Lakers’ LeBron James, Anthony Davis explain their Kobe Bryant tattoos
LeBron and AD spoke to Brett Dawson of The Athletic about their Kobe art:
“All my tats are something special,” Davis says. “I don’t have any meaningless tats, so knowing how much Kobe meant to me, I felt like for me, the impact that he had on my life and my basketball career, I felt like it was only right for me to get a tattoo to remember him.”
James’ tattoo also features a coiled snake, wrapping around flowers and the numbers 24 and 8, the two jersey numbers Bryant wore during his Lakers career.
“Every time I look at my tattoos, it puts me back in the perspective of time, or the inspiration behind it,” James says. “So that’s all part of the journey.”
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@kingjames thank you for letting me Do this piece for you!! From the bottom of my heart it was an honor and you’re the dopest to work with! Making my job easy’!! 👑🏀#mambamentality #mamba4life #lakers #RIP @kobebryant you are missed loved and cherished through many. Photos by @jngvizuals ❤️
The passing of Bryant is going to take a long time to get over. Lakers players were very emotional against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center during their tribute to Kobe.
The Lakers have the best record in the West. However, nothing would make this season more special than to see LeBron and AD lead the Lakers to the Larry O’Brien Trophy come June. Both players were close with Bryant, and his passing will undoubtedly motivate them as they try to win it all this year.
The Lakers retired Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys last year. The late basketball icon is set to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of an incredible class later this year.