Rapper The Game Honours Kobe Bryant With New Face Tattoo
The Game has honoured Kobe Bryant with a new face tattoo of the number '8' which is positioned sideways to mimic the infinity symbol.
The 40-year-old rapper shared pictures of himself getting the inking, which is a tribute to the late basketball player who passed away in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.
The tat, positioned above The Game's left eyebrow, is in the LA Lakers' jersey font and Kobe's autograph surrounds the number '8'. He captioned the post: '♾ F O R E V E R'.
The Game isn't the first person to get a permanent tribute to the sportsman, after LeBron James revealed a thigh inking at the end of January.
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The LA Lakers player now has a Black Mamba tattoo in reference to Bryant, who was known as Mamba by fans and friends around the world.
James, who overtook Bryant as the third highest points scorer in NBA history just the day before his death, also penned a tribute to his friend.
Writing on Instagram, the 35-year-old said: "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!! Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I'll continue your legacy man!"
He continued: "You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation and it's my responsibility to put this s*** on my back and keep it going!! Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me!
"I got US here! There's so much more I want to say but just can't right now because I can't get through it! Until we meet again my brother!!"
Kobe Bryant, 41, tragically died in a the crash along with his daughter and seven other passengers who included: basketball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri, their daughter Alyssa, Payton Chester and her mother Sarah, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan.
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