Snoop Dogg eviscerates Lakers in fiery, over-the-line rant
Snoop Dogg unleashed a blistering screed over the sorry state of the Los Angeles Lakers in a fiery, expletive-laden video posted Sunday on social media.
The rap icon, like all Lakers fans, is disgusted over how the LeBron James-led squad is suffering through a tough season that is falling well short of expectations. However, that does not excuse Snoop Dogg completely crossing the line with some inappropriate and inflammatory remarks during his rant.
While arguing that embattled Lakers head coach Luke Walton should be fired and that every player outside of LeBron is expendable, Snoop Dogg made reprehensible comments in which he states the Lakers should get “a slave ship and ship all them … outta here.”
Snoop Dogg, a longtime superfan, went on to offer his Lakers “booth” up to anyone who wants it for five dollars.
“Sick of this; going to act like it’s going to be all right, it’s going to be cool, they going to figure it out, they going to grow,” Snoop said, as transcribed by The Washington Post. “These sorry m———— aren’t going to do s—. Nothing. Get LeBron some f—— help, because these goofballs ain’t going do s—. They sorry. They f—— suck. I’m selling my f—ing booth right now. I got a booth for the next two, three years. This year, y’all can have it. Five dollars for the m———— booth to the Laker games. Five dollars is the price. Anybody can have it. All the homies, blow me up right now.”
The Lakers endured a demoralizing 118-109 loss to the hapless Suns on Sunday night, a second straight loss and setback that leaves the team sitting at 30-33 and 4.5 games back of the eighth-seeded San Antonio Spurs.
No one could have predicted James’ first season in L.A. to be such a disaster — including the superstar himself — and a play by the superstar during Sunday’s loss put an exclamation mark on the nightmarish campaign. Attempting an inbounds pass in the third quarter, James clanked the basketball off the backboard for a baffling turnover.
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Basketball Reference gives the Lakers only a one-percent chance of reaching the postseason. Given how things have looked of late, that is arguably too high.
Still, it merits reinforcing that the Lakers’ nightmarish season does not excuse Snoop Dogg’s wholly inappropriate rhetoric. It has to be expected that he will receive some serious blowback over his regrettable remarks.