Dr. Dre paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a musical montage of the NBA star's career and a remodeled 'Kobe Center'

  • Dr. Dre paid tribute to Kobe Bryant by dropping a career-highlights audio-visual feature at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. 
  • The hip-hop legend debuted new music and also sampled from his iconic 1996 song, "California Love," as well as Queen's "We Will Rock You."
  • The video showcased some of Bryant's finest career moments from when he began playing at just 18 years old to touching footage of him doting on his daughter Gianna, who was killed along with Bryant and seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
  • It also featured a CGI renamed Staples Center: "Kobe Center."
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Dr. Dre paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with a career-highlights video at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. 

The Los Angeles-based hip-hop legend produced an audio-visual spectacle, which featured new music alongside his seminal 1996 song with Tupac, "California Love." It also sampled Queen's iconic beat from "We Will Rock You."

The CGI video dramatically begins on Bryant's iconic No. 24 Lakers jersey, which rises in a darkly lit Staples Center after a snake — presumably a black mamba — slithers from underneath it.

Viewers are then transported back to 1996, when Bryant excited the crowds during his first season for the Lakers at just 18 years old.

The montage used in-game sounds to accompany visuals of Bryant's in-game highlights and championship celebrations. 

Dr. Dre also included images of Bryant cradling his daughter Gianna, who was killed along with Bryant and seven others last month in a helicopter crash in California.

The video concludes with a reimagined CGI Staples Center called "Kobe Center." 

The NBA on TNT Twitter account posted the video after it premiered at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night.

Jennifer Hudson also performed at the United Center in Chicago.
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Other stars also paid their respects for Bryant during the All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago. 

Jennifer Hudson performed a heart-warming rendition of the classic 1934 song "For All We Know," while flashback footage of Bryant was played in the background.

During the halftime show, Chance the Rapper also performed his song "I Was A Rock," which he originally performed as a tribute to Muhammad Ali in 2016. 

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