Rappers and ballers, ballers and rappers. They both want to be each other, and often take the opportunity to showcase their talent in each other's field.
The Game hoops it up in LA's Drew League, Wale posts videos of himself working on his jumper, and Cam'ron used to be a stud guard playing for Gauchos.
But, what if we paired up a rapper with a pro baller currently playing in their hometown? For instance, what if Miami's own Rick Ross were to pair up with LeBron James in an NBA Jam style competition against other 2 man squads.
LeBron James left last night's game in the fourth quarter after Serge Ibaka busted his nose on a drive to the basket. LeBron finished the play with a sick dunk on Ibaka, but was unable to continue.
LeBron was said to be woozy after the game, though he passed a concussion test. King James was in good spirits, and even hopped on instagram to share a "Bane James" picture that somebody sent via social media.
At the time of the "event" Twitter exploded with a barrage of 140 character bombs aimed at James, and his bloodied nose.
In speaking with GQ, LeBron addressed his absent father, and how it turned him into the man he is today. The Huffington Post took a powerful quote from the article and LeBron took to instagram to share it with his followers.
Hate him or love him, you have to respect LeBron's dedication to be a better man than his father was. The quote reads;
LeBron James is King James on the court, and now he is King of NBA Style. GQ has named LeBron the most stylish NBA star, as he posed for pictures by Terry Richardson.
GQ noted everything from LeBron's casual lifestyle wear to his formal suits as reasons that he reigns supreme in the world of NBA fashion. LeBron showed off his versatility in his shoot with Richardson, posing in Nike Flyknit Trainers and Balenciaga Arenas.
Kevin Durant is on the record as saying he does not like the "Slim Reaper" nickname. While he understands that self-appointed nicknames don't really fly, he still threw his own suggestion into the ring.
"The Servant" is the nickname that Kevin Durant has thought up for himself, if "KD" isn't good enough. Durant revealed his new nickname during an interview with Bill Simmons.
As expected, the New Orleans All-Star Game brought out a ton of celebrities including Drake, P Diddy, Spike Lee, and Kendrick Lamar.
Kendrick was there to perform on Saturday night, Kevin Hart participated in the Celebrity game along with Wale and Nick Cannon, and the rest were just there to enjoy a good time.
We saw Nelly showing love to Bradley Beal; the two have known each other since Bradley was a kid. French Montana was on hand as well as Ludacris, 2 Chainz, and Drake who helped Terrence Ross out during the Dunk Contest.
LeBron James weighed in on when Kevin Durant will really start feeling the pressure to get over the hump and win an NBA title. LeBron is all too familiar with the media and fans hovering over you, scrutinizing you, until you win a title. And even after you've won, the pressure builds again about when the next title will come.
So when will KD really start to feel the heat?
"When I retire,” James said. “When I retire. They’re still talking about, am I going to win a third? You know…”
In honor of Valentine's Day, let's take a look at the Top-10 heartbreaking losses of the NBA season. Buzzer beaters, last second shots, and all around devastating team defeats, that's what V-Day was made for.
Lisa Robinson of Vanity Fair dove deep into the pre-game minds of the NBA stars to get a better understanding of what they listen to before they take the floor. No matter what status of super stardom, players are always rocking headphones before they hit the court, and sometimes even during warm ups.
Kanye West was in attendance at a High School basketball game in Brentwood, California, with Clippers coach Doc Rivers. Kanye was at the game to support his friend, Tracey Mills' nephew, and looks absolutely miserable in these pictures.
There is one picture of Kanye smiling, so we can't hate on him too much. Sometimes high school basketball games are flat out brutal. Especially when there's paparazzi flashing right in your mug. I'm speaking from experience, guys.
Back in their epic Bill and Jalen’s 2013 NBA Preview, Grantland’s top dogs coined a catchy term for something we’d all joked about once or twice: that token old dude who lingers around the bottom of a team’s rotation, cashing in as a ‘veteran presence’ while hardly playing.
Stephon Marbury is still alive, and he's still playing ball in China for the Bejing Ducks. He recently returned from an injury to play in a game against the Shandong Flaming Bulls, but didn't last the entire game.
No, Marbury didn't suffer another injury. The Coney Island kid was ejected, and locked out, after this scuffle in the 3rd quarter;
The New York Knicks are the most disappointing team in the NBA this season. They currently hold a 19-29 record which is actually good enough for 3rd in the Atlantic Division. If the playoffs were to start today, they would miss the dance. Even in the atrocious Eastern Conference they are two games out of the coveted 8 seed.
That said, there are some things you don't know about the most valuable franchise in the NBA. Or maybe you do know these facts already; if that's the case, pat yourself on the back.
Things continue to get worse around the Cleveland Cavaliers organization. Rumors maintain that Kyrie desperately wants out of Cleveland, and now he is looking to fire his agent.
Kyrie's agent, Jeff Wechsler, reportedly wants Kyrie to stay in Cleveland, which is grounds for firing. Some close to Kyrie believe he is longing to play in the New York area; he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey.
Whatever the case, it is becoming more and more evident that Kyrie is fed up with the situation in Cleveland as a whole, and is unwilling to stay there long term.