On today’s episode of the Nati Boys podcast, we talk about Marvin Lewis’ wavering interest in coaching the team next year, and some other NFL topics including Aaron Rodgers going back on the IR, the Pittsburgh catch that wasn’t a catch and the possible return of the XFL. We also talk some NBA with Kobe’s numbers being retired, and Lavar Balls new junior basketball league. We wrap the show by getting into the holiday spirit and giving out some gifts in our fantasy draft. Enjoy the show!
The Lakers will reportedly retire Kobe Bryant’s jersey in December this year, before the Golden State Warriors game. This is something that is obvious to even the most novice NBA fan. After 5 Championships, 2 NBA Finals MVP awards, NBA MVP, 18 All-star selections, 2 scoring titles, etc. etc. etc., it was a foregone conclusion that the Lakers were going to retire his number. There’s just one problem; for 10 seasons, Kobe wore #8, and for another 10 seasons, Kobe wore #24.
Any Lakers fan knows that Kobe’s highest scoring game (and the 2nd highest scoring game OF ALL TIME) happened against Jalen Rose and the Raptors. In a new commercial for Jalen’s upcoming show on ESPN, Kobe and him reunite.