The Los Angeles Lakers are well-represented in hip-hop, from living west coast legends like Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to chart-toppers like Kendrick Lamar. However, arguably no one in the game reps the Lake Show harder than Lil Wayne who, unlike the Ice Cube and Kendrick Lamar, isn’t even from L.A.
After LeBron James agreed to his deal with the Lakers this summer, Weezy contemplated moving to L.A.
Dam I gotta get a krib in LA now and I even really feel like spending like that right now but fugg it it’s the King.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) July 2, 2018
James is a mutual fan:
Reporter: “What’s it mean to have Lil Wayne back in the game [with the Carter V]?”— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 28, 2018
Lakers’ LeBron James: “Where did he go? He didn’t go anywhere. Wayne’s been making music how long? Since ‘96.” pic.twitter.com/rdFQ8oDhyN
When it comes to the G.O.A.T debate, though, Lil Wayne knows where he stands. In an interview on “The Bumbu Room,” Weezy said that the conversation for the greatest of all time isn’t between Michael Jordan and LeBron James — it’s between Bryant and Jordan.
When asked to choose between Jordan and Bryant, Wayne gave this unsurprising answer:
“Oof, Jordan or Kobe? Lord have mercy, y’all just gave me a migraine. I’m a real sports guy, boy, that is a tough question, tough question. These days they think the tough question is ‘Jordan or LeBron?’ No, Jordan or Kobe is the tough question. Lord have mercy, please forgive me. God, forgive me. Jordan, forgive me, but it’s Kobe.”
There are a lot of arguments to be made on both sides of the Jordan vs. Bryant debate, but the biggest thing Jordan has going in his favor is his six championship rings. Bryant ended his 20-year career one short of tying Jordan. Bryant did, however, pass Jordan on the all-time NBA scoring list in 2014.
Whether you agree with Wayne’s opinion, it’s hard to argue that Jordan and Bryant weren’t two of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers. It’s also indisputable that this song is a certified banger: