February 23rd, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James showed off custom artwork Wednesday night featuring both Bryant and rapper Nipsey Hussle that he had commissioned for his home.
The artwork features profile shots of Bryant and Hussle watching one another . Both men are wearing crowns of gold leaves. James posted an image of himself standing next to the artwork, saying Bryant and Hussle were, “Wit me every single day when walking my hallways.”
James thanked Lindsay Dawn Studios for creating the piece and the studio thanked James in return on Instagram for his “continued support.”
LeBron James also has tattoo in honor of Kobe Bryant. It’s not the primary time James has paid tribute to Bryant — who died during a helicopter crash in 2020. Days after that crash, James revealed a tattoo that reads “Mamba 4 life.” The tattoo features a Black Mamba and both of Bryant’s jersey numbers. Bryant was nicknamed “Black Mamba.”
James has also paid tribute to Hussle — who was shot and killed in 2019 — in the past. On Hussle’s birthday, James honored Hussle by listening to his music “all day long.”