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Rapper The Game paid tribute to late LA Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, by getting his jersey number tatted over his eye.

The tattoo features a sideways black number eight, connected inside Bryant's autograph. Both form a more significant infinity symbol above Game's left eyebrow.

"I’m heartbroken..... hurt," the west coast rapper wrote after news broke of Bryant's death.

"This is truly a sad day for Los Angeles, the game of basketball & the entire world. My heart is with Vanessa, those beautiful baby girls & the immediate family. Kobe, man..... thank you for everything over the years, especially the advice, short talks with my boys & all that you’ve contributed. I love you brother, you & GiGi rest well together #MambaMentalityForever 🐐

Bryant is the second high profile friend the rapper has lost over the past year. He also lost close friend, Nipsey Hussle, who he regularly pays tribute to on his social media and in his music.