Alongside your favorite athletes, some of your favorite rappers cover ESPN Magazine’s annual Music Issue. In three different covers for the issue which hits stands this Friday (January 24th), ESPN brings together Kendrick Lamar & Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers for a West Coast themed cover. In another edition of the same issue, Eminem & Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions are brought together to rep the Motor City, Detroit. In the third and final edition, Nicki Minaj & Kobe Bryant of, of course, the Los Angeles Lakers. Very dope! We really like that the West Coast is being represented so heavily. Check out the pictures below!
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Nicki Minaj & Kobe Bryant, Kendrick Lamar & Chris Paul and Eminem & Calvin Johnson Cover ESPN Magazine Music IssueTuesday, January 21st, 2014
Kobe Bryant stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a hilarious interview. He talks about how competitive his daughter is, him finally joining Twitter retirement and of course, The Lakers. The speaks on the night before’s win against the Hornets, being down 25 points and how they executed this win. Kobe even jokes about his retirement “coming up,” he says “its been 20 years, I came into the game with an afro, now I can’t even grow an afro if I tried.” Ha! You gotte love the Mamba’s sense of humor, watch below.
If you’re in Los Angeles right now, and you’re not watching the Lakers vs. Clippers game, you’re missing out! Within just the first quarter, the game is very close, Lakers down by four. Clippers guard Chris Paul is inbounding the ball, Kobe Bryant plays hard defense on him, steals the ball and dunks on him! If that’s not enough for you, Kobe hustles back to defense with a face that reads, “this is my game _____.” Finish that, and watch the clip below.
Kobe Bryant talks to our very own Mando Fresko about his new groundbreaking Nike shoe, the Kobe 8 System. The Black Mamba also tells us he’s listening to Bob Marley and follows acts like Kendrick Lamar, shares what he does on his off time, hobbies he wants to pick up (jumping out of planes), and if he was on a team with soccer superstars Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, who would he rather play with? Watch below.
Nike Kobe 8 System drops today (December 20th).