From J.R. Smith bouncing around the hardwood shirtless to Quinn Cook asking his teammates to make a U-turn after the team bus left him at the stadium, there have been all sorts of memorable reactions to the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA championship win over the Miami Heat.
Beyond the team itself, leading Laker fans in the hip-hop community didn’t hesitate to hop online and flex their latest title, the team’s first since the late Kobe Bryant earned his fifth ring nearly a decade ago.
Longtime Laker faithful Snoop Dogg called out all the “naysayers” and fans of the Clippers and Heat at the beginning of the fourth quarter – “It’s Laker gang, punk!” – and later debuted a brand new forearm tattoo honoring Kobe’s legacy and LA’s 17th Larry O’Brien trophy.
Meanwhile, Rihanna and a friend joyfully danced and sang along to “We Are The Champions” at a private tailgate. “Bye-bye, Miami,” the singer says with an innocent yet braggadocious wave.
Keep scrolling for a quick round-up of more notable artists who joined the virtual celebration:
– Lil Wayne shared a classic shot of himself and Kobe taken around the time he dropped the mixtape cut titled after the NBA great. “And another one!” he wrote.
– Trippie Redd, a follower of LeBron James from his native Ohio out to California, hit a tree yoga pose on top of a chair and yelled, “Yes sir! Yes sir!”
– South Central Los Angeles’s own Ice Cube simply tweeted, “Mission Accomplished,” with illustrations of several Laker legends.
– Dr. Dre teased the biggest boss hailing from Miami-Dade County, Rick Ross, for his team’s tough L. Rozay should still be proud of his squad for their underdog effort, though: They made history as the third-lowest seed to ever reach the NBA Finals.
– Kanye West expressed his admiration for ‘Bron for making good on his promise that he would bring home a ring for the Black Mamba.
– The Game sparked one for KB and his hometown team.
– The forever low-key Chief Keef even offered a “shout out to King James & AD!” and reminded Jimmy Butler, “I Love you 4Life shorty Squa squa.”
He’s no rapper, only a 4x-NBA champion, but LeBron also hyped Anthony Davis in one of several excited Instagram posts: “My brother is a ANIMAL and the scariest thing about it he’s just scratching the surface of his potential!” The King has spoken.