LeBron James gets tattoo honoring Kobe Bryant

Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday

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January 31, 2020 - 8:41 pm
Aug 2, 2012; London, United Kingdom; United States players LeBron James (left) and Kobe Bryant react during the preliminary game against Nigeria in the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena. The United States defeated Nigeria 156-73. Mandatory Cre

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CLEVELAND, OH — LeBron James is one of the millions of people that are heartbroken and still processing Kobe Bryant's death. 

James and the Lakers return to action on Friday night against the Trail Blazers at the Staples Center. It'll be the first time the Lakers have played since the tragedy. 

James revealed a new tattoo that he got to honor Bryant, who most consider the greatest Lakers player of all-time. 

It reads "Mamba 4 Life" and has the numbers 24 and 8 to honor the basketball legend. 

❤️ My brother ♾ #Mamba4Life #RIPKobe #RIPGiGi

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The NBA community will mourn the loss of Bryant for a long time. His legacy was much bigger than basketball and the reaction his death has received not only in America, but worldwide shows the impact he had on so many people.