Kobe Bryant had a decorated career with the Los Angeles Lakers winning 5 titles and plenty of individual honors with the Purple and Gold. Bryant spent 20 years defending those colors that became his life, living some huge moments in those uniforms.
Throughout his career, Kobe wore 20 different jerseys with the Lakers. During Kobe’s final season, HoopsHype collected each one of those kits the accompanied Bryant to become one of the biggest sports icons in history.
1996/97: No. 8 Home Yellow Jersey
1997/98: No. 8 Away Purple Jersey
1998/99: No. 8 Home Yellow Jersey
1999/2000: No. 8 Away Purple Jersey
2000/01: No. 8 Alternate White Jersey
2001/02: No. 8 Alternate MPLS Jersey
2002/03: No. 8 Alternate Black Jersey
2003/04: No. 8 Alternate Blue Jersey
2004/05: No. 8 Alternate Sky Blue Jersey
2005/06: No. 8 Alternate Blue Jersey
2006/07: No. 24 Home Yellow Jersey
2007/08: No. 24 Away Purple Jersey
2008/09: No. 24 Alternate White Jersey
2009/10: No. 24 Home Yellow Jersey
2010/11: No. 24 Alternate White Jersey
2011/12: No. 24 Home Yellow Jersey
2012/13: No. 24 Alternate White Jersey
2013/14: No. 24 Alternate Black Jersey
2014/15: No. 24 Long Sleeve Alternate Black Jersey
2015/16: No. 24 White Alternate Jersey
Just like we saw him evolve on the court, Kobe witnessed all the changes the league suffered, starting from the uniforms. He changed his numbers and some people think he somehow became better when he made that decision.
This is not only about jerseys; this is about Kobe and his evolution as a player and the evolution of the league during the 20 years he played in the association.