Kendrick Lamar Salutes Kobe Bryant In ESPN Short, ‘Fade To Black’

blame it on Shake April 11, 2016

After 20 years of hard work and dedication, Kobe Bryant will finally hang up his kicks after Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. And in honor of the legendary Laker, ESPN’s Scoop Jackson has teamed up with Kendrick Lamar to pay respect with a new 30 for 30 short, Kobe Bryant: Fade To Black.

“It’s over, it’s really over.” Kendrick Lamar said. “Kobe really retiring, that’s crazy! It’s a trip to even be doing this right now. Kobe really retiring.”

Backed by “untitled 07,” Kendrick visits The Forum in Inglewood as he narrates the three-minute piece with a rundown of Kobe’s highlights from the past two decades.

“I’m talking about the 81 points. I’m talking about the afro. I’m talking about the alley-oop to Shaq. The off-glass buzzer beater over D-Wade. The Game 4 overtime takeover in the Finals: Kobe. I’m talking about the posterizing of Steve Nash. I’m talking about Dwight Howard’s rookie year when he got baptized. You remember that… Kobe BODIED him!”

Press play on Kobe Bryant: Fade to Black below—keep scrolling for a transcription.

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