Los Angeles, CA – For one of the most anticipated NBA season tip-offs in league history, crosstown Pacific division rivals Lakers and Clippers will set off the battle of Los Angeles on Tuesday (October 22).
The Lakers pay homage to late L.A. rap mogul and lyricist Nipsey Hussle by using his 2018 hit single “Grindin’ All My Life” from his Victory Lap album as the theme music for a social media-released montage of the franchise’s 60-year illustrious history.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 22, 2019
LeBron James is the narrator of the riveting one-minute, thirty-second visual that displays short clips of the team’s moments of glory and its impassioned fans within its Staples Center home court and former arena at the Great Western Forum.
The video has a series of passing shots of Lakers icons including Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, the 1980s “Showtime” era led by Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and James Worthy, late team owner Dr. Jerry Buss and several memorable playoff buzzer-beaters.
Additional appearances of the 2019-20 Lakers season roster including James, perennial All-Star Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma as well as an brief aerial shot of the Nipsey Hussle Memorial Court located in the slain rapper’s Hype Park neighborhood.
Watch the clip above.