NBA icon LeBron James has known Nipsey Hussle represented greatness for a minute. King James went to social media this weekend to share throwback footage of himself turning up to the late hip-hop artist.
On Saturday, James jumped on Instagram with a locker room clip of himself during the 2011 NBA Finals getting in a Hussle state of mind with his music playing.
Earlier this month, James reflected on Nipsey’s legacy following his Celebration of Life memorial service.
Cardi B. and Offset are reportedly the proud owners of not one – but five – new homes in Jonesboro, Georgia, according to reports. WABE reports the pair purchased the homes for about $202,000 and an adjoining lot for another $50,000. “We are investors so we’re buying and selling property all the time,” the seller, JMH Home Buyers President Jeff Dimock, told WABE. “It was interesting that it was a celebrity couple, I assumed it was somebody looking for a good cash-flow investment. During the pre-sale conversations we were not aware of the buyers’ identities.” (11 Alive)
Four of the properties have three bedrooms and one bathroom and the other is a two-bedroom home with a single bathroom, WABE reported. Currently, four of the five homes have tenants. (Springfield News-Sun)
Selling to celebrities has its perks, even when the property is in Clayton County, a southern suburb of Atlanta. A day after the purchase was made public Dimock says he heard from a buyer in California interested in “buying whatever property we had near theirs.” (WABE News)
West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg is keeping Nipsey Hussle‘s legacy close to him. The hip-hop veteran went to Instagram this week to share a look at his customized chain pendant created in the late 33-year-old California king’s memory.
Rap veteran Chingy is making sure everyone knows Nipsey Hussle‘s legacy. The hip-hop artist has vowed to pay homage to the late West Coast rapper and his girlfriend Lauren London during his current tour run.
The man who was arrested for a parole violation after he was shot with Nipsey Hussle is expected to be released.
Kerry Lathan, 56, was arrested because his parole prohibits him from associating with known gang members, and the late rapper is a member of the Rolling 60’s Crips. Lathan said in a recent interview that he didn’t know the “Racks in the Middle” rapper prior and that he was just there shopping before Eric Holder came and opened gun fire.
After getting hospitalized, Lathan was transferred to Men’s Central Jail in downtown L.A.but TMZ reports that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation withdrew its petition to revoke his parole.
There’s no telling why the Corrections Department made this decision. Presumably because Nipsey Hussle has been celebrated as a community hero and exemplary leader who promote black ownership and financial literacy. He got love from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to President Obama and the LAPD.
Ironically, he was scheduled to meet with the LAPD alongside Roc Nation to discuss combating gang violence.
So far through the 2019 NBA playoffs, James Harden has been the best player on any court. Aside from wanting to prove that he and his Houston Rockets are the NBA’s best, what is driving the swingman, the memory of Nipsey Hussle.
While on the press conference podium after notching the second straight win against the Utah Jazz, Harden was questioned about the significance of his chain, which has the face of the late rapper.
“He’s one of my close friends. This journey that I’m on is for him, it’s plain and simple,” Harden responded.
Harden and Hussle attended the same school growing up and continued their friendship through their adulthood.
“That name Nip. Everybody knows that name now. I’m just another person helping that name live on.” The Jazz-Rockets series will shift to Salt Lake City, Utah for Game 3 on Saturday, where Harden will continue to do it for Nipsey. You can see the moment from Harden’s presser below.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ JR Smith is still showing late rapper Nipsey Hussle the most respect. The former NBA champion went to social media this week to imagine golf icon Tiger Woods repping the West Coast legend’s legacy.
On Thursday, JR jumped on Instagram Thursday with a photoshopped pic of Woods donning one of Hussle’s signature Crenshaw shirts after winning last weekend’s Masters tournament.
The Athletic’s David Aldridge reached out to Michael Jordan about his reaction to his friend Tiger Woods winning The Masters last Sunday and the NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner agrees with most assessments: It was the greatest comeback. “I took two years off to play baseball, but nothing like that,” Jordan told Aldridge. “I’m pretty sure he questioned himself, whether he could get it back, and he had to put a lot of work in. But he took it head-on. He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit. To me, it was the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen.” (USA Today)
West Coast rapper YG and Mustard are still riding for Nipsey Hussle. The duo went to Instagram Wednesday to show fans how they held down the memory of their late friend at the Coachella music festival.