Snoop Dogg is paying tribute to a fellow West Coast legend.
After the Lakers beat the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA finals Sunday night, the Long Beach, California-born rapper, 48, debuted a new inner forearm tattoo to commemorate the late Kobe Bryant and celebrate Los Angeles’ 17th national title.
Snoop, a longtime Lakers fan, showed off the fresh ink in an Instagram video early Tuesday morning. It features Bryant’s initials, the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, the Lakers team logo and the gates of Heaven.
“As you see, tat is done. KB on the bottom. Kobe Bryant,” the rapper explains in the clip. “Larry O’Brien championship trophy with the Lakers going through the ball. Gates of Heaven up top, and it don’t stop. Laker Nation. Thank y’all Lakers."
“We the West and we the best,” he says, before the camera pans to a purple and yellow Lakers letterman jacket.
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