The song is an ode to the Los Angeles superstar, who hours later would lead the Lakers to a one-sided win over the Orlando Magic 100-75.
Bryant led the way with 40 points in the blowout, and as Wayne's track notes, "Kobe doin' work/ 2-4 on my shirt/ He's the greatest on the court/ And I'm the greatest on the verse."
The New Orleans rapper is a longtime LeBron fan, but in his ESPN the Magazine blog last month, he predicted Bryant and the Lake Show would overtake the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the championship.
"Anyway, so now we're looking at a Lakers versus Cavaliers final, and that's going to be amazing," Wayne projected. "Kobe won't get the best of LeBron, but the Lakers will get the best of the Cavs. I'll be rooting for the Lakers, and LeBron already knows that. So it's not like I'm gonna show up in a Kobe jersey and make 'Bron Bron cry. He knows I've been a Laker fan my whole life so it's all good. That don't mean he likes it, but he ain't gonna cry when he sees me at the games screaming for Pau Gasol and Trevor Ariza."
Wayne assumed, like most everyone else, that the finals would be a matchup between the NBA's two brightest stars, but Cleveland didn't hold up their end of the bargain. However, after Thursday's dazzling performance, it looks like the Lakers will.
Lil Wayne's Rebirth LP is due later this summer, and at press time it looked like a strong possibility he'll be touring with Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'em and Drake.