This is perhaps some of Snoop's best ink... yet?
Snoop Dogg has got himself some new ink...
via: GettyBut this time, it has the most sentimental of meanings.
The rapper has not only commemorated the Los Angeles Lakers...
via: GettyBut he has also paid a beautiful tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.
Fans are seriously impressed...
Now, for those of you that aren't aware, Kobe Bryant was a legend.
via: GettyAfter he left high school, he entered the NBA directly and went onto win 5 championships.
He was one of the world's best shooting guards.
via: GettyKobe Bryant made history on many occasions. His twenty-year career in the NBA saw him become the all-time leading scorer in Lakers history in 2010. At thirty-four years old, he also became the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points. What an achievement.
However, in 2016, he retired...
via: GettyAfter a string of injuries began taking their toll on his body, he decided it would be best to leave the game, though that didn't stop him from coaching and doing extra work on the side in order to aid the NBA.
But in January of this year, the world's heart was broken.
via: GettyKobe Bryant was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan 26. The NBA star's private helicopter crashed in Calabasas at around 9:45 am local time, TMZ sports confirmed.
Kobe was known for opting to use a helicopter for travel...
via: GettyBut tragically, his private helicopter went down and a "fire broke out," TMZ reported.
During a press conference, it was confirmed there were no survivors...
Bryant's daughter, Gianna, was also on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.
via: GettyTMZ Sports reported that Gianna, aged thirteen, tragically died in the crash alongside her dad. It was thought that the father and daughter were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice, nearby Thousand Oaks.
It was utterly devastating news.
The tragedy claimed the lives of 7 others...
via: TwitterAll 9 of the passengers on board were confirmed to have died in the tragic crash.
Tributes quickly came flooding in, with Barack Obama reiterating that Kobe was a "legend."
The two had a strong friendship as Kobe was an active Obama supporter and they both shared similar views on social issues.
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To… https://t.co/YlRRr9ng7Q— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1580075776.0
In a slightly less empathetic way, Donald Trump also tweeted this...Melania also sent her condolences.
And Whoopi Goldberg also emphasized how much of a hero he was...
She wrote: "RIP Kobe, hero to many including my grandson, extraordinary athlete and always kind to me & my family. My deepest condolences to his family."
RIP Kobe, hero to many including my grandson, extraordinary athlete and always kind to me & my family. My deepest condolences to his family— Whoopi Goldberg (@Whoopi Goldberg)1580070506.0
Viola Davis was also amongst those who paid tribute to Kobe...
Kobe's family had just been hit with the worst news they could possibly have. No goodbyes. No final words. Devastating.
My heart goes out to Vanessa. Completely devastating. I know how much he LOVED his family and children! Just devast… https://t.co/DFCoMQBN0I— Viola Davis (@Viola Davis)1580080611.0
A host of other sports personalities continued to send their condolences to the family...
Megan Rapinoe, a professional soccer player for the United States team tweeted about him.
Heart going out to the Bryant family right now. ❤️. RIP @kobebryant— Megan Rapinoe (@Megan Rapinoe)1580069569.0
And Usain Bolt too...
He attached a photograph of him and Kobe right before one of his races.
Still can’t believe @kobebryant 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 https://t.co/swscrtnFAx— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@Usain St. Leo Bolt)1580069894.0
And as for Kobe's wife, Vanessa?
via: GettyWell, there's absolutely no denying how broken she was to have lost both her husband and her daughter.
It has been 9 months since the tragedy...
via: GettyAnd even though Kobe, GiGi, and all the other passengers have now been laid to rest... it doesn't get any easier.
The memorial service held for Kobe and GiGi at the Staples Center in February broke hearts all the world...
via: GettyAnd still, to this very day, Kobe's legacy continues to be remembered and spoken about... especially amongst Los Angeles Lakers fans.
And that brings us back to today's story.
via: GettyRapper Snoop Dogg is known for being a huge Lakers fan and he has been very vocal about Kobe's death since the tragic accident.
Snoop has always commemorated Kobe through social media...
The rapper wanted to also commemorate the Lakers' 17th NBA title...
It's a very impressive piece, we must say!
via: InstagramAnd people are impressed as hell.