Kobe's jersey number rumors
Changing his number from No. 8 to No. 24 will make his break with adidas a bit more clean, as the shoe does have a big No. 8 near the toe. If true, the whole thing might have backfired because adidas bought Reebok, which made the NBA jerseys, and now adidas is making the jerseys. So if Kobe sells more jerseys because of the switch, it will go into the coffers of adidas as well. Bryant's agent, Rob Pelinka, did not return calls seeking comment.
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