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Roy’s Restaurant to Honor Retirement of Kobe Bryant Jerseys with $24 Misoyaki Butterfish and $8 Donation for Each Special Purchased to The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation
Leave it to Roy’s Restaurant, owned by life-long fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, to honor the legend with a specially-priced signature dish and a donation to the Black Mamba’s main philanthropy, the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation
The Lakers will retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 jersey numbers in a ceremony on Monday, December 18 at halftime of their game against the Golden State Warriors, the franchise announced this week. Bryant joins a select few of NBA greats not only to have his jersey retired, but an even more exclusive club to have two jerseys retired.
Roy’s with 17 locations in the continental United States, some within miles from Staples Center, is putting its own spin on the ceremony by slashing the price of its signature entrée Misoyaki Butterfish (Alaskan Black Cod, Baby Bok Choy and Furikake Rice) from $41 to $24 in honor of Bryant’s #24 on Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19.
In addition, Roy’s will donate $8, in recognition of Bryant’s #8 jersey, from each sale of the special on both days to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need, both domestically and globally. By providing financial resources and developing unique programs, the Foundation strives to strengthen communities through educational and cultural enrichment opportunities.
Bryant wore No. 8 from 1996 to 2006, when he switched to No. 24 for the remainder of a 20-year career spent entirely with the Lakers. He will be the 10th player honored by the Lakers with a retired number hung high on the Staples Center wall, but the first in NBA history to have two numbers retired by the same team.
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