In the days and almost 2 weeks since the tragic passing Kobe Bryant in a helicopter accident in the hills of Calabasas, California — Tattoo artists from the country have been flooded with requests of people wanting to put a tattoo of the Lakers legend somewhere on their body.
That includes LeBron James to Anthony Davis to Shareef O’Neal and now, Odell Beckham Jr.
On Saturday night, Odell Beckham Jr. posted an Instagram story of him receiving a Bryant portrait tattoo on the right side of his torso.
Odell spoke to Complex about Bryant’s legacy soon after he, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others perished in the helicopter crash.
“… His drive, his work ethic, he shows you that talent can get you as far as talent can get you, but there’s no substitute for hard work, the dedication that he had to the game. And I think that was really his legacy,” he said. “You know, broken fingers, Achilles, knee, whatever it is, he always overcame it all and he’s always going to find a way to win. And he’s going to impose his will on opponents early in the game and with the very last shot of the game. So just that mentality that he had was always to kill, and that’s something that I definitely have in me, and now even more so with what was going on. So definitely inspired even more to do some great things like he did, and the legacy that he left is something that we all can be appreciative of.”