On Tuesday, the three time NBA champ posted a photo of himself wearing a blue custom-made Nipsey Hussle jersey, which has the late rapper’s Crenshaw logo on it. It also bears the No. 23 that James wore for much of his career.
The Ohio native also stated that he’d continue to represent Hussle’s name and mission on a global scale. Plus, he tagged Hussle’s girlfriend Lauren London in the post.
“I know you smiling down back at me my G! The Marathon will Always Continue all around the world with me! #TMC💙🏁@[email protected] 🙏🏾 No 🧢,” wrote James in the caption.
Plenty of people said they wanted to know where they could get the jersey, even those who admitted they weren’t fans of James’ team the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Need that jersey asap 💪🏾 @kingjames,” someone wrote.
“That jersey is a must cop 🔥,” another person followed.
“Not a LAKERS FAN at all, but if these drop it’s a MUST COP🙌🏼🏁,” a third person stated.
There were also some folks who wondered if the Lakers would be wearing the Crenshaw jerseys in games next season. And if they didn’t plan to do it for multiple games, they should at least do it for a Nipsey Hussle tribute day.
“Is this a sign that these are official jerseys?????” someone asked.
“Lakers need that jersey this year it’s only right 🔥,” one of James’ followers wrote.
“@lakers should bust these jerseys out for tribute day,” wrote another.
In April, just days after the “Victory Lap” rapper was killed, James talked about what his murder meant to him and others.
“It’s so unfortunate when you look at a guy who believed in what he believed in, talked about how he wanted to give back to his own community, actually gave back to his community and actually stayed in his community,” James told CBS Los Angeles.
“To see his life taken away from him in his community by someone that comes from his community, it’s one of the most unfortunate events that has happened in American history.”