Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn't sure who would win a game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24.
The Lakers couldn't choose, either. So they honoured both eras of Kobe's incredible career.
The Lakers decided to retire both jersey numbers worn by Bryant, the leading scorer in franchise history. Bryant attended the Lakers' game against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night for a halftime ceremony.
Bryant switched jersey numbers halfway through his career, neatly dividing the eras of his 20 years with the Lakers. The No. 8 Bryant won three NBA titles, and the No. 24 Bryant won two more before retiring in 2016.