Why Does Kobe wear 24?
One of the greatest players in the history of the NBA is most definitely Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Probably since Michael Jordan left the NBA a few years ago, Bryant has stepped into his shoes and took over as the most feared scorer in the league and the player that you would definitely want to have the ball in his hands with the game on the line. Since being traded to the Lakers on the day of the MBA Draft a few years ago, Bryant has won multiple scoring titles as well as NBA championships and will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest players to ever step foot on an NBA court.
A couple years ago, Bryant was in the midst of a bit of a cold streak and his team was not winning as much as they were used to. His famous #8 jersey was still being wore around the globe which symbolized that even if the team and Bryant himself were not doing as well as they were used to, his fans still supported him in everything that he was doing. Still, Bryant felt the need for a little change or a boost to his playing ways and decided to change his jersey number to 24. It could have been a little bit of superstition playing a role in his decision, but the major reason was to go back to his high school roots and the number that he wore back then.
The number change must have worked because his Lakers teams have since won two NBA titles since he decided to make that change and his play on the court has increased as well. Athletes are really superstitious in everything that they do and they sometimes even base their victories and losses on superstition itself. I know that I have done that as well in the past when I played sports. It is just something that they do to get themselves out of a funk and back into a groove.