Taking to Instagram with the hashtag #LongLiveNip, the NBA’er  showed the world that he got a tattoo of Nipsey’s face on himself.

The tattoo is pretty detailed, and captures Nipsey’s face perfectly.

Fans in the comments praised Smith for his touching tribute and even said it’s his first great tattoo. 


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Smith is one of many NBA guys to pay tribute to Nipsey. 

Russell Westbrook scored 20-20-20 in a triple-double, becoming the first player to do it since Wilt Chamberlain back in 1968. Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors have offered some touching tributes as well.

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