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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) drives down the court against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

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TMZ Sports reported Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are planning to retire Kobe Bryant‘s jersey number on Dec. 18 prior to a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center in L.A. 

While TMZ Sports noted that the Lakers have yet to confirm, the organization said in a letter to season-ticket holders that the Dec. 18 game would feature a “special event.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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