Saturday March 26th, 2016

Following the Lakers’ 116–105 loss to the Nuggets on Friday, Kobe Bryant reflected on the passing of rapper Phife Dawg.

The “Five-foot Assassin” of A Tribe Called Quest passed away this week at the age of 45 after losing a battle with diabetes.

“It’s the passing of a legend,” Bryant said. “I mean, he made timeless music. That’s very hard nowadays with music being in the moment. What they’ve been able to do is make music that stands the test of time.

“You can release a Tribe album, and it’s just as relevant and hot now as it was then. That speaks to the attention to detail and perfection of their craft.”

RIP, Phife Dawg.

– Kenny Ducey

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