Dallas Mavericks to Retire No. 24 in Honor of Kobe Bryant

The NBA continued to stand in solidarity after Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash that also killed his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced Sunday that no player will don No. 24 again for the franchise in tribute to Bryant.

“Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball,” Cuban told reporters Sunday. “And our organization has decided that the number 24 will never again be worn by a Dallas Maverick.”

Bryant wore No. 24 over the second half of his career, after switching from No. 8. No one currently on the Mavericks wears No. 24.

Authorities believe that nine people were killed in the crash in Calabasas, Calif,. which is still being investigated. There were no survivors.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Mollie Walker