LeBron James and Anthony Davis will forever carry Kobe Bryant's memory with them.
On Wednesday (January 30), LeBron shared a short video to his Instagram story of him in the process of getting what appeared to be a tribute tattoo, by artist Vanessa Aurelia, to his late friend and mentor Kobe, who died on Sunday (January 26) in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of his 13-year-old daughter,Gianna(Gigi), and seven more victims. While the Los Angeles Laker has yet to unveil the tat in full, photogs caught a glimpse of the artwork, which appears to say "Mamba 4 Life" above a depiction of a black mamba —Kobe's nickname — during a team workout on Thursday morning (January 30), TMZ reports.
Anthony also shared a video of himself getting a similar tattoo from LeBron's tattoo artist. Like his teammate, Anthony has yet to reveal his tattoo in its completion.
According to TMZ, LeBron is planning to do a big reveal of his mamba-inspired tat on Instagram soon, "most likely before he takes the court on Friday (January 31) when the Lakers take on the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center." The home game marks the first time the Lakers have taken to the court since news of Kobe's tragic crash.