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Kobe Bryant already has at least one proper Christmas gift lined up. Early word is that the Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the future NBA Hall of Famer’s jersey just before they play the Golden State Warriors on December 18.

Reports TMZ:

The Lakers aren’t officially acknowledging it — but the team sent a letter to Lakers season ticket holders advising them to “hold on to your tickets for the game on Dec. 18” for a “special event.”

We’ve made some calls and everyone’s saying the same thing … it’s Kobe’s big night. 

The big question … which number will go up in Staples Center — #8 or #24 … or both? (Our money’s on both). 

The resell prices on those tickets are going to be astronomical.

Also worth noting, there’s a good chance Lakers rooking point guard Lonzo Ball is going to get cooked that night. Just saying.