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During and after the emotional memorial of basketball icon Kobe Bryant, many fans and notables have spoken publicly about their memories of the NBA star, but none have a memory of the “Mamba” quite like rap ver LL Cool J.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, the “Mama Said Knock You Out” emcee talked about the time that Bryant played an album for him and needless to say, Mr. Smith wasn’t giving the project the nod.

Two decades ago, Kobe did drop a full-length studio album entitled K.O.B.E., which featured supermodel Tyra Banks on the title track. LL says that this wasn’t that. See the interview below.

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