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.
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