The world is still reeling from the tragic death of basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter, following a helicopter crash last Sunday (1/26). Joining the Los Angeles Lakers directly from high school, Kobe went on to become of the game’s best. He won NBA championships, MVP awards, and Olympic gold medals. Bryant even won an Academy Award in 2018 for an animated short based on poem he had written in 2015.
One thing Kobe Bryant never won an award for was music but he did appear in a Brian McKnight video. The song was “Hold Me” from McKnight’s 1997 album Anytime. The video features a basketball game, dancing “referees,” and twenty seconds of a 19-year-old Kobe rapping from about the 2:40 mark.