The tattoo incorporated Bryant's famous expression "Mamba Mentality" and its logo alongside a picture of Bryant shooting a basketball and Bryant's Lakers shirt quantities of 8 and 24. Shareef additionally incorporated a tribute to Bryant's 13-year-old little girl Gianna, who was executed in the helicopter crash alongside her dad, inking her Mamba Sports Academy shirt with her number, 2, over the picture of Bryant.
Shareef is at present in school and played basketball for the UCLA Bruins before as of late declaring that he would leave the group. After Bryant's passing on Jan. 26, Shareef shared a photograph of the pair's last connection, which saw Bryant ask him, "You great fam?" in reference to Shareef's forthcoming choice.
"No doubt! Simply been getting this work in attempting to make sense of my best course of action… How you been?" Shareef reacted.
"This first picture were messages from THIS MORNING!!!" the 20-year-old subtitled the messages. "I wish I didn't stay in bed so I could've conversed with you .. I can't think straight at the present time.. I'm happy we found a workable pace the years .. in addition to the fact that you were a distant uncle you were a mentor and a guide to me too .. I love you man..thank you for all that you've done .. for this city , for the ball world , and for me ... I won't let you down .. you generally relied on me and lifted me up. Love you unc."
In a subsequent post, Shareef shared past messages between the two after Shareef's open heart medical procedure in 2018.
"I’m crying while reading these messages over ... even when I was at my worst you checked in on me so often," he wrote. "I really appreciate you for that because I needed that so much.... i was so defeated sittin in that hospital everyday and I thought my basketball life was over .. you brought a smile to my face .. thank you . Love you."