L.A. Lakers’ Black Mamba Readies To Strike, Rewrite 2008 Script

May 31st, 2010 by Ian Chaffee Leave a reply »
"Black Mamba, attack conquer/
Basketball beast, rap monster/
Crossover good, a turnaround jumper/
Or just drive in the lane and dunk on dunkers/
You know where it's going, it's going down yo/ 
This is the Lakeshow, but don't drown though/ 
I call him King Bryant, now let the crown show."

—Lil Wayne, "Kobe Bryant"

It is appropriate that AMC ran the edited version of Kill Bill —you remember the "Party Wagon," don't you?—over the holiday weekend.

By the way, there were so many bleeps, I thought the NBA Finals had already started and that ABC, instead of AMC, had mic'ed up Kevin Garnett.

Kill Bill , you may remember, was the movie that introduced us to the lethal powers of the black mamba snake and inspired Kobe Bryant to give himself a nickname, a bold move attempted only once before in popular culture, by Seinfeld 's George Costanza.

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