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Mark Cuban And The Dallas Mavericks Retire Number 24 In Honor Of Kobe Bryant

(via USA Today)

(via USA Today)

In wake of the devastating death of Kobe Bryant, Marc Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks have vowed to never again allow the #24 to be worn by their players.

In a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the number is being put to rest in honor of Kobe Bryant.

In a truly dark day, many teams, players, and fans are expressing their sadness and condolences to the tragedy.

Though the Mavericks are the first team to retire the number, expect it to become a trend followed by other teams and organizations around the league.

While the full details of the crash have yet to be revealed, we know Kobe, his daughter "GiGi," and college baseball coach John Altobelli were part of the fatal crash.

There has already been an outpouring of support from around the world and online as folks mourn the death of the basketball legend. Cuban and the Mavs are doing their part of honoring his legacy by immortalizing his famous number. No doubt, the NBA and other teams around the association will follow suit.