Many famous people and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with Black Mamba or Lakers -inspired tattoos, and The Game has decided to take his own a step further.
The famous MC from California took to social media, where he debuted his homage to the late basketball star with an impressive face tattoo.
The Game’s latest ink features a large sideways black number eight along with Kobe’s autograph with an infinity symbol.
Kobe and his daughter, Gianna’s lives, will be celebrated with a public memorial at Staples Center on February 24.
The Game also penned an emotional message after the sad news broke where he said: “I’m heartbroken….. hurt. This is truly a sad day for Los Angeles, the game of basketball & the entire world. My heart is with Vanessa, those beautiful baby girls & the immediate family. Kobe, man….. thank you for everything over the years, especially the advice, short talks with my boys & all that you’ve contributed. I love you brother, you & GiGi rest well together #MambaMentalityForever. 🐐”
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I’m heartbroken….. hurt. This is truly a sad day for Los Angeles, the game of basketball & the entire world. My heart is with Vanessa, those beautiful baby girls & the immediate family. Kobe, man….. thank you for everything over the years, especially the advice, short talks with my boys & all that you’ve contributed. I love you brother, you & GiGi rest well together #MambaMentalityForever 🐐
A fan reached out saying: “This is so hard to believe so unbelievable it really makes you take a look at your life and the people that matter to you the most my condolences go out to the family he touched so many people and so many ways.”
Another commenter stated: “Mamba mentality is worldwide! Only a heartless person could not feel the pain of the loss of Kobe and his baby girl Gigi, and it really feels so unfair that their lives were taken away in such a tragic in itself. 💛💜💔💔”
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The #Born2Rap tour is only six shows in & is proving to be one of the best tours of my career. The fans who’ve now become forever family & a key element to everything I’ve grown to be since 2004 as well as the energy you’ve given me is truly what keeps me going. I’m forever grateful & as I leave London, just know…… Cardiff & the rest of the cities on this tour have big shoes to fill. Let’s gooooooooo !!!!!! 🎥 @ncf_co
This backer explained: “It is heartbreaking to us all ❤️💯 the things about Nipsey and Kobe; they left an amazing impact and legacy in this world. Rest in paradise 💜💜💜💜”
This person claimed: “I’m from the UK, and I don’t follow basketball, but I was very somber when I heard the news. You can’t help but feel for the families on that helicopter. It’s very saddening to think about. The whole world is thinking about them. The Kobe jersey was the first and only jersey I bought as a kid. 🙏🏾”
A fifth follower shared: “He was definitely loved around the world his smile what he brought to the game of basketball he was an awesome individual, and we just have to remember the good times everything that he shared with us while he was alive that smile that would brighten up the room when he came in remember those moments that you shared with him awesome individual and now he’s gonna look down on you on 💕all of us.💜”
The Game always goes the extra mile.