Lamar Odom will now have Kobe and Gigi Bryant with him everywhere he goes — the ex-Lakers star was just gifted an incredible piece honoring the late NBA legend and his daughter on the second anniversary of their tragic helicopter accident.
TMZ Sports has learned … LO — who played alongside Kobe from 2004-2011 and remained close friends with the Hall of Famer in retirement — received the special tribute to the Mamba and Mambacita from his manager, Tonita B.
The finished product is a diamond chain and pendant featuring Kobe kissing Gigi on the head … which was based off a famous picture of the two sitting courtside at a Laker game in 2019.
We’re told the chain — designed by Scoobie Da Jeweler — is made of 25 carats of VS diamonds … and the whole finished product is worth around $17,000.
The back of the piece features a special quote from Kobe … which reads, “Rest at the end, not in the middle.”
We’re told this all came to be when Tonita decided to do something unique for Lamar to commemorate their new Savvy Talent Management Group partnership … and given his admiration for Bryant and his family, she chose a Mamba-related keepsake.
Odom has previously spoken about the impact Kobe left on his life after the fatal accident on Jan. 26, 2020 … saying he not only helped him on the court, but was by his side during his darkest times.
Odom posted about his new gift on social media minutes ago … saying, “To understand that Kobe meant the world to me and have this made as a constant reminder for me to keep going has me at loss for words. 💜”
RIP Mamba and Mambacita.