Los Angeles Clippers’ Moe Harkless, Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris and New Orleans Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor are giving up their No. 8 jerseys to honor Kobe Bryant.
These three players are the latest to switch their jersey numbers, joining Quinn Cook, Spencer Dinwiddie and Terrence Ross.
Cook didn’t wear No. 8, but he wanted to change his No. 2 jersey, as Gianna Bryant wore it.
“No. 2 is Gianna’s number. I feel it should be retired. It’s hers,” Cook told Shams Charania.
Harkless will reportedly switch to No. 11.
Morris will reportedly switch to No. 88.
Okafor has not officially changed his No. 8 jersey, as he isn’t sure what number he will wear.
After the Pelicans’ victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 28, Okafor said he will consult with family and teammates before picking a new jersey number.
Okafor wore No. 15 at Duke, but that number is taken by Frank Jackson.
Okafor also wore No. 4 when he played for the Brooklyn Nets, but that number is taken by JJ Redick.
*Okafor ultimately decided that he will wear No. 9.