Rui Hachimura told us on a @SpectrumSN
interview (coming up on the pregame show) that he chose No. 8 in part due to being a Kobe fan growing up, and also because part of his name means 8 in Japanese.
With Kobe’s No. 8 retired, Hachimura will wear 28 as a Laker. – 8:52 PM