The ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour of Drake has again seized the spotlight. He walked inside with NBA superstar LeBron James and his son Bronny James to his Los Angeles show at the Crypto.com Arena.
This unexpected appearance has stirred strong emotions among fans, particularly of Kobe Bryant who believe the arena is forever synonymous with the Black Mamba’s legacy. In a recent performance of his whirlwind tour, Drake set up another unforgettable night for fans.
Joined by none other than LeBron and his son Bronny, the performance resonated deeply with the audience. The Crypto.com Arena, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, provided the backdrop for this unexpected collaboration. Thereby creating an electric atmosphere.
The image of the father-son duo walking behind Drake on the stage speaks volumes about their bond and spirit. This was much to the thrill of fans worldwide. Drake, amid the excitement, paid homage to LeBron James, highlighting the basketball legend’s steadfast support throughout the years.
"In 2009, when nobody believed in anything I had going on, that same guy showed up to a release party… He came all the way to Toronto to support me… Tonight… it's an honor to be inside his building."
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— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) August 22, 2023
A touching moment came when Drake dedicated an emotional speech to LeBron, recounting their journey together. The memories of LeBron’s presence at Drake’s mixtape release party in Toronto during the initial stages of his career evoke nostalgia.
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Drake’s words echoed through the arena as he called LeBron his brother, and narrated their story together. He confidently expressed, “I don’t know if you who walked me to stage tonight. But the gentleman that walked me to stage tonight is my brother. He goes by the name of LeBron James”.
He continued to candidly speak about his performance at LeBron’s building. In his own words, “And so tonight, however many years later, it’s an honor to be inside his building while we’re both still on this earth. I gotta do this building justice tonight. So I came to LA and I’m about to give you every f*cking thing I got. I promise you right now”.
Yet, as the story of Drake, LeBron, and Bronny unfolds, it has not escaped the attention of dedicated Kobe Bryant fans. Fans did not hold themselves back from saying, “That’s Kobe’s building”, “Love King James but it’s Mamba’s house” and so on. The emotional connection these fans hold with the Crypto.com Arena is undeniable.
The Black Mamba’s tragic death in a helicopter crash in 2020 has left an indelible mark on the world of sports and beyond. For these fans, the arena remains a symbol of Kobe’s greatness and his immeasurable contribution to the Lakers‘ legacy.
Furthermore, the Lakers have also recently announced the inauguration of Kobe and his daughter Gigi’s life-size-statue at the very place. This heart-wrenching way of tribute to his legacy has further strengthened the belief that it is very much Kobe’s building and not LeBron’s as Drake said.