There are many words used to described Kobe Bryant: hard-working, mesmerizing, dedicated, passionate, brilliant, deep, inspirational — the list goes on and on and on.

Whether it was on the court or off, The Mamba was a guy that inspired awe in those lucky enough to witness his constant display of greatness.

But perhaps the best recent description of Kobe came from famous American rapper Boosie Badazz, who went on an expletive-laced rant to call the Lakers legend “one bad mofo.”

Lil Boosie obviously had a tremendous amount of admiration for Bryant, whose 20-year-career has gone down as one of the greatest in sports history. His longevity, “killer” mentality, and unparalleled skill at the game knew no bounds. The Hall of Famer was an 18x All-Star, 2x Scoring Champ, 2x Finals MVP, and 5x Champion by the time he retired in 2016.

Even after his basketball career ended, Bryant showed that he was a jack of all trades, succeeding in both the business world (with Kobe Inc.) and his artistic genius (Dear Basketball).

Unfortunately, Kobe and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, are no longer alive today, as the result of a tragic helicopter crash in January of 2020.

He is still in the hearts and minds of many in the community today.