Sixers Star Danny Green Honors Lakers and Kobe Bryant With New Tattoo

Published 08/29/2021, 1:58 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA — SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 — The Lakers Kobe Bryant watches the game slip away during their 109-95 loss to the Clippers on Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


Kobe Bryant was undeniably one of the GOATs of the NBA. So, his passing took a huge toll on the minds of fans and players alike. Recently, former Laker, Danny Green took his chance to honor his time with the franchise. He also wanted to give a tribute to Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. So, he got a tattoo on his arm to send both messages at once.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game on December 14, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Green pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Steve Butcher, who is a really popular artist, worked with Green to get this tattoo done. He shared an Instagram post revealing the sharpshooter’s recent artwork.

Green got the famous ‘Hollywood’ sign in Los Angeles as the background in his tattoo. Then he has a huge Larry O’Brien trophy ahead of it with the words ‘Universal Studio’ on top, with the ‘L’ in ‘universal” replaced by the iconic Lakers logo. This signifies the merge of Hollywood along with basketball.

The tribute to Kobe Bryant and Gianna is on his tricep; he has their jersey numbers 24 and 2 in a loop.

SAN ANTONIO – MAY 7: (FILE PHOTO) Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers bites his jersey in Game two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs during the 2003 NBA Playoffs at SBC Center on May 7, 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. Bryant was released on bail by the Eagle County Sheriff’s office in Colorado July 6, 2003 after posting a $25,000 bond on a felony count of sexual assault. (Photo by: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

In addition to representing his love and respect for Bryant, his tattoo also goes to show how tough the 2020 championship really was for the Lakers.

However, Green did not continue his stay with the Lakers after their championship. He decided to move ahead and join the Philadelphia 76ers. Green is now teaming up with Joel Embiid, who came out as one of the top candidates to win MVP last season.

How has he done so far?

Where is Danny Green now?

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Green was the starting small forward for Philadelphia. He acted as the much needed perimeter threat the 76ers lacked through the previous seasons. Likewise, he shot 40% from downtown last season.

Mar 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) beats Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) to a rebound in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

However, he picked up a calf injury in their playoff battle against the Atlanta Hawks and did not return for the entire series after that. Shockingly, the Hawks beat the 76ers in 7 games in that series. Ben Simmons faced a lot of heat after his lack of shots in the crucial games.

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Moreover, the absence of Danny Green also hurt Philadelphia as it left Seth Curry as a lone shooter on the pitch. After the playoff upset, Green is set to return to Philadelphia for yet another season. With him being healthy, do you think Philadelphia can go all the way? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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