Lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan Ice Cube spoke about the legacy of his late friend Kobe and his childhood idol Lee on the Getcha Popcorn Ready podcast on May 9.
Los Angeles, CA Kobe Bryant and Bruce Lee were unparalleled masters of their respective crafts in basketball and martial arts. According to Ice Cube, more importantly, the late NBA deity and deceased Hollywood icon were spiritual gurus whose respective proverbs such as failure doesnt exist and be water inspired millions of people including the You Can Do It lyricist to reach or exceed their own potential. Ice Cube spoke about the similarities between the legacy and tragic deaths of his friend Kobe and Cubes childhood idol Lee during on interview on the Getcha Popcorn Ready podcast released Sunday (May 9). The podcast is co-hosted by retired NFL wide receivers Terrell Owens and Matthew Hachette. Its like losing a superhero. I remember having a superhero like Bruce Lee and finding out he you know. I put Kobe in that category in a way, Ice Cube said. So its a great loss to our courage in a way. People like Kobe help of all of us, summons the spirit in us, you know what I mean? To be the best. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bruce Lee (@brucelee) Cube added he embraces The Black Mambas and The Little Dragons philosophy to constantly challenge oneself as their own best opponent in everything they do, and perceives the Hall of Famer Owens does the same. It takes courage to go there and challenge yourself because thats the fight nobody knows but you Cube said. To challenge yourself, to go further, get better, and be better in that, youre good but not good enough, keep going. This is what I love about athletes like, with that spirit that Kobe, I give T.O. that spirit too. Kobe died in a plane crash with his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others on January 26, 2020. Lee passed away from a cerebral edema on May 10, 1973, and today marks the 48th anniversary of his passing.