Kobe Bryant’s Sister Gets New Tattoo In His & Gianna’s Honor [PHOTO]
On Wednesday (Feb. 26th), Washington revealed her new ink on Instagram that features an all-black tattoo of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter’s jersey numbers, 2 and 24. In addition, Washington’s tat was detailed with Bryant’s iconic on-court persona of a black mamba snake in the shape of an infinity symbol.
Five days after all nine passengers involved in the helicopter crashed in late January, Washington and her sister, Shaya Tabb, released their first public statement on behalf of their family about their brother and niece’s deaths. She writes,
“On behalf of our family, we join Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka and Capri in grieving the loss of Kobe and Gianna in such a tragic accident. We are devastated by the loss of our brother, son, our niece and granddaughter, and our hearts go out to all the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday.”
“Our lives are forever changed.
Thank you for your prayers, the numerous calls, texts, emails and cards. Please visit MambaOnThree.org to support the families affected by Sunday’s tragedy and to honor Kobe and Gianna’s legacy, please visit: MambaSportsFoundation.org
#Mambacita #Mamba #Family #GirlsDad – Sharia Washington and Shaya Tabb”
Sharia Washington is now on a lengthy list of notable celebs who have paid tribute to the NBA hall-of-famer with new ink. As reported, rapper The Game recently shared how he paid his respects to Bryant with a new face tattoo.
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I can’t believe I’ve had the honour to tattoo the @losangelesconfidential The Game and a member of his crew @papitayjr Spending the last two days with you guys has been an absolute pleasure and I can’t wait for tonight’s show at the O2 Academy. Thanks to @gerrybws for making this connection possible. #silesanda #thegame #tattoo #glasgow #kobebryant #legend #blackngreytattoo #memorial #kobememorial #scotland #forever
The rapper’s latest addition to his tattoo collection features the Lakers legend’s number 8 with an infinity symbol.
In addition to Game’s tat, NFL star Odell Beckham, Jr. tatted an iconic image of Kobe Bryant as well.
As previously reported, 20,000 fans and loved ones were in attendance for Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant’s public memorial service Monday (Feb. 24). Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Rick Foxx, Magic Johnson, Lisa Leslie, and Snoop Dogg were some of the celebs in attendance and observed performances from Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera. The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Beyoncé kicked off the hour-long memorial and sang two of Kobe’s favorite songs, “XO” and “Halo.”
The widow of Bryant, Vanessa Bryant had one of the most emotional speeches during the ceremony, making her first appearance since the tragic death of her daughter and late husband.
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