‘That’s my god’: Snoop Dogg Opens Up About Kobe Bryant’s Humble Nature

Published 01/18/2021, 7:52 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 6: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers during the basketball game against Golden State Warriors at Staples Center March 6, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


The Los Angeles rapper and icon, Snoop Dogg, is a huge NBA fan. More than that, he has shown his undying love and support for his favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Needless to say, all Lakers fans are almost certainly fans of Kobe Bryant.

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Tributes to the legend

The NBA world is yet to recover from Bryant’s horrific death in a helicopter crash. The unfortunate travesty also took away his daughter Gianna Bryant, along with seven others present in the helicopter.

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It felt unreal for Kobe to not be around when the Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship after a decade. Moreover, the last season was all about them dedicating it to Kobe.

From the Mamba Jersey to Anthony Davis replicating his shots, Lakers went all out in paying homage to their resident legend.

With the legacy that the man has left behind, it’s impossible for anybody to forget him. Snoop, in particular, was vocal about his friendship with Bryant. Post his demise, he chose to tell his favorite Kobe story.

5 March 2010: Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots a free throw against the Charlotte Bobcats during an NBA basketball game at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 5, 2010. (Photo by Chris Keane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant touched more people’s lives

When asked about his best moment with Kobe, Snoop said, “Best moment, I’d have to say when he flew to come and see me and hang out with me for a day. And I picked him up in my low rider and brought him back to my studio and when he left, I gave him the lowrider. It became a part of his car collection.”

He talked about Kobe’s good nature and narrated, “I am like a little kid right now thinking about it like that was the greatest moment. Like he was so hospitable to everybody at my building. I am talking about the people who take the trash out to the rappers, everybody! They all left there saying that this is a great guy and I am happy I met him in real life… That’s my god.”

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This is the Kobe everyone knows of. Not only is he a great player, but also a great human being. He was taken far too soon from this world, but his fans and well-wishers will always preserve his legacy.

 

 

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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