The Dallas Mavericks are giving Kobe Bryant the highest of praise. The organization is retiring the number 24 in Bryant’s honor.

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“Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball, and our organization has decided that the number 24 will never again be worn by a Dallas Maverick,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said.

Cuban’s tribute was one of several around the NBA as players, coaches and fans were stunned by the news of Bryant’s death.


Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers. with the Mavericks being the second organization to retire number 24, no word yet if other organizations will follow suit.