Damian Lillard‘s full Kobe Bryant tribute track just dropped … and it’s 3 minutes packed with tons of nods to the Mamba — with Snoop Dogg going off on the beat as well.
The song starts with Derrick Milano‘s chorus … and then goes right into Lillard’s emotional bars remembering one the NBA’s greatest of all-time.
“Rest In Peace to the Mamba and Baby Gigi,” Dame rapped.
“Still remember where I was standing after the 3-peat. ‘Fro was lined up yelling ‘Kobe!’ but playing Pee Wee. When you know they shoot the freebie right after they tear achilles. Killer!”
Dame D.O.L.L.A. continued … “#8 was crazy. But 24 was scary. Respect his name or else he might show up as Bloody Mary. Won’t forget the things he mentioned — how to get a Larry. Whatever necessary, he tried to help prepare me.”
“They tell us never look in the eyes of a killer. I did out of respect for the greatest at Staples Center. The closest thing to M.J. and no I ain’t talking Thriller. It ain’t an I in team but a me in it. Please remember, Bean.”
As we previously reported, the Portland Trailblazers superstar helped create the song for NBA 2K21 — saying he just had to use his pull as a cover athlete to get the bars on the game’s sound track.
As for Snoop … his part of the song is just as fire as Dame’s — but his best nod to Kobe???
“Many tried him, but came up short. 24, king of the court. I’ma need back up, mission abort!”