The NBA regular season finally kicked off earlier this week, and every player and fan--including a handful of huge artists--is hyped. A few rappers are far more than just NBA fans: Drake is the global ambassador for his hometown Toronto Raptors, D.C.'s Wale has been named creative liaison to the Washington Wizards, and Lil B is once again activating the Based God curse on players who show him "a blatant act of disrespect." It's hard to imagine the current NBA landscape without the influence of hip hop -- and vice versa!
We cooked up a list of some past and present NBA players who have taken shot at a career in hip hop. Although only a few are known for their rhymes, some of them are definitely worth rocking with!