15 NBA Players Who Took Their Hardwood Talents To The Booth

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The saying goes, rappers want to ball, athletes want to rap, but unfortunately the abilities from the hardwood didn’t carry over to the booth for many of those that tried.

Take a look at 15 current and former NBA superstars that tried to take their talents to the studio.

Lebron James – F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit


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Lebron tries to get his Hov on in his only freestyle video released. This isn’t as bad as some of the others, but still probably should have kept this for his own ears. He probably won’t be crowned King of the microphone anytime soon.


Kobe Bryant Ft. Tyra Banks – K.O.B.E

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Kobe was really feeling himself with this record, appropriately titled K.O.B.E. But again who wouldn’t? He took Brandy to his senior prom, and a few weeks later was the future of the Lakers, so we get it, but again, this would of been better to keep on his and Tyra Banks iPod.


Shaquille O’Neal – I Got Skillz

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Believe it or not, this song was a big hit on the Billboard charts at the time, and the album ended up going platinum, yes a million copies were sold. You know how many artists never accomplish that? Shaq really took advantage of his bigger than life character and cashed in. But believe it or not Shaq definitely has some flow compared to a lot of the other athletes.


Kevin Durant – Worried About Tomorrow

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Kevin Durant seems to just rap as a hobby, and isn’t terrible. But it seems that he hops on tracks with his artist that he signed, to help give the song some more shine being he’s KD. Can’t get mad at that.


Ron Artest a.k.a Metta WorldPeace – Champions

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Metta WorldPeace, aka Ron Artest, always had hip-hop in his blood since he grew up in NYC in its height of hip-hop dominance. And after winning his first championship with the Lakers, he let the world know through his song that he is the Champion!


Stephen Jackson – America Da Beautiful ft. Scarface

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Stephen Jackson retired from the hardwood and now lives in the booth. Unlike a lot of the one hitter rapper/ballers, he does it full time for a living now and goes by Stak5 and has collaborated with some big emcees from the south, including the track below with Scarface. His bars and concept behind this song are as real as it gets, but still needs to work on that voice complexion. He even called out his former owner Donald Sterling, for obvious reasons.


Steve Francis – Finer Things

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Steve Francis was once a NBA star, then just disappeared from the league. Last we heard from Stevie Franchise, he was Drunk In Love at the club, and getting his chain snatched on stage in Houston. He sure seems to know how to get caught up in the “hip-hop drama”, just not so much on actually making quality hip-hop music.


Lou Williams ft. Meek Mill – I Want It All

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6th man like Lou Will. After being name dropped heavy on Drake’s new song 6th Man, (and actually won 6th man of the year in the NBA in 2015). Lou has already been a “veteran” in this rap game. While playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, Lou Williams linked up with Philly’s own Meek Mill for a few collabs.


Tony Parker ft. Fabolous – Top Of The Game


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I bet a lot of you had no idea about this, because we didn’t. Back in the mid 2000’s Tony Parker took a try in the hip-hop game. His biggest song we could find featured Fabolous, but since TP rapped in French, we can’t tell you if the lyrics were any good, but those clothes, bring back some throwback memories!


Allen Iverson – 40 Barz


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A.I. was the king of the NBA at the time he released his rap debut. He kept it all the way streets unlike some other athletes, and to hip-hop fans, the content was nothing new, but to many media members it totally caught them off guard, and created quite the controversy in the media.


Iman Shumpert – The Offs

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Iman Shumpert is the reason for this whole post. He does have a few other songs out, and the concept behind a playoff anthem for his team is there. Kind of has a 3-stacks type of feel, in a way.


Chris Webber ft. Kurupt – Gangsta, Gangsta

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Chris Webber has been a major name in basketball since his freshman year at Michigan. His hip-hop career never really equated to that. Should of called a timeout before the beat dropped.


Joe Smith aka Joe Beast – The Beginning

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Remember Joe Smith, the once first overall pick? Well he is now a full time rapper named Joe Beast. Enough said.


Cedric Ceballos Ft Warren G – Flow On

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Cedric Ceballos, remember that name? Well back in the day he linked up with West Coast legend Warren G and made himself his own West Coast record.


Delonte West – KFC Freestyle

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Delonte West and his cousin got their freestyle on for 5 minutes while waited for some chicken at KFC drive through. This by far, takes the cake with ballers thinking their rappers. “He got that KFC hookup.”

Watch: Steph Curry & Other NBA Greats Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

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The NBA final match up between Steph Curry and the Warriors versus Lebron James and the Cavaliers is a perfect excuse for meme makers and tweeters to get their shine on via social media— even at the risk of sounding cruel and rude.

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Luckily, the players in this year’s NBA finals and a few other basketball legends have a great sense of humor. Steph Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, and Reggie Miller are among the players who made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night prime time special on Thursday and read nothing but insults about themselves in a classic game of Mean Tweets.

Check out the hilarious video above to see who received the meanest insults.

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Shaquille O’Neil Gets Tall Surprise from Lakers on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Former NBA All Star and future Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neil has a new nickname. He can now be called the “Big Statue.”

On Jimmy Kimmel live, he was given the announcement about his likeness being immortalized in front of Staples Center.

Shaq was shocked about the news and his reaction is priceless!

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After Trolly Neighbor Calls Cops On Kids Playing Basketball, The Police Show Up With Shaquille O’Neal

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Bobby White became internet cop of the year when he was caught playing basketball with a group of kids after neighbors called in a noise complaint.

Shaquille O’Neal was so inspired by the cop’s actions, that he requested to be involved in a similar effort for the community.

