Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has reacted to witnessing his favorite current basketball star Kobe Bryant suffer a season-ending injury following a close win by the Los Angeles Lakers Friday (April 12) night.
Shocked by the injury, which could possibly end Kobe’s career, Wayne wished his close pal a speedy recovery.
“Wishing the big homie #24 a speedy rekovery!! Prayers & luv.,” Wayne tweeted April 13th.
“Happy for the win but a n!gga straight heart broken round dis bit@h Dam homie”
“The last of the golden era,where nothing mattered to the player but the game…sad sight.”
“Mamba” (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Last year, Wayne dished out how Kobe has inspired much more than just music for him.
“He’s inspired not only songs, but he’s inspired me in life in general just the way he attacks things, the way he never backs down, the way he fights through injury,” Lil Wayne said. “Not only do he fight through injury, and not only do he play through injury, he excel through injury. I take those type of things and I just apply them to my everyday life.” (Los Angeles Times)
Prior to the 2009 NBA Finals, Wayne released his “Kobe Bryant” theme song which fueled the Lakers to win a championship.
“Kobe ‘doin’ work’, 2-4 on my shirt,” Weezy raps. “He the greatest on the court, and I’m the greatest on the verse….2-4 so nice, my flow so mean/Catch me at the game sittin’ next to Goldstein/Kobe Bryant Nikes, purple, gold strings/Kobe in the game, homie you know who the team/’Black Mamba,’ attack, conquer/basketball Weez, rap monster/cross over good, or turn around jumper/Or I’ll just drive the lane and dunk on dunkers/You know where it’s going, it’s going down yo/This is the late show, but don’t drown though/I call him King Bryant, not let the crown show.” (“Kobe Bryant”)
A couple nights ago, the five-time NBA champion went on a mini-tirade over his season ending prematurely.
“All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen?!? Makes no damn sense,” the player wrote on his Facebook page. Bryant, who is expected to have an MRI today to confirm whether he tore his Achilles’ tendon, wrestled with his impending fate through his stream-of consciousness-post, wondering whether he would overcome his injury and make it back on the court for another season. “Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??” he wrote. “I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…” (ABC News)