The Black Mambo retired from basketball and is living it up with his family. But even though he retired, his jersey hasn't been, until now. TMZ Sports report his former team, the Lakers, didn't officially acknowledge it, but they sent letters to Lakers season ticket holders advising them to hold on to their tickets for Dec. 18 game for a "special event." By the way, Kobe will be the first Lakers player to have both jersey numbers to be retired, #8 and #24. Plus the Lakers will go up against the Golden State Warriors that night.