Drake's 'Farewell Mamba' jacket comes from a familiar source

Before Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, rapper and all-around Toronto ambassador Drake unveiled a custom leather jacket to commemorate Kobe Bryant's 18th and final appearance in the midseason showcase.

Take a look:

Thank you Jeff Hamilton. JH x JUMPMAN x OVO

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The caption thanks Jeff Hamilton, and whether you know it or not, you're likely familiar with his work. Hamilton is the brain behind some of the most iconic celebration attire in NBA history, from Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant.

According to his website, Hamilton considers his crowning achievement to be designing and providing the apparel worn by the NBA's 50 greatest players in 1997.

More central to Sunday's prevailing Mamba theme, Hamilton also designed the now-legendary leather jackets the Lakers wore to celebrate each of the three championships Kobe and Shaquille O'Neal won together.

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After Drake posted the photo above, Hamilton reposted it, thanking Drake for the opportunity. From the buzz the "Farewell Mamba" jacket has already created, Hamilton did his job.