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Super fan tattoos Kobe Bryant's head on his leg

Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:53 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2011 12:01 am
Posted by Ben Golliverkobe-bryant-leg tattoo

Last week, we pointed you to the curious case of Nathan Blackhall, a LeBron James super fan who tattooed the All-Star Heat forward's face on his leg, giant headband and all.

Just when we thought James had the "NBA player with an obsessed fan who went way too far with the body art" crown wrapped up, an excellent and familiar challenger emerged: Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

Bryant has been around longer, won five more rings, played in a larger market and established a global popularity that makes him the gold standard for James to match, along with Michael Jordan, of course.

So it comes as no surprise that a member of Bryant's large legion of devoted followers crammed a giant portrait of Bryant on his lower leg, an image even more detailed and rich than the James monstrosity.

Just take a look to the right. Bryant is pictured in a thoughtful pose, chin resting on his hand as if he's deep in thought and eyes looking out to the distance.  

Unfortunately the fan has yet to be publicly identified. Well, maybe that is fortunate, given the endless mocking that always results from this painted tributes.

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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:14 pm

Super fan tattoos Kobe Bryant's head on his leg

That's a HUGE tat and it's gonne be there forever!  WOW.  That's a commitment.  Oh, and am I the only one that thinks the tat looks like a cross between Martin Luther King Jr., Eddie Murphy, and Kobe?

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:44 am

Super fan tattoos Kobe Bryant's head on his leg

Quite obvious the leg is of a fat boy that wishes he could just play basketball one time in his life and get up and down the court more than twice!  With that shaved hair on his leg that looks more like Dennis Johnson with the freckles.  Pretty pathetic, Kobe you better be looking over your shoulder for this obsessed fan.

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 5:32 am

Super fan tattoos Kobe Bryant's head on his leg

My only critique is that the tattoo appears to have the Mr Bean lazy eye thing going on.

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