Snoop Dogg Gives Kobe Bryant a Customized Lakers Convertible
Snoop Dogg has been riding with the Los Angeles Lakers for as long as he's been recording music, documenting the drama in the LBC and putting on for the West Coast. He as well is a huge sports fan, and recently gave Lakers great Kobe Bryant a one-of-a-kind retirement gift that they each shared online.
"Unbelievable retirement gift from my man Snoop today," Bryant wrote on Twitter Wednesday (July 6). He and Snoop were standing in front of a purple and gold custom convertible that, as the above Instagram photo shows, features all-time Lakers greats Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Michael Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and of course Kobe Bean Bryant himself on the hood. "The gift that keeps on giving. Enjoy it, mamba," Snoop wrote.
Bryant's historic 20-year career came to an end in April after he dropped 60 points on the Utah Jazz. Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and other celebrities were in attendance, with Hov reportedly getting to keep the game ball from Bryant's swan song performance. Bryant is no doubt immortalized in basketball through his five NBA championships and ruthless instincts, but rap has solidified his place in time as well, using him as one of the premiere analogs for balling out. G Herbo recently titled a mixtape Ballin' Like I'm Kobe, while Chief Keef's "Kobe" takes a streamlined approach to evoking No. 24.
Check out more pictures of the customized whip below, with Snoop and Kobe taking it for a spin, Snoop simply writing "Legend" beneath.
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