“I swear sports and music are so synonymous, cause we want to be them, and they want to be us,” said Drake. Basketball and Rap music go hand in hand. Even during the games, most of the songs used in the arenas are Rap. Rappers attend basketball games, and NBA players have their favorite Rappers. It’s no surprise that many NBA players attempted Rap career. Let’s go through 8 NBA Stars who have their own songs.
8. Tony Parker – San Antonio Spurs
Tony Parker is such a quiet NBA player that no one can imagine that he can rap. In 2007 he released the full-length LP album TP, which featured R&B singer Jamie Foxx and French rapper Soprano. The album was comprised entirely of French lyrics. Some of his songs are Balance Toi, and Premier Love. Tony Parker only announced his retirement from the rap game in 2013 after six years.
7. Lou Williams – Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams dabbled in hip-hop quite a few times since stepping onto the scene after his Philadelphia 76ers debut. He freestyled over Meek Mill’s “I’ma Boss” single and was on “I Want It All” Meek Mill ft. Lou Williams. After Designer’s hit “Panda” blew up on airwaves in 2016, he delivered his own rendition of the song.
6. Iman Shumpert – Sacramento Kings
“I’ve been rapping since I was my brother’s youngin’/ Battles on the corner had to end with punches,” Shumpert rhymes in his remix of Drake and Future’s single “Jumpman”. He dropped his own mixtape, Th3 #Post90s, in 2012 and continues to dish out new material like “His Story” in 2016. His songs include “Glory”, “Build Em”, “Promised”, which has about 600K views on Youtube, pretty respectable for an NBA rapper.
5. Kobe Bryant – Former L.A. Lakers
In 2000, the future Hall Of Fame, Kobe Bryant, dropped a single, “K.O.B.E.” featuring the Supermodel Tyra Banks in the hook. But this was not a good choice as he was going for a more hardcore style. It came off just sounding a little awkward for the Black Mamba. His other song was called “Thug Poet”. The irony in this is, Kobe is neither thug nor poet for this matter.
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