What Lakers basketball players have worn number 24?


Quick Answer

Adrian Branch, Gary Alcorn, Ron Boone, Butch Carter, Steve Bucknall, Lloyd Daniels, Walt Dukes, Keith Erickson, Tom Hoover, Ron Horn, Jim Jackson, George McCloud, Fred Roberts, Dick Schnittker, Shea Seals, Bobby Smith, Kermit Washington and John Wetzel have all worn the number 24 for the Los Angeles Lakers. As of 2014, the number is currently worn by starting shooting guard Kobe Bryant.

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Butch Carter is the older brother of former NFL receiver Cris Carter. Steve Bucknall wore the number during the 1989-90 season and gained some notoriety among the Laker fanbase for having a player efficiency rating of zero and being waived midseason. In the 1994-95 season it was worn by Lloyd Daniels, a troubled former top prospect who joined the team late in the season and played admirably for them for about 14 games. Kermit Washington wore the number during the 1977-78 season and became infamous for punching Rudy Tomjanovich during a game and inflicting head injuries that were nearly fatal.

Kobe Bryant wears the number 24 for the Lakers as of 2014. Given the magnitude of Bryant's career and his importance to the Lakers, the franchise is likely to retire the number in Bryant's honor when his playing career ends.

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