LeBron James unveils ‘Mamba 4 Life’ tattoo honoring Kobe Bryant

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James will forever carry a piece of Kobe Bryant’s spirit with him wherever he goes after memorializing his late friend with a stunning “Mamba 4 Life” tattoo.

James revealed his new tattoo on social media Friday evening before his Los Angeles Lakers host the Portland Trail Blazers in their first game since last Sunday’s tragic helicopter crash that killed Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others.

Hours ahead of Friday night’s Lakers game, fans were already at Staples Center for a memorial service to honor Bryant and his daughter.

It’s going to be an emotional night for everyone involved. The entire organization is reeling, and James shared earlier this week how devastating the losses of Bryant and his daughter are for him personally.