Recently, the 37-year-old emcee Kanye West was in Perth, Australia with friends, and they decided to shoot some hoops. Elliot Wilson from Rap Radar uploaded some pics of Yeezy on the court to his Instagram, and the Daily Mail has some grainy footage of their basketball session, but we’re still not sure the “Yeezus” rapper can ball. Read More »
/ Jul 23, 2014 / 2:48 pm
In a new interview this week with Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Kanye West compared himself to LeBron James. It’s not the first time he’s done so, and it probably won’t be the last.
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Joel Embiid’s Twitter recruitment of LeBron James failed miserably, but that didn’t stop him from reaching out to another controversial celebrity. Embiid’s latest courtship, however, was far shorter than his proposition of The King. After tweeting an overture to Kim Kardashian, the 20 year-old Philadelphia 76er quickly recanted his plea upon “realizing” the reality star was married. Read More »
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married over the weekend in Florence, Italy. Everyone was scrambling online to pinpoint the location of the ceremony, and to get access to photos and any tidbits we could find about the food, the speech, or anything else. Yes, we are all paparazzi to some extent, or just really nosy people. After scouring through the information, it turns out the weekend had a huge NBA presence. Let us explain.
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Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
A wise man once said “I swear sports and music are so synonymous ’cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.” There is a lot of truth in that quote, especially considering the influence the game basketball has had on the lyrics of our favorite hip hop artists. Emcees since the beginning of time have been referencing the NBA in their music. From Kurtis Blow to Jay-Z, the game of basketball and the rap game are inextricably linked. Read More »
There aren’t many things more powerful than LeBron James going full speed to the rack on a fast break, but music is one of them. Music plays an integral part in a player’s mindset before he steps onto the hardwood. Look into an NBA locker room before a game; all you will see is a bunch of Dre Beats with music blaring in them. Read More »
If there’s any genre of music that relates directly to the sport of basketball, it’s hip-hop. Like hip-hop, basketball is predominantly ruled by African-Americans, its legends often come from having nothing before eventually reaching superstardom, and it’s most popular in the inner cities of America. And just like rappers, there are great NBA players, bad ones, overrated ones, underrated ones, controversial ones, and plenty of others. Read More »
The J.R. Smith Twitter and Instagram game is unparalleled. We know this.
The tweet he sent out a little after 9 p.m tonight a few hours after his Knicks lost to the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden though really might be some of his best work. Kris Humphries best duck. Read More »
It’s safe to say that as far as NBA players go, the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert is personality-plus. [Watch Iman review the iPhone 5 by trying to dunk it]
After the jump there’s a clip of him freestyling yesterday at Knicks Media Day. A sampling of his lyrics: Read More »