Snoop Dogg Paid An Emotional Tribute To Late Basketball Star Kobe Bryant

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Snoop Dogg Has Paid An Emotional Tribute To Late Basketball Star Kobe Bryant
Snoop Dogg Has Paid An Emotional Tribute To Late Basketball Star Kobe Bryant

The tribute came as part of the 2020 ESPY Awards, held virtually due to coronavirus concerns on Monday (June 22).

The two-and-a-half-minute video saw Snoop rapping over a series of images and videos showcasing the highlights of Bryant’s career.

“You beat the odds by a mile, all grit, no smile/A new golden child, yeah, let’s do it Mamba Style,” he raps, before declaring that Los Angeles belongs to Bryant. Watch the tribute below.

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in late January of this year. Bryant was traveling in his private helicopter when it went down and a fire broke out, with all five people onboard confirmed dead, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant.

Names from across the entertainment world including Drake, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Travis Barker, Flea and Cardi B paid tribute to Bryant upon news of his death.

Snoop Dogg penned his own emotional tribute to Bryant the following month while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Snoop, a famed fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant’s basketball team, said: “The younger generation of basketball players all look up to him. The younger generation rappers all look up to him.

“Even a rapper like myself – who was older than him – I looked up to him because he showed me ways on how to be a better person, a better father, a better man, you know, going from that to this. He was just a great leader and a great role model, and we going to miss him dearly.”

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