Kobe Bryant got a lot of tribute messages when he announced his retirement from the game of Basketball last year. But only few will come close to that of Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar teamed up with Snoop Dogg to celebrate the baller. Who has 18 All-Star Games under his belt, two Finals MVPs and one for the 2008 NBA season and left his mark on the culture and all kids and tribes across the world.
“How do empires last when there’s no longer an emperor?” Kendrick Lamar asks in his tribute video titled, Fade to Black.
In the 2-minute video, Kendrick’s “Levitate” plays as he reminisces on some of Kobe’s breathtaking moments in the league. Including his now famous throwing one down over a then-rookie Dwight Howard, making a poster over Steve Nash, and the famous backboard buzzer beater of Dwayne Wade.
Watch ‘Fade to Black’ below;
Kobe Bryant aka the Black Mamba, retires as the third all-time scoring leader behind legends Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone. And he will forever be remembered as a great in the game and a true blood of the yellow and purple.