So cool. Drake honored Kobe Bryant on the last day of his career by changing the artwork on his album and sharing it with the world. See the super cool album Drake altered below!
Drake, 29, has put Kobe Bryant‘s, 37, face on the cover of his Take Care album as an homage to one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA. On April 13th, 2016, Kobe’s last day in the NBA, Drake joined fans and other celebrities celebrating what is being called “Mamba Day.”
Drake is part owner of of the Toronto Raptors, a competitor to Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers, but that didn’t stop him from showing some love to the future hall-of-famer on the final day of his storied career. The cover art for Drake’s album Take Care, originally featured a pensive Drake, sitting at a table while holding a golden chalice, when it was first released in 2011. In honor of Kobe’s final day as a Laker, Drake replaced his face with Kobe’s to make for an epic homage along with the message, “Thank you for everything. #MambaDay.”
Kobe is hanging up his kicks after an amazing career with too many highlights to list. Among many accolades, he is also a five-time NBA champion, 2-time NBA Finals MVP and NBA MVP. He spent his entire 20-year career wearing a Lakers jersey and is respected worldwide as a fierce competitor who treats the game of basketball with total integrity.
Kobe is worthy of Drake’s tribute and all the other accolades he will receive on his last day as a player in the league. Drake may be the world’s most popular rapper, and Kobe just might be the most popular basketball player. Two of the best.
Drake was not the only celebrate Kobe on his final day in the NBA. Fabolous joined Zendaya, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Rob Gronkowski, Maria Shriver and Tiger Woods who all used the hashtag #MambaDay in tweets honoring the Laker champion.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Are you a bigger fan of Kobe or Drake? Is that a pretty cool thing Drake did for Kobe? How will you celebrate Mamba Day?