Spencer Dinwiddie has officially changed his number from No. 8 to No. 26, effective immediately. The NBA typically forces players to wait until the offseason to change numbers, but they granted Dinwiddie's request in this instance. 

Dinwiddie is a native of Los Angeles and has been public in expressing how much Kobe Bryant meant to him.

The decision was made to informally retire Bryant's number for the Brooklyn Nets.