The Black Mamba tattoo is a tribute to the departed NBA legend.
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were really good friends and they complimented each other perfectly. In fact, some of the first images that appeared after Kobe's death were of LeBron crying at the loss of a friend and a legend. And recently, it appears that James has decided to pay his friend the ultimate tribute by getting a tattoo in his honor to remember him by.
As reported by Complex, Anthony David and LeBron James had visited a tattoo parlor and he posted images on his Instagram live that showed LeBron getting a tattoo that appeared like the Black Mamba, a nickname by which Kobe was known among his friends, family, and fans.
Looks like LeBron James is getting a Kobe tattoo🐍 pic.twitter.com/eKI0CtAne9— Lakers Empire (@LakersEmpire) January 30, 2020
LeBron has not officially unveiled his tattoo but the images that were circulating on social media did reveal the Black Mamba figure on his thighs.
Apart from LeBron, Shaq has also decided to donate the proceedings from his Friday Night Fun House to Kobe and Vanessa Foundation as a tribute to the memory of a great friend. He posted his message on Twitter that read: "Been going back and forth the past couple of days on if I should even have my event in Miami this weekend. Part of me wanted to stay to myself as I reflect what my brother and his family mean to me and my family.”
He added: “Kobe would want us to push through and celebrate life. So lets do just that. I’ll be dedicating and donating all my proceeds from Friday nights Fun House to all the families who lost loved ones and to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation,” he continued. “Together we will celebrate all those who lost their lives in Sundays tragedy. Rip to my brother, my friend and my homie. The Black Mama. Until we meet again.”