LeBron James, Steph Curry, Allen Iverson and other greats pay tribute on Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement night

Melissa Caskey
Yahoo Sports
Kobe Bryant speaks with the media before having his jerseys retired by the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/lal/" data-ylk="slk:Los Angeles Lakers">Los Angeles Lakers</a>. (Getty)
Kobe Bryant speaks with the media before having his jerseys retired by the Los Angeles Lakers. (Getty)

All NBA eyes were on Kobe Bryant and the City of Los Angeles on Monday night as the Los Angeles Lakers raised both of Kobe’s jerseys to the rafters of Staples Center. Many of the league’s biggest names — past and present — sent congratulations to Kobe, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Shaquille O’Neal and Bill Russell.

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Despite the Warriors being in town to play the Lakers, Stephen Curry wasn’t traveling with the team:






DeMar DeRozan was one of many to chime in on the 8 vs. 24 debate:



8|24 LEGEND !!! Congrats @kobebryant

A post shared by Bradley Beal (@bradbeal3) on Dec 18, 2017 at 8:54pm PST


Paul George and LeBron were also part of a tribute from the NBA:


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