The news of Kobe Bryant’s death has put the NBA in a bit of a haze, with touching tributes and changed All-Star rules.
But now, after the league decided to cancel the Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers game a few days ago, the Lakers are finally getting back to it as the team is hosting the Portland Trailblazers tonight. But as the team was practicing in recent days, it looks like LeBron James got some new ink in honor of the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant. Bron later revealed on Instagram that he hit up California-based tattoo artist Vanessa Aurelia for some new ink on his left thigh, by posting a video.
Though it’s tough to see, the fresh ink appears to be a Black Mamba with a crown on it with text under it that reads “Mamba 4 Life.” The snake is, of course, Bryant’s logo and the crown is synonymous with King James’ brand.
James still hasn’t made a public statement to the media, other than the heartfelt message he recently posted on Instagram saying, “I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have. WTF!! I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!!”
Bryant’s death has come amid an exciting time for the Lakers, who have missed a franchise-record six playoffs in the row. But now, with LeBron at the helm and Anthony Davis playing some of his best basketball in years, the duo look to take the Lakers back to their glorious heights that Kobe was once responsible for.
#KobeRip: 'NBA 2K20' Players Are Honoring Kobe Bryant After His Tragic Passing
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my first game of @NBA2K since kobe passed and we both took 24 second violations... it may just be in a video game, but this just shows how much he meant to everyone 💔 #RIPKobe pic.twitter.com/zk0pvampOm— KILLZAMOI (@KILLZAMOI) January 27, 2020
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RIP to a Legend. Thank you for your many contributions on and off the court. You are greatly missed pic.twitter.com/XesYS63Uhp— NBA 2K (@NBA2K) January 26, 2020
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I cant stop watching this 😢😔🥺 pic.twitter.com/yg4xxxJ6qm— Forever🧪Xans • 🙏🏽 • DM Noti4Noti (@ImJefeHolmes) January 26, 2020
Mamba Mentality: LeBron James Gets New Tattoo In Honor Of Kobe Bryant was originally published on cassiuslife.com