING!!!!!!

  • Renee26

    Damn

  • becky naka

    You need his D bad. It ain't gonna happen.

  • Duhjaaango

    That's why he changed his number.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!

  • Renee26

    Say it ain't him

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i caint even... lawd.....

  • JustB

    Floyd is gaudy... to each his own... thats his hard earned money...he can spend it how he wants long as he supports his children and family... and hopefully gives back... he cant take it with him when he go...boxers take chances with getting hit in the head most of them show trauma by 50... so let him enjoy his money

  • EMILY POST

    That’s just sad because you can tell he is longing for attention... it’s like yaaawwwn ok mr Basketball guy we know you thought you were the entire NBA when you played and now it has moved on...

  • Dowoop

    Where his team let him alone shoot each and every game. They wouldve had a shitty yr regardless but i got tired of hearing about him retiring every single game.

  • EMILY POST

    We are going into 2018 and the NBA still talking about Kobe Retirement.

  • hottlanta

    Somebody keep Floyd away from the bolts of fabric clearance table from Cloth World.

  • hottlanta

    I thought it was just me.

  • EMILY POST

    No it’s not just you.... Somebody on ESPN was like why are they celebrating this guy and they are firing everyone else in Los Angeles with a rape allegation. I was like wow

  • hottlanta

    He didn't rape that chick. She jumped from behind her desk at the front desk counter to be with him. She broke the company policies about fraternizing with the guests. I used to work for a hotel it is easy to be with the guests that come in. You get invited to the parties and everything. They had anal sex and it wasn't as thrilling as she thought it was and she wanted to sue.

  • EMILY POST

    You never know what somebody did. She fits the description of the type colorstrucks go after really aggressively too. A lot of black males actively pursue those type of women. So you never really know. If they didn’t give them the opportunity to be in the situation but a lot of colorstruck athletes and entertainers are extremely predictable. I don’t put nothing passed anyone something went down that wasn’t right that’s all you know.

  • hottlanta

    Who are you talking about Kobe or Mike. I saw both cases and those were the words both females said. No one made it up. Women must be accountable as well.

  • EMILY POST

    You can apply that to majority of the colorstucks. He had to buy his way out of it. So something went down that wasn’t right.

  • samuel severino

    The Best Ever