Kobe Bryant has inspired a lot of songs, and almost none of them are any good.

By Extra Mustard
April 13, 2016

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Kobe Bryant is playing in his final game on Wednesday night, so Extra Mustard decided to take a look back at one of the greatest parts of his legacy: the dozens of songs that share his name.

Bryant inspired musicians at a nearly unprecedented pace. Unfortunately the output is almost entirely unimpressive, with about 90% of the songs using some variation of the refrain “Balling like Kobe Bryant.”

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One standout is Molly Bryant’s country and western ode to Kobe, focusing on the legend's career and their shared last name to entertaining effects.

Also notable is the unfairly forgotten remix to Destiny’s Child’s smash hit “Say My Name,” which featured a verse from Bryant.

Perhaps Kobe will rekindle his music career with all of the extra time he is about to have.

 

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