Snoop Dogg Lights up as He Shares His Favorite Memory of the Late NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
On Sunday, rapper Snoop Dogg was live on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" along with television personality Bevy Smith.
During the show, the rapper and Smith answered questions from fans, and a question directed to the former asked him about his favorite memory of the late former NBA and LA Lakers star, Kobe Bryant.
Snoop Dogg and Cori Broadus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 24, 2014. | Photo: Getty Images
Replying to the question, Snoop Dogg recalled a time Bryant flew to hang out with him for a day. He picked up the demised basketballer in his lowrider and took him to his studio.
When Bryant left, Snoop Dogg gave him the lowrider, which became a part of his collection. The rapper likened himself to a little kid just thinking about that moment and described it as the greatest moment ever.
Snoop Dogg had more nice things to say about Bryant. He revealed that the basketballer was very hospitable to everyone in his residence during his visit.
The "Gin and Juice" crooner said even the people responsible for taking out the trash and every other person left saying Bryant was a great person, expressing their delight at meeting him in real life.
The rapper performed an emotional tribute to the late basketball icon that left many people in tears.
Snoop Dogg also answered a question on why he tattooed his arm after the Lakers won a 17th NBA Championship title last October.
It would be recalled that the rapper debuted the tattoo on his right arm in a video he shared on his Instagram page. The tattoo features Bryant's initials, "KB," the NBA Championship trophy, and the Lakers, as well as the heavens.
Snoop Dogg courtside at the game between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images
Snoop Dogg said he wanted to represent the Lakers' championship win and Bryant with the tattoo. Hence, combining the late star's initials and the NBA Championship trophy made perfect sense to him.
Besides the tattoo, Snoop Dogg also paid tribute to Bryant during his performance at last year's Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award, better known as the ESPYS.
The rapper performed an emotional tribute to the late basketball icon that left many people in tears as he rapped over a video that showed some of Bryant's greatest moments.
Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died on January 26, 2020, along with seven others, in a tragic helicopter crash that occurred on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice. Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and their three remaining daughters, Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 1.