Julius Erving: Kobe Bryant’s numbers shouldn’t be retired NBA-wide

Julius Erving loves Kobe Bryant and even played with the Mamba’s father … but he tells TMZ Sports the NBA shouldn’t retire the Lakers legend’s numbers league-wide like it did with Bill Russell earlier this summer. Most believe that following Adam Silver’s decision to honor Russell by permanently hanging up his #6 following the Celtics legend’s death — he should do the same for Kobe, who tragically passed away in 2020.
Source: TMZ Staff @ TMZ.com

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