Dame D.O.L.L.A Pays Fitting Tribute to Kobe Bryant in His New Single ‘The Juice’

Published 08/06/2021, 11:30 AM EDT


Besides his phenomenal on-court prominence, All-Star Damian Lillard has dropped his new single ‘The Juice’. Yet again, the Portland Trail Blazers guard has paid tribute to the legend, Kobe Bryant, and has caught the attention of NBA fans.

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Lillard, who acquired his artist name as Dame D.O.L.L.A, premiered his new track on Thursday. ‘The Juice’ featuring Jake Handcock is a four-minute track and quite catchy. However, Kobe’s mention in the song reached the headlines.

Dame D.O.L.L.A showcases respect for Kobe Bryant

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At the 2:48 mark of his song, Dame D.O.L.L.A dropped a classic line, “Doing Kobe drills. Ease my mind. Hope I slowly heal.” Well, this isn’t the first time Lillard’s song lyrics have paid a tribute to the Black Mamba. Last year, in collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Derrick Milano, Lillard released a rap song named ‘Kobe’.

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Damian Lillard joined the likes of Shaquille O’Neal to try his hand in rap music in 2012. He dropped some singles and eventually debuted a studio album, ‘The Letter O’ in 2016. His album made it to the Billboard 200 at the 119th ranking.

The Oakland-born basketball player has been trying his hand at rap music since middle school. Nicknamed as ‘Dame Time’ in his clutch NBA history, Lillard has surprised a big lot with his additional talent. Lately, he’s been putting his skills to use in honor of his all-time favorite, Kobe Bryant.

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Lillard’s rap songs are making headlines

Lillard’s ‘The Juice’ music video features the Portland star himself on a dessert, knocking some bizarre shots in his lyrics. He has surely become one of the most popular NBA players to take up his rapping hobby. Shaquille O’Neal leads the trend of winning titles and making viral songs. Lillard has surely joined the club.

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After a disappointing end to the 2020-21 season for the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard is making some amends in the Tokyo Olympics. Team USA has reached the Olympic Games Finals against France. Without a doubt, Lillard is becoming a versatile NBA superstar day by day. The existing hype around ‘The Juice’ is already making waves. Fans are yet to see what Dame D.O.L.L.A has to offer in his rap career ahead.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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