Rappers & Athletes

"Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake Rappers and athletes have always had close ties, but it seems we're seeing more...

  • Rappers & Athletes
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    "Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake Rappers and athletes have always had close ties, but it seems we're seeing more and more crossover between sports and music. Much of that can be attributed to Instagram, which has created a need for every celebrity to flex the chance encounters they have with other celebrities....
  • Security Guard Accused Of Stealing Lakers Title Rings
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     Former LA Lakers security guard, Eddie J. Monterrosso has been charged with stealing two NBA championship rings that disappeared last week. Upon a police search of Monterrosso's home, officers found the rings from the Lakers' 2009 and 2010 championship seasons. Along with the rings, Monterrosso is also accused of stealing gift cards, all of which total $20,000. [Via]
  • Nike Unveils Kobe 9
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    Ladies and gentleman, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Masterpiece." Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Eric Avar, the designer, and Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, were all present for the official unveiling of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. The super high-top sneaker features Nike Flyknit, Flywire, and Lunarlon. Parker said of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, "There's 50% less waste than a traditional basketball shoe." This is due...
  • John Wall Makes It Rain At D.C. Stripclub
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    Wizards franchise point guard John Wall recently signed a lucrative contract for $80 million, and during an emotional press conference vowed to do whatever he could to give back to the community in various ways. One of the ways he’s giving back is donating $1 million, another is “donating” stacks to ladies at Stadium Nightclub – a D.C. area gentleman’s club.   It Was Real In Here!...
  • LeBron Given Police Escort Because Jay Z Would Not Perform Till He Arrived
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    LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road. Unfortunately for the cops who gave LBJ the escort, the league MVP posted video of it on Instagram which brought it to the authorities’ attention.  Now the...
  • LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted]
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    Earlier in the summer, LeBron James was showing off his preferential treatment as he had a DJ set up in his hotel room in Asia.  Now the league MVP, posts a video on Instagram of him headed to the Legends Of The Summer concert which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. LBJ had a police escort on his way to the venue and the car he was in was driving on the wrong side of the road. ...
  • Laker Nick Young Supports Kendrick's Verse & Throws Jabs At Drake
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    The world of hip hop is still reeling after Kendrick Lamar’s electric name-calling verse on “Contact (HOF)” earlier this week.  K.Dot made reference to Phil Jackson, and even elicited a response from the 11-time championship coach. In an interview with DIME, new Lakers swingman, Nick Young, was asked about the Compton rapper as the two have been linked in the past.  Turns out Young and...
  • Spike Lee Tells Michael Jordan Gambling Story With Magic & Barkley
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    Michael Jordan is a compulsive competitor and not only on the basketball court.  The tales of his cut-throat competitive streak have been told for years, and this infamously has seeped over into his gambling.  He was renowned in his youth for staying up all night playing cards, and then playing or training the next day. In a site down interview with SI, Spike Lee talks about the time he was...
  • Kobe Bryant Discusses His Failed Rap Career
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    Another interview with Kobe Bryant as he tours Asia, this time as part of his Lenova Manila Tour in the Philippines.  Besides the usual questions about his drive, and recovery from his Achilles injury, Bryant was asked some hip hop related questions. Standing in an arena with hoards of screaming fans, and multiple cardboard Kobe cutouts behind him, the Lakers legend was asked by the moderator...
  • Chris Bosh Playing As A Dinosaur In NBA2K
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    Chris Bosh is nearly as famous for his comical, and often ill-timed photos as he is for his All Star caliber game.  A popular meme is how the former Toronto Raptors forward bears resemblance to an actual dinosaur.  Youtuber MkEliteWorksX put together an NBA 2K13 video which features Bosh playing as a dinosaur.  Now, this is much bulkier than the real-life Heat big man, but it’s hilarious all...
  • Michelle Obama Releasing Hip Hop-Inspired Album Feat. Iman Shumpert
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    In her continuing effort to raise awareness for physical fitness in a battle against childhood obesity, Michelle Obama is releasing a hip hop-inspired album called “Let’s Move.” The album will likely not feature the first Lady spitting on the mic or anything along those lines, but the 19 track project will feature a cut from Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, who is easily one of the best rappers...
  • 10 Criminal NBA Players
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    A few NBA players have made headlines this summer for their off-court antics which has led to fines, suspensions, and even gone to court.  Michael Beasley was charged with marijuana possession (again) and now may be cut by the Suns.  NBA journeyman, Terrel Harris was suspended five games for testing positive for a banned substance (most likely weed).  Plus, Terrence Jones was recently booked...
  • Russell Westbrook's Wild Look At Teen Choice Awards With Miley Cyrus
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    Considered by many to be one of the best dressed players in the NBA, Russell Westbrook never shies away from experimenting with his forward-fashion look.  Last night he attended the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, and used the opportunity to try out his white sleeveless shirt complete with a floral-esque pattern, and a high button on his collar. He posted the look on Instagram with the hashtags...
  • 10 Dope & Crazy Cars NBA Players Own
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    It's common for players to come from an impoverished background, so they're quick to dip into their newly deepened pockets to style on people and show off their personal flair.  Having more money than you know what to do with, and wanting to make an impression on people, NBA players can be known to trick out a ride - often times to the car's detriment.   We take a look at 10 Dope and Crazy...
  • Durant & Harden Partying With Wale, Travi$ Scott, & Mya In LA
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    Kevin Durant and James Harden were seen last week in Los Angeles attending a Dodgers game together, and now we get a look at the former teammates partying together at Lure Nightclub’s Toxic day party. Chicago Bulls forward, Taj Gibson was in attendance in the event that was rife with hip hop talent as well.  Wale hung out with KD, as the two DMV products know each other and even appeared in a...
  • Drake Addresses Dissing Kobe's Wife On "Stay Schemin" Says "It's Just Rap"
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    Drake sent shockwaves through the hip hop, NBA communities and eventually social media with his “diss” of Kobe’s wife, Vanessa on the track “Stay Schemin’” when he addresses the apparent massive divorce settlement she would be getting. Kobe ‘bout to lose a hundred fifty Ms/ Kobe my nigga I hate it had to be him Bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gymA year later, and after...
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