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$165 Million Rich “Uncle” Snoop Dogg’s “Death Row” Gift for Stephen Curry Gains 47YO NBA Veteran’s Approval

Published 09/22/2023, 7:12 AM EDT

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The intersection of the two worlds of basketball and hip-hop has fascinated players and fans alike. Perhaps one of the most notable stars among them is a former Minnesota Timberwolves player. From interviewing some big names in the rap world to sharing new releases on his social media, the 47-year-old legend is always updated. Recently, he looked back in time to when veteran rapper Snoop Dogg gave a priceless souvenir to Golden State Warriors‘ Stephen Curry.

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The souvenir embellished with 250 grams of gold and 13 carats of diamond was one of the prized possessions of the $165 million worth music icon. Taking to his social media, KG gave a nod to the rapper’s gesture.

Kevin Garnett shared an old clip on his Instagram


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The 15x All-Star player shared the old clip on his Instagram. The clip featured an iconic moment between Stephen Curry. and the rapper Snoop Dogg. Back in 2022, the 4x champion joined hands with the rapper for a noble cause. Following the humanitarian event, the hip-hop legend bestowed a precious piece of jewelry, the Death Row chain, upon the point guard.

Sharing the clip on his IG story, the Big Ticket wrote, “Uncle Snooop has to bless em.”  


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The Death Row Records chain is a significant part of hip-hop’s history. In 1991, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, D.O.C, and Dick founded the label, ‘Death Row Records’.

They enjoyed massive success following the release of hit albums from Tupac Shakur and more. Following the downfall of the company due to numerous controversies, Snoop Dogg bought the Death Row chain in an auction.

The Death Row chain was a welcome addition to Curry’s long list of accolades and trophies.

Stephen Curry and Snoop’s collaboration


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Both the icons of their respective arenas donated a generous amount to refurbish a new gym for the Boys and Girls Club at MLK Park in Long Beach.

The basketball court housed special memories of the Kobe fan Snoop Dogg. As a young basketball fan, this was the court where he used to play.

Given how special this court and game were to him, it was not a surprise to see him honor the man he shared this experience with. After the restoration process, the two were also spotted enjoying some drills and hooping on the court.


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Written by:

Pritha Debroy


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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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Aakash Nair