May 4, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are not basketball players, they are cultural icons. They are brands. They are images.
And they referenced in rap and hip-hop as much as the chronic. Well, not that much, but a lot. But who has the better references? Kobe with Lil Wayne? LeBron with Jay-Z?
Complex put a list of 25 references together. Check it out and decide for yourself.
- Jahlil Okafor: “Rookie of the Year is one of the goals I set for myself” 13
- Report: Derrick Rose undecided about attending Team USA minicamp 8
- Report: Pacers planning to purchase D-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants 3
- Report: Hawks’ Mike Scott told police after arrest all drugs in car were his 17
- NBA lands in Africa trying to put down roots, which is all about youth programs, infrastructure 1
- Report: Kings expected to hire Nancy Lieberman as assistant coach 9
- Report: Hawks’ Mike Scott arrested for felony drug possession 16
- Gilbert Arenas on LeBron James: “James isn’t a #1 option..and yes I (didn’t stutter)” 50