DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - In the wake of the tragic passing of former Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the Dallas Mavericks announced their intentions to retire the number 24 on Sunday.
In a statement from team owner Mark Cuban, he expressed his deep sympathies to the Bryant family and revealed his intentions to immortalize Bryant's legacy.
Bryant's helicopter crashed early Sunday morning en route to his daughter's basketball practice at Mamba Academy. There were a total of nine people on board at the time of the crash. None survived.
Bryant was 41 years old. His daughter Gianna was just 13.