Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Features a Massive Tribute to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

Published 05/14/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (6) talks with Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2) during media day the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

With his new album, hip hop legend Kendrick Lamar is back on top and it is going viral on the internet. As in “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” one of the lyrics was about some extremely great NBA players. According to his lyrics, he had said something that’s making a social media splash. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James are also included in the song, which is a tribute to both legendary players. This is one of the most anticipated albums in recent years.

Following up on ‘DAMN’ which was released in 2017, this is a hit. Lamar is known for his hit songs and the lyrics he makes fans love and adds to the success of his music. There is no doubt that this album will leave a mark on the music industry.


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A good example of this is the song ‘Savior‘, in which Sam Dew and Baby Keem appear in the video. LeBron, the Los Angeles Lakers star, gets a few lines from Lamar at the beginning of the song. In which he said that James’ superb game performances have forced fans now to give him their flowers.


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His thoughts on Kyrie‘s vaccination situation were also discussed after this. As he discussed the situation, he mentioned his perspective when the Brooklyn Nets star refused the vaccine. Kyrie endured so much controversy with the new vaccine mandate in New York City at that time.

Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics starring LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

The vaccine caused Kyrie to undergo a lot of trolling and controversies during that period. Additionally, he was forbidden from playing home games unless all mandatory requirements were met. Moreover, a number of people came forward to express their opinions about this topic.

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As people were raving about him throughout the season, some celebrities, including comedian Chris Rock and radio host Howard Stern, also added to the conversation. Here are Kendrick’s lyrics to the song:

“Bron made you give his flowers, but he is not your savior

He is not your savior

Seen a Christian say the vaccine mark of the beast


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Then he caught COVID and prayed to Pfizer for relief

Then I caught COVID and started to question Kyrie

Will I stay organic or hurt in this bed for two weeks? (You really wanna know?)”


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The lyrics of this song certainly hint at a question about Kyrie’s decision. As a huge Lakers fan, Kendrick was showing his respect for James. Let us know your thoughts after listening to the song.



Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.