Snoop Dogg and 2 Chainz faced off as team captains in the inaugural 2018 Hip-Hop All-Star Game in Los Angeles where Snoop and his team came out on top.
Snoop and his team consisted of Chris Brown, Snap Dogg, K Camp, The Game, Daylyt, Hitman Holla, Dave Banner, Joe Moses, and TDot IllDude. 2 Chainz lineup featured Quavo, Wale, Lil Bibby, Jadakiss, Short Dawg, Key Glock, Young Dolph, YFN Lucci, Mozzy, Machine Gun Kelly, Skooly, Young M.A, Trinidad James and Lil Dicky.
The two faced-off in the adidas-sponsored event and had comedian Michael Rapaport on the court giving live commentary. Wale, Lil Dicky, and Chris Brown were highlight players, but it was Snoop who walked away as MVP. The celebrity basketball game, sanctioned by the NBA, happened as well. Rappers like Nick Cannon and Common were involved, as where Quavo made a double dip appearance and won MVP. Check out the video above and the highlights below. In related news, Interscope Records launched a limited edition Air Jordan 3 for All-Star Weekend.
Former NBA star Kobe Bryant, 4 others, including daughter killed in Southern California helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers great, was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, according to reports. He was 41. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore, known as GiGi, was among the victims.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star’s death as well as his daughter’s was initially reported by TMZ and confirmed by several outlets, including ESPN. The crash occurred around 10 a.m. local time in foggy conditions above Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The crash ignited a brush fire, making it difficult for firefighters and emergency personnel to get to the crash site.
Bryant’s wife Vanessa was not on board, according to reports. The couple have four daughters, including an infant.
Bryant, an 18-time All-Star, won five NBA championships during his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryant retired as the third-leading score in NBA history in 2016.
Nicknamed “The Black Mamba,” Bryant is generally regarded as one of the best players in league history because of his all-around game.
Bryant, whose #8 and #24 jersey numbers were both retired by the Lakers, lead the league in scoring twice, won the Most Valuable Player award in 2008 and was selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive team 12 times.
All five people aboard the chopper were killed. No other information about the victims’ identities was immediately available
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