Soccer Great Neymar Jr. Shows Phrase of Kobe Bryant Tattooed on His Leg

Published 04/07/2021, 10:27 AM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) takes a breather against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the Lakers’ 103-88 game 1 first round NBA playoff game win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29, 2012. AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post (Photo By AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Ever since Kobe Bryant passed away last year, his memories have continued to live on. Family members, colleagues, and fans grieved together after an unfortunate helicopter crash took away the greatest basketball player, inspiration, and Lakers legend.

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The tragedy struck even harder as his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others in the helicopter didn’t survive the crash either. In fact, it is news nobody can fathom to date. However, people have found a way to celebrate his legacy instead of mourning his death. And this is not just limited to NBA players, but other athletes as well, including football star Neymar Jr.

Everybody knows that Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar Jr. is a tattoo fanatic. He is known for his intriguing choices, including the likes of superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Goku. However, last year in December, Neymar got something to remember Kobe by. The quote that he got etched on his right thigh was one of Kobe’s most famous quotes.

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In a bold and huge font, the tattoo reads, “People don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.” It was probably something that the star footballer relates to as well. And once again, he took to Instagram to flaunt what was a tribute to Bryant.

The ultimate tribute to Kobe Bryant: Inducted into the Hall of Fame

After Kobe’s passing, his wife Vanessa Bryant has been very active in keeping his memory alive. Not only did she ensure his fans received Kobe’s sneakers during the pandemic, but she also came out with special memorabilia ahead of the Hall of Fame ceremony.

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The Lakers‘ legend will get inducted into the Hall of Fame in May. Along with him, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan will also be given the honor. Kobe’s career speaks volumes about why he deserves this. In fact, it is possible that Kobe and his family will also be a part of the ceremony.

Kobe Bryant, USA, with his Gold Medal during the Men’s Basketball Final between USA and Spain at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic games. London, UK. 12th August 2012. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

What better way is there to keep his legacy alive? From becoming the face of the league to impacting people all over the world, he has done it all. All his accolades aren’t enough to describe the person he was and will be remembered by.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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