Kobe Bryant was a huge inspiration for anyone who ventured into basketball -- and for the Lakers, his impact is even more powerful. Therefore, Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis found a beautiful way to honor the 41-year-old who lost his life in a helicopter crash. They both got tattoos for Kobe.
A short video shows LeBron getting a snake tattoo, which appears to be a reference to Bryant’s “Black Mamba“ nickname, along with the words, “Mamba 4 Life.”
TMZ reports, James, 35, will reveal the tattoo on Friday at Staples Center. The Lakers will be playing against the Portland Trailblazers, their first home game since Bryant’s death.
Anthony Davis reportedly also got a tattoo in honor of Kobe. See the image below from artist Vanessa Aurelia, who declined to comment to TMZ about Davis’ tattoo.
We are all excited to see the Lakers return to the court. Kobe Bryant’s spirit will definitely be in the building.
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