The skin-deep tributes for Kobe Bryant keep coming.
Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, tweeted a photo on Tuesday showing the early stages of tattoos inked on his lower right leg in honor of the Lakers legend and his daughter Gianna.
Bryant and his daughter were among nine people to die in a tragic helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
The tattoos depict a No. 2 Mamba Academy jersey for Gianna and the numbers 24 and 8, both worn by Bryant during his 20-year NBA career.
Bryant was close to his former Hall of Fame teammate’s son — his last known communication was a Twitter message to Shareef just hours prior to the fatal crash.
“You good fam?” Bryant wrote to Shareef, a college basketball player who recently announced he will transfer from UCLA and is considering his father’s alma mater, LSU.
O’Neal has been vocal about his grief on social media since Bryant’s untimely passing. He has shared various stories of Bryant’s tutelage and generosity, which included gifting O’Neal his 2009 NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player award.
The 20-year-old told TMZ on Tuesday he plans to honor the five-time NBA champion every time he steps on the court.
“I just plan on playing for him every time I play. I’m going to just do it for him, do it for the family, do it for the people that lost their lives,” he said.
“It’s always gonna be in my mind. It’s a crazy, crazy feeling to think about it, but its always gonna be in my mind.”
O’Neal’s ink is not the first tattoo tribute for Bryant in the basketball world. Lakers teammates LeBron James and Anthony Davis both got tattoos in honor of Bryant.