Rap Icon Wiz Khalifa on Kobe Bryant: “Always a Cool A** Dude Bro. Just Great Energy, Smiling, Very Welcoming.”

Published 12/15/2021, 6:30 PM EST
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant yells out in frustration after just missing a circus shot against the Nuggets defense late in the first half in game 6 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


The LA Laker former star, Kobe Bryant has so much left behind for the fans and the budding talents to learn from. The admirers of Kobe do not limit to just the usual fans, it extends to the famous high-profile celebrities around the world. Moreover, the American rapper, Wiz Khalifa, is one among them who admires Kobe’s personality overall.

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Kobe Bryant is one of the coolest people in the NBA and has set a good example for other players. Additionally, he is known for his charisma and has always been a great team player.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 05: Kobe Bryant attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Even though he was the main man in his team, Kobe would never refuse to pass the ball when needed. He also gives credits where it’s due, which makes him so likable by many people. Kobe always puts his team first and does whatever he can to help them win.

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Kobe Bryant off the Court

Off the court, Kobe was a family man who loved spending time with his wife and daughters. He also supported various charities, which made him a role model for millions of people around the world. Kobe is truly an amazing person and athlete!

“I’ve never seen him play, but I gotta meet him a couple of times, always a cool a** dude bro. Just great energy, smiling, very welcoming,” Wiz shares in an episode of ALL THE SMOKE.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 16, 2012: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during Lakers vs Mavericks at the Staples Center. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Wiz Khalifa has nothing but admiration for Kobe Bryant and all that he’s accomplished in his career. It takes so much effort for one to be like the Black Mamba because it is dedication every day just to get better than everyone else.

Wiz shares that extra special moment to sing “See You Again” in LA to pay a tribute to Kobe. This was one of the emotional tribute requests that totally came out of context while Wiz was on a professional tour to Miami.

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Kobe’s legacy will live on for many years to come. He is a true champion and one of the greatest basketball players ever.

 Also read: Charles Barkley Drops Huge Praise for Stephen Curry: “He’s Going to Set a Record That Nobody Ever Will Come Out Again”

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VS Sharathprasad

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Sharathprasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Sharathprasad is a postgraduate in Mass Media Communications with a specialization in Print and New Media. He has been following NBA since 2012 and is an ardent fan of the LA Lakers.

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