- Lebron James has unveiled a new tattoo in honour of Kobe Bryant
- LeBron pulled short during LA Lakers training to show his new tattoo of Black Mamba engraved on his thigh
- His gesture trails million of tributes across the world in honour on the legendary late basketball star
Lebron James has unveiled a new tattoo in honour of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, with the gesture coming in amid tributes for the late basketball star who tragically passed away.
Bryant died aged 41 in an unfortunate helicopter crash in Calabasas California on Sunday night, January 26.
The NBA legend and business mogul died with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people aboard.
Bryant was on his way to a basketball match when the incident happened, and his death has since plunged the sports world into a spree of mourning.
Kobe leaves behind his window Vanessa and his three daughters including Bianca and Natalia and assets worth over $2 billion.
Petitions are now ongoing calling on NBA body to make 'Mamba' the new face of their logo, with over 18,000 signatures already gathered since the news of his tragic passing broke.
And amid teeming tributes, LeBron pulled his grey short during LA Lakers training to show his new tattoo of Black Mamba boldly engraved on his thigh.
James was left utterly devastated and emotionally heartbroken after being told about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, with new footage showing the LA Lakers completely down in a sad mood.
He was on board in official LA Lakers plane which was travelling back home after club's defeat to Philadelphia 76ers when he got the shocking news with his teammates.
The footage of him alighting from the plane showed the 35-year LA Lakers star reduced to tears as he shared powerful embraces with close sympathisers.
Bryant's tragic death came less than 24 hours after James moved ahead of him in the all-time NBA scoring charts.
James moved one point above the late NBA star with 33,655 points, and Bryant was quick to congratulate the LA Lakers star in what appeared to be his last post on Twitter and Instagram.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a man honoured Kobe's memory by drawing a giant tattoo of the legendary basketball player's Lakers jersey covering his upper body.
The picture of a man that honoured Kobe's memory emerged and was posted by Jordan Thrilla.
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