Kendrick Lamar Praises Kobe Bryant Ahead Of The NBA Legend's Retirement (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) NBA legend Kobe Bryant is set to hang up his basketball sneaks this week after 20 seasons in the league. As Los Angeles and the rest of the world count down the final moments of Kobe's career, many people are reflecting on the legacy of the 37-year-old future Hall of Famer.

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ESPN connected with Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar to get his thoughts on what Kobe represented for the City Of Angels. Kendrick offered praise to the 5-time champion over a sound bed of the TDE star's song "untitled 07."

"Growing up watching him paint murals. Using this building as his first studio. Using L.A. as his canvas. Restoring crowns back to where they belong," recites Kendrick. "Under royal banners. Purple and gold, the color of royalty. Our one man L.A. king."

Kobe Bryant's final game in the NBA is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13. The Los Angeles Lakers will be facing the Utah Jazz at The Staples Center.

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Watch "Kobe Bryant: Fade To Black" featuring Kendrick Lamar below.