Published 10:27 p.m. ET Jan. 30, 2020
The next time LeBron James and Anthony Davis take the court for the Los Angeles Lakers, they'll be carrying permanent tributes to Kobe Bryant.
Following the news of Bryant's death in a helicopter crash on Sunday, the Lakers had their game Tuesday night against the Clippers postponed by the league. LeBron and Davis — both of whom had close relationships with Bryant — were hit especially hard by the Lakers great's tragic death and the loss of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
On Wednesday, LeBron and Davis took another step to honor Kobe's memory with both of them getting Bryant tattoos on their legs by the same artist, Vanessa Aurelia.
LeBron shared the commemorative tattoo on his Instagram Story, which appeared to be of a snake — for the Black Mamba — with the No. 24.
Davis also posted a clip of his tattoo's progress to his Instagram story.
Earlier this week, both LeBron and Davis posted their reflections on the tragic crash to social media. LeBron had passed Kobe for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list the night before the crash and spoke with Kobe on Saturday.
The Lakers will take the floor for the first time since Bryant's death on Friday as they host the Portland Trail Blazers.
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