In honor of Kobe Bryant, the NBA has recruited the services of Los Angeles’ very own Dr. Dre (with assistance from Gibson Hazard and Jack Bannon) to score a thrilling instrumental spliced onto dozens of highlights from his storied career.
Hip Hop fans will notice the tail end of the track flips to Joe Cocker’s “Woman to Woman,” which Dre made famous more than 20 years ago alongside Tupac via the classic record, “California Love.”
The range of emotions stemming from the death of Kobe Bryant and the other eight passengers in the January 26 Calabasas helicopter crash have been at unprecedented high this 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend.
In fact, the entire 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday (February 16) has been reworked to honor the late basketball legend. According to an NBA announcement, the first three quarters will now have a reset score with winners earning charity dollars Chicago-based community organizations. For the fourth quarter, the time clock will be turned off and a Final Target Score will be determined by taking the winning team’s total score through three quarters and adding 24 points (in honor of Bryant’s jersey) to take the game. ‘
The NBA All-Star MVP Award has also been renamed to the Kobe Bryant MVP Award. During a media day on Saturday (February 15), league commissioner Adam Silver stated, No one embodied All-Star more than Kobe Bryant,” which is far from hyperbole, give Bryan was a 18-time All-Star and a 4-time MVP winner.
A memorial event “Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant” at the Staples Center is planned for February 24 with ticket prices ranging from $24.02 to $224. Proceeds will benefit the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Watch and listen to Dr. Dre’s latest concoction above.
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Because there is no #24 without #2, we have updated the Mamba Sports Foundation to now be called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Our mission remains the same – and stronger than ever – to provide opportunities to young people through sports. Thank you all for the outpouring of support and your kind donations to date as we carry forth Kobe and Gigi’s legacy.. We hope to empower young athletes in a world they left us all to help shape. #Mamba #Mambacita #wings @mambamambacitasports