Kobe Bryant – To be fair, Big L himself would’ve had a tough time saving this beat so it’s not all K.O.B.E.’s fault. That being said,Kobe’s flow is as bad as his mini fro in the late 90s. One of the Top 10 NBA players of all-time? Arguably. One of the worst NBA rappers of all-time? Undoubtedly.
NBA's 10 Worst Rappers
Tony Parker – After being married to Eva Longoria, divorcing her, and then going on a subsequent jetpack-fueled party crusade, one might think he can do anything. That’s exactly what has happened with Tony. To be completely upfront, his flow isn’t half-bad on some of his tunes, but then he produces pop/rap/French hybrid music like this that would even make Pitbull cringe.
Carlos Boozer – Apparently this was the Bulls unofficial anthem. If that is true, I hold Carlos Boozer directly responsible for D-Rose blowing out his knee last year in the playoffs. Booz is actually reviled in Chicago, for not showing up in the fourth quarter, or big games, and virtually never showing up on D except to shout “HEYYYYYY!” at unearthly decibels. Maybe he should have just served a hype man type of role on this tune and yelled his signature “AND ONE!” adlibs.
Chris Mills – From B-Ball’s Best Kept Secret. Chris Mills had a long, if not forgettable career in the Association. Logging heavy minutes in Cleveland when Terrell Brandon and Dan Majerle were major contributors on the squad. He then had forgettable years with Golden State in the pre-Baron Davis/S-Jax era. Much like his ten years in the L this track is forgettable. The beat is not horrible, and Mills is, well pretty damn bad, but not even laugh out loud bad. Halfway through the first verse you’ll probably forget who you are listening to.
Chris Webber – C-Webb was one of the most gifted players of his generation, and while he was a five time all-star, and had many accolades, his career still fell flat from what was projected of him in the immediate post-Fab Five era. Chris honed his on court skills in gritty Detroit city, but one listen to this track shows that even growing up in MoTown couldn’t save his lack of musical ability.
Marquis Daniels – Marquis gets assisted on this tune by his group 1090 Blok Boyz. Admittedly the video earns extra points for featuring some sexy vixens, but all that good will is erased when you factor in the GTA videogame style theme. Also, any track made post 1998 (or ever) that has a Ricki Lake reference in the first verse needs to be immediately scrapped.
Steve Francis –Stevie Franchise was a terror on the court with a seemingly unworldly amount ofhops and handles. Take his on court talent, invert it, and then you can begin to fathom how much of a terror he is on the mic. This one time Maryland Terrapin, releases music under his own label, Mazerati Music. Let’s just hope his rap career is about as short as his stay in college.
Troy Hudson –Troy Hudson was somewhat of a sparkplug off the bench. Think of a shorter, not as good, J.R.Smith. In basketball he was a hybrid 1 and 2, so his position was just Guard (or G for short) “T-Hud” wanted to show everyonehow much of a “G” he was and dropped this ill begotten track, “Gangsta”.
Dennis Scott – Yet another cut from the collaborative effort B-Ball’s Best KeptSecret. Thing with this track is, remove D3’s vocals and you have a smooth flowing tune. Seriously, replace Scott with Lost Boyz and you have a track that any kid in ’96 would’ve bumped. Little known fact about the now-affable TV analyst, in 1997 Dennis Scott had a kind of “meltdown” in front of elementary school campers at his own basketball camp which he showed up late to,apparently blaring ‘Pac at high volumes. Where was the rage on this track though?
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A look at 10 NBA players who have tarnished their playing careers by trying to show “skill” on the mic.
Last week we took a look at the “NBA’s 10 Best Rappers”, and the list was filled with some ballers you may have known rhymed, and a few surprise performances, and overall they held their own in the booth. Now we have compiled a list of 10 NBA players who have besmirched not only their basketball reputation, but the entire hip hop community by trying their hand at rapping. We’re not saying when it comes to spitting bars that these guys are terrible, we’re saying they are “turrible” (Charles Barkley voice).
HNHH takes a look at 10 members of the Association who have shown they are fearless, and displayed this by releasing music that would get them kicked out of a middle school talent show contest. Here are the NBA's 10 Worst Rappers.
Be sure to compare this to our “NBA’s 10 Best Rappers” list and chime in on the comments.