NBA
February 18, 2021
BY Isaiah Freedman

LeBron James Honors Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle in Custom Painting

In an Instagram post Wednesday, LeBron James unveiled a painting honoring Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and rapper Nipsey Hussle. 

The custom artwork portrays the two fallen Los Angeles legends facing each other with golden leaves around their head. 

Bryant and Hussle were both longtime pillars for the Los Angeles community. Their successes in the musical and sports industries over the years, as well as their willingness to give back to the community, forever entrenched them as LA icons.

Hussle, a Grammy-Award-winning artist, was tragically shot dead in front of his Marathon Clothing Store in 2019.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and Oscar winner, passed away in a helicopter crash on the way to a youth basketball game with his daughter Gianna, along with several teammates and parents, in 2020.

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