Ball So Hard: Guess Which Rapper Gets to Keep Kobe's Final Game Ball?

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13:  Jay-Z smiles as he sits courtside as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ball So Hard: Guess Which Rapper Gets to Keep Kobe's Final Game Ball?

Jay Z casually lets it be known he’s got a piece of NBA history.

Published April 14, 2016

Hip-hop was in the building last night (April 14) for Kobe Bryant’s last game as an active player in the NBA, with everyone's eyes glued to the court as the legendary player wrapped up his two-decade long career scoring 60 points and leading the LA Lakers to victory over the Utah Jazz by the score of 101-96.

Needless to say, history was made and Jay Z wants to casually let you know he got to take home the most prized souvenir: Bryant’s final career game ball.

He basically just went after it after the game ended, taking advantage of an opportunity and showed off his crossover skills as Steve Stoute captured the moment on Instagram. 

Captioning the photo with “The Rock handle like Van Exel,” quoting from Jay Z's verse in Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love." Stoute then went on to end the post with a casual, “FYI, that’s the game ball.”

Of course it is.

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(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

Written by KC Orcutt


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