Maroon 5’s Beloved Kobe Bryant and Lakers Fan Adam Levine Almost Cried Over Peculiar Reason Concerning the NBA

Published 05/18/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and the NBA is the pinnacle of all basketball leagues in the world. Apart from the millions of fans all around the world, celebrities like Drake, Jay-Z, and others are regular attendees of games. In one such instance, a Kobe Bryant fan and a Lakers supporter gave his thoughts regarding the NBA.

Taking to Instagram, Maroon 5 front runner Adam Levine expressed his love for the game and how he felt after the league restarted. Interestingly enough, he is a well-known fan of the Lakers and Kobe in particular.


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This happened during the suspension of games when the world braced for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Levine, like all of us, was frustrated with the suspension of the league. Furthermore, he revealed he could almost cry when basketball finally returned after a long gap.

Kobe Bryant fan and celebrity singer almost cried over the NBA

The 2020 NBA bubble was a new experience for everyone around the world. Although the absence of fans was certainly felt, NBA enthusiasts and players around the world rejoiced when the league finally continued.

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Out of the millions who looked forward to watching the NBA live, Maroon 5 lead Adam Levine had a special message. Taking to his Instagram, he revealed how he can cry because of the NBA.

Levine wrote, “The first day I haven’t played 2K since March. I could cry. I love you basketball. I missed you. So damn much! Go Lakers!

Levine shares a special relationship with the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant in particular. He is a long-time fan of the Lake Show and ‘The Mamba’ and is not shy to showcase his love for the two.

Levine honors Bryant in his performance


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The year 2020 reminds all NBA fans of a tragedy that is tough to move on from. On the 26th of January, the world lost Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others in a terrible helicopter crash.

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During a live event featuring Maroon 5, Adam Levine paid a special tribute to Bryant. Levine donned Bryant’s number 8 jersey while singing ‘Memories’ on the Jimmy Fallon Show.


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For the uninitiated, Bryant represented the Lakers wearing number 8 till the 2006-07 season. He then switched to the iconic number 24 which he is best remembered for.



Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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