Migos’ Quavo pays tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant with custom sneakers

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Fast facts about Migos rapper Quavo The Lawrenceville native is one-third of hip hop trio Migos. The rapper is the uncle of fellow Migos member, Takeoff, and the cousin of Offset, also a member of the group. Quavo's given name is Quavious Keyate Marshall. He has had several songs make it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart outside of Migos, including the Post Malone feature "Congratulations" and DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," which featured Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne. Quavo has ventured into

NBA All-Star weekend was filled with tributes to late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Lawrenceville’s own Quavo was no exception.

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The Migos member wore custom Nike Kobe 11s, Popculture.com reported. One sneaker featured an image of Bryant in his jersey alongside the two jersey numbers he wore during his career: 8 and 24. The other shoe featured the Lakers player's 13-year-old, Gianna, in her jersey adjacent to her number, 2. The teen was a rising basketball star in her own right and played at Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy.

Images of the sneakers Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Marshall, wore were posted on Migos’ official Instagram account.

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Quavo wore the sneakers as part of his uniform before heading on court and playing for Team Stephen A. during the 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Saturday. The rapper’s former collaborator Chance The Rapper served as team captain, but they couldn’t beat the home team, Team Wilbon. Headed by their captain, rapper Common, the team went on to beat the away players 62-47 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Despite Quavo's status as a hit-making rapper, he isn't a stranger to basketball. He scored 19 points during the 2018 Celebrity All-Star Game and was named the MVP. Last year, Quavo told Business Insider he grew up playing basketball, but was led to a rap career.

“I played in and I'm a student of the game. I love the game. I'm from the game. The game been taken away from me due to decisions I made in the streets, the decisions I made in life, and I chose another route in rapping,” he said.

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