Lower than 24 hours earlier than he was fatally shot in entrance of his Los Angeles clothes retailer, rapper Nipsey Hussle was noticed celebrating with Texas Tech followers throughout their historic Elite Eight victory over Gonzaga.
ESPN’s Myron Medcalf tweeted Nipsey Hussle was within the Texas Tech part cheering on the Pink Raiders through the sport.
“Nipsey Hussle was within the Texas Tech cheering part final evening in Anaheim. He was going loopy within the last seconds of the sport and speaking to Pink Raiders followers all through,” Medcalf tweeted.
After the electrifying sport, Texas Tech participant Brandone Francis invited the rapper to the Texas Tech locker room. Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver additionally tagged Nipsey Hussle in his Instagram Story.
Francis additionally shared a video of himself with Nipsey Hussle celebrating the staff’s development to the Ultimate 4.
As soon as information broke of the rapper’s homicide, Francis shared a touching tribute to Nipsey Hussle on his Instagram web page.
“I’ll always remember about you. Final evening our staff made historical past and also you had been there to witness all of it by coming to assist me alongside w/my household. You had been residing the second identical to you had been within the court docket with us,” Francis wrote. “You had been so inspiring, motivational, and Legendary via your music/songs. Phrases gained’t be capable of deliver you again, However I would like you to know that I love you so a lot for the whole lot that you simply had been, And that your Legacy will stay FOREVER and ever.”
Along with the Texas Tech gamers, NBA groups such because the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors paid tribute to the 33-year-old rapper throughout their Sunday evening video games.
A customized jersey for Nipsey Hussle, who frequented Clippers video games, hung within the locker room of the Staples Middle, whereas the Los Angeles Clippers performed a touching video montage of the L.A. native within the stadium. In the course of the Golden State Warriors’ staff warm-up, Hussle’s music blasted over the audio system whereas gamers like Draymond Inexperienced and Kevin Durant danced alongside.
Whereas the Los Angeles Lakers are out of the playoffs and couldn’t mourn Nipsey Hussle’s loss throughout a sport, the staff shared a tribute to the musician on their official Twitter web page.