O’Neal asked Gainsesville Public Information officer Ben Tobias to keep the stunt under wraps so they could really surprise the kids.

“I became a cop to help people, and these kids will never forget the day Shaq rolled up to their neighborhood and played basketball with them,” Tobias said to Action News 30.

“Without my choice to keep it a secret, I’m not sure this day would have transpired like it did,” he added.

We are sure this super-star cameo made these kids’ day!

See the tweet from the Gainesville police department below:

We love to see both celebrity and public servants working for the community, instead of against it.



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Katt Williams Calls Kevin Hart “His Bi#$h” (Video)

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Shaq Shuts Down Shaunie O’Neal In Court


Shaunie O’Neal lost home court advantage when ex-husband  Shaquille O’Neal won a judgment to prevent her from featuring their children in a new reality show.

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According to TMZ, Shaunie  tried to convince Shaq that her new show would be devoid of the ratchetry of her other “Basketball Wives” reality properties, but rather wholesome family fun.   But Shaq was unconvinced.  Shaq believes that the show would prove to be a distraction for their four children, as some of them are already struggling academically.

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When reporters caught Shaunie leaving the courthouse, she was asked to speculate on Shaq’s reason for shutting her down.  Shaunie replied “You know what? I’m not even gonna comment on that. I’m not gonna go there.”

Shaunie’s new reality show is set to shoot in January.


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Shaq+Gabrielle Union=LMAO

Did yall know Shaquille Oneal has a comedy channel online?  YUP!  Did you know he has an ongoing series with Gabrielle Union where she plays a funny weird cop?  YUP!  Want to check it out?  OK!  The  show is called, Riding Dirty with Officer Turner and this episode guest stars Affion Crockett and is directed by popular video director, Nzinga Stewart.

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Shaq Wants You To Sip On His Liquor


Shaq is getting in the liquor business, and his new brand Luv Shaq will be on the shelves in 2013.

You read that right. Luv. Shaq.

According to the New York Post, it’s going to be “sugar- and gluten-free,” and it will be available in “in coconut flavor, and the bottle features an image of O’Neal with giant wings.” Giant. Wings.The founder of Devotion Vodka, which is producing the vodka, says it will compete with Diddy’s Ciroc, but at a “more competitive price.”

I applaud Shaq for making a liquor that is more “health conscious” (but it’s still alcohol, how conscious can it be?) especially since teeny skinny cocktails are all the rage right now. Get in where you fit it, Mr. O’Neal. But the name? And the gimmick of him with wings? I don’t know if I can cosign this one, bruh. I would have accepted T.W.I.S.M. over this.

Will you try Shaq’s vodka?

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Basketball Superstar Shaq Tells All In New Book

On November 15th, the world will be able to get a look in the life of a basketball superstar. Shaq is releasing a tell all book about his life, basketball career, and relationship with fellow teammate Kobe Bryant called Shaq “Uncut.” The newly retired basketball star also touches the issues of the sexual assault case, legal drama, and how the Lakers dynasty died. This highly anticipated memoir is sure to be a stocking stuffer this holiday season.

What Shaquille O’Neal Really Thinks About “Basketball Wives”

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When Shaquille O’Neal married his now ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal in 2002, he had no idea that relationship would propel her and other women into the spotlight as “Basketball Wives.” But now that Shaunie’s ballin’ on her own, what does Shaq think about the show? And is there any chance of a “Basketball Husbands” spinoff?

Take a listen to this interview on “Tom Joyner Morning Show” to find out the answers, and hear what Shaq is up to now that he’s retired from the NBA.


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Shaq Accuses Dwyane Wade Of Cheating On Gabrielle Union With Lauren London

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade and Lauren LondonShaq violated the man code when he threw Dwyane Wade under the bus for cheating on Gabrielle Union with Lauren London. While trying to kick game to Newsweek reporter Allison Samuels Shaq but Wade on blast.

Check out the e-mails :

Samuels: Hi. Sesslielopez@gmail.com [FYI, the email address bounces back]. Or I can give her your info? She’s not in the country until Wed so maybe then is better because she hasn’t answered me about something else I asked her about. Also she asked about your personal life and I told her_whatever it is_-I’m sure you had it under control. Still waiting on Robinne’s response.

Shaq: Sesslie aintdat fine whts robins last name

Samuels: You are so wrong! Robinne Lee_she’s on Tyler Perry’s show sometimes. Do you know Lauren London_I don’t_but I know James Lassiter knows how to reach her. You ever dealt with her_is she cool? Sharon Leal?

Shaq: Loren is d wade’s girl im not wrong sesslie aint my type u r

Samuels: What about Gabrielle and Dwyane?

Shaq: He gottem all I want u or rihanna

Samuels: Rihanna is too young_19– she is just legal and you know I’m very chatty and you said you didn’t like that!!!!!

Shaq: Yeah but I told u had a crush on me and u wouldnt chat about us i kn o u

Samuels: No_I’m chatty in a relationship_not to others. You just decided I had a crush on you huh?? When did you decide that?


We all know that Shaq is a jokester, but I can bet Wade is not laughing!  Can’t you guys just see the big grin on Kobe’s face right now!

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Does Shaq & Hoopz Kissing Make You Want To Vomit?

Shaq and Hoopz was spotted in Calabassas over the weekend. The two spent their afternoon seeing planet of the apes and kissing for the paparazzi. I think everyone who saw them kissing wanted to throw up.

Shaq retired from the NBA and Hoopz has no career so the two have lots of time to spend with one another. According to Shaunie O’neal, Shaq needs to find time to kick it with his children instead of Hoopz who looks like she could be his child as well.

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