Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known widely as Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
The rapper was outside of his Marathon Clothing store located in South Los Angeles in a place that he transformed and gave back to the community as a means of economic empowerment in hopes of prosperity.
Nipsey Hussle was more than just a rapper who began selling his mixtape for $100 and sold over 1,000 copies in a matter of hours. He was more than a record label founder. He was more than a Rap Album of the Year Nominee at this year’s Grammy’s.
Nipsey Hussle was a champion of the people raised by the streets and celebrated and adored by so many. He was a father. A brother, A husband. An entrepreneur. An activist. A winner.
“He led by example. He was everything to us.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 3, 2019
His death has left a sour taste in the mouths of many. Both the hip-hop and basketball community are mourning with his family and the community he contributed so much to.
NBA players have paid their respects to Nipsey and his music ever since the news broke on Sunday afternoon. Take a look at the shoes worn below.
Our hearts go out to his wife Lauren London, his family, the Crenshaw community and others.
The Marathon Continues.
+ KCP dropped 23 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday
+ Both the Lakers and Clippers have honored Nip. Shout out to LA unity.
+ The Compton naive has sported a lot of Kobe heat this season including these 11s and 4s
+ DeRozan pays his reposted to Nipsey, his album and his roots of Crenshaw
+ The Uproar Palace Guard is inspired by the Palace Guard back from the ’90s with its ode to Detroit Pistons
+ Shoutout to Rudy Gay for putting on for his fellow PUMA family member Nipsey
+ Danny Green inscribes his Court Disrupts with Nipsey’s legal name
+ It appears as though the inner heel cup has a checkered flag in honor of Nipsey and his Victory Lap album. Tough.
+ Harrell has rotated Jordans, adidas, Nike and Reebok all season long
+ LA Clippers made a custom jersey for Nip upon hearing the news earlier that day
+ Kawhi has become the face of the NB Basketball resurgence with the OMN1s
+ Leonard writes Nipsey’s label name “All Money In” on the midsole of his shoe
+ IT seems healthier than ever as him and the Denver Nuggets prepare themselves for a playoff run
+ Thomas in one of the few Nike Athletes that have been blessed to rock fire colorways of the heavily admired Kobe 4 Protro
+ Wade made his last appearance in the TD Garden with a nod to Nipsey
+ The colorway pays homage to the UNDFTD x Nike Air Huarache “LA” that Nipsey was a a part of before he joined PUMA
+ Westbrook and Nipsey have always had a strong relationship due to their mission to give back to their respective communities
+ Brodie went off for 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists in honor of Nipsey and his Rollin 60’s crips. You can read more about Westbrook’s historic performance